Gibson Custom Shop Announces Inspired By Robby Krieger SG

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 27, 2009 at 9:25 AM

There are only a few guitar players so recognized by their guitar of choice that it’s hard to picture one without the other. But such is the case with renowned American rock 'n' roll guitarist Robby Krieger and the Gibson SG. Whether it's the SG Special he played at the beginning of his career with the legendary Doors, or the dozen or so he's owned since, Gibson SGs have defined Krieger's career the way he and the Doors redefined American rock and roll. As the founder, songwriter, and lead guitarist of the Doors, Krieger has played on and written such classic rock staples as "Light My Fire," "Love Me Two Times," "Love Her Madly," and countless others that are as relevant today as they were popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

In recognition of Robby Krieger's status as a genuine American rock 'n' roll icon, the Gibson Custom Shop has honored his legacy with the introduction of the new Inspired By Robby Krieger SG. Blending several features from some of Krieger's favorite SGs, the Krieger Inspired By model recreates the body of his beloved 1967 SG Standard, right down to the tiniest scratches, dings and belt rash. It is made of traditional solid mahogany and finished in Aged Dark Heritage Cherry finish. The neck is also an SG one-piece mahogany neck, but with a hybrid neck profile modeled after the neck on a '61 SG Standard owned by a close friend and the neck on his personal '67 SG Standard. Krieger's signature sound is delivered through a pair of Gibson's '57 Classic pickups. Robby Krieger SG

Everything else is classic Gibson SG Standard, including the ABR-1 Bridge and Maestro tailpiece tremolo system, nickel hardware, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with figured acrylic trapezoid inlays, and vintage tulip tuners. The new Inspired By Robby Krieger SG Standard will be produced in a very limited run of only 150 guitars—50 signed and aged to look exactly like Krieger's original, and 100 with Gibson Custom's V.O.S. finish treatment. Each guitar will come with a Gibson Custom case, custom care kit, and a certificate of authenticity signed personally by Krieger.

MSRP is $8,224. See for more details.

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