SG Faded 2017 T
Played-in Looks, Ultra-Modern Performance
Played-in looks, modern performance. The SG Faded 2017 T has been carefully crafted by Gibson USA to look and feel like an old friend the first time you pick it up. With its more authentic new Faded Gloss finish and nickel-plated hardware, the SG Faded looks weathered by a few decades of playing, while the guitar itself feels as if it has been shaped directly by the player's own hands, for an absolutely perfect fit. The SG Faded is an artful blend of history and modernity, where SG traditions began more than five decades ago meet with 21st century innovations for sonic versatility and playability. A set of 490R and 490T humbuckers with Alnico magnets delivers historic SG tones, while a slim-taper neck with a thicker rosewood fingerboard and 22 polished frets combine for an amazing feel in the hand, yielding easy bends and lightning-fast soloing, an impressive value for a high quality made-in-USA Gibson guitar. Delivered in a padded gigbag, accompanied by a strap and a polishing cloth.
Body
Top
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: Multi-Matched
Grade: C
Binding: None
 
Back
Wood Species:
Pieces:
Density:
Binding:
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only): 4.2 lbs.
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
:
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Flat
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: SG
Profile: Slim taper
Thickness at Fret 1: .800"
Thickness at Fret 12: .875"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: 1 lbs 2.0 oz
 
Peg Head
Type: SP1-B
Inlay: None
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: Gold "Gibson"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4.25 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortis and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge and Alignment Gauge
 
Nut
Style: Nut
Material: Tektoid
Width: 1.695"
Slots: E: 0.046"
A: 0.036"
D: 0.026"
G: 0.016"
B: 0.011"

e: 0.009"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Medium
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 1.695" @ nut, 2.260" @ end of board
Scale: 24.75"
Binding: None
Side Dots (Color): White
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dots
Material: Acrylic
Dimensions: Small - 0.249"
Average Weight: 4.16 oz
Finishes
Worn Cherry
Color Code: WC
Surface Texture: Smooth Worn Satin
Filler: None
Sealer: 1.5 - 2 mils
Top: Worn Cherry Stain
Top Coat: Satin Lacquer / 30 Sheen, 3-4 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard sides and Nut
Worn Brown
Color Code: WB
Surface Texture: Smooth Worn Satin
Filler: None
Sealer: 1.5 - 2 mils
Top: Worn Brown Stain
Top Coat: Satin Lacquer / 30 Sheen, 3-4 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard sides and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 490R 490T
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5250 / 5250 5250 / 5250
Material of Wire (gauge): Copper (42) Copper (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.61 x 0.68" 2.61 x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel Nickel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 18 5/8" 23 7/16"
Slug Material: Nickel Nickel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 0.187 x 0.489" 0.187 x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Alnico II Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 19" 23 1/8"
Magnet Dimensions: 2.5" x 0.5" 2.5 x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: Open Coil Open Coil
Qfactor: 5.62 5.62
ResistanceDC: 7803 Ohms 7803 Ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2715.71 Hz 2715.71 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Better Hum canceling w/rev polarity Better Hum canceling w/rev polarity
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500K Non-Linear 500k Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: 500k Non-Linear 500k Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022uF .022uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Vintage Style Keystone
Material: Zamak
Weight: 1.0oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Gear Type: Worm
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14139 / 40
 
String Dimensions
E: 0.046"
A: 0.036"
D: 0.026"
G: 0.016"
B: 0.011"
e: 0.009"
 
Bridge
Style: Tune-o-matic
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-14453
Weight: .96 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.058"
A: 0.048"
D: 0.038"
G: 0.028"
B: 0.019''
e: 0.014"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-14453
Weight: 1.12 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono gold plated positive contact
 
Jack Plate
Style: None
Material: n/a
Part Number: n/a
Weight: n/a
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19160 / 60E
Weight: 0.14 oz.
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Full Face SG
Part Number: 430-12740
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black bell
Part Number: 430-19389
 
Knobs
Style: Black Tophats
Part Number: 430-19669
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: SS infused polycarbonate for ESD protection
Part Number: 380-12210
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: None
Part Number: n/a
 
Switch Washer
Style: None
Part Number: n/a
 
Trim Rings
Style: None
Part Number: n/a
Accessories
Case
Style: HP Gig Bag
Color: Black w/ White Logo
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: Gibson USA Guitar Strap, Gibson USA Polishing Cloth, Tross rod wrench, 2.5mm adjustment wrench
 
Manual: Gibson USA's owners
COA/Other: None