Gibson has unveiled its new Brian Ray '62 SG Junior.
Developing on the Paul McCartney guitarist's ‘63 SG Standard model, the new model features a passive “induction coil” circuit that can be engaged with a tap of the push-push knob. The circuit is hidden under the pickguard to reduce RF interference and high-gain noise while preserving the tone of the guitar's P-90 pickup.
The guitar is built with a convertible bridge design, which gives players the choice of a tune-o-matic ABR-1 or wrap-tail bridge and a Vibrola tremolo or stop bar tailpiece setup.
According to Ray, the guitar's thick, solid mahogany body—thicker than a regular SG—“offers more low and mid-range punch to the overall tone of the guitar up and down the neck.”
The guitar also features White Fox paint, a custom trapezoid inlay pattern and an ebony block tailpiece as seen on some original 1962 SG models.
The Gibson Brian Ray '62 SG Junior is available now (though Gibson's website lists the model as out of stock) for $4,199.
For more info on the guitar, head on over to gibson.com.