Gibson and Cherry Poppin' Daddies Unveil New Zoot Suit SG

Posted by Michael Mueller on September 28, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Zoot Suit SGGibson Guitar and Steve Perry of the veteran Ska band Cherry Poppin' Daddies are making a Zoot Suit music riot. Universally recognized for the hit single "Zoot Suit Riot," Perry is now jiving away on his own Gibson SG Zoot Suit guitar. The guitar has made quite a colorful statement to guitarists and music fans alike with its unique and radical appearance. Perry plans to perform with his brand new guitar in front of skanking crowds everywhere while the band tours in support their upcoming album releases Susquehanna and Skaboy JFK: The Skankin' Hits of the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, both due out tomorrow (9/29).

The new Gibson Zoot Suit SG guitar is the ultimate for stage style and playability. The word "zoot" is jazz slang for extravagant style, which this guitar encapsulates. At first glance, you might think that the unique coloration of the Zoot Suit guitar is simply a clever paint scheme. Incredibly though, there is no paint used on the guitar. Featuring a brand new body built with multiple birch wood laminate, each laminate piece is dyed with a different color then compressed and bonded together to form one solid block of wood. Two coats of satin lacquer are then applied to provide a smooth finish and also help protect the body from any damage. 

Other catchy characteristics of the SG Zoot Suit guitar include the multicolored neck of the Zoot Suit that also constructed using multiple birch wood laminate pieces, and Gibson's legendary 496R and 500T pickups, which feature clear coil forms to see the copper wire, ceramic magnets, and plenty of wire for the screaming' hot pickups.

The Gibson SG Zoot Suit comes in five extraordinary colorful combinations: Rainbow, Black and Red, Black and White, Black and Natural, and Red and Blue. This guitar is one of 2009’s most standout and exciting guitars and produced in limited quantity.

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