The Gibson SG Diablo adds a unique depth and, if possible, higher class to the SG, which was a futuristic electric guitar design when it was introduced in 1961. The carved top on this mahogany guitar lends a 3D effect to the look and a slightly different brilliance and punch to the sound as well. The Diablo guitar’s controls have been streamlined to one volume and one tone, in addition to the standard three-way switch. The volume control has also been moved closer to the bridge pickup for easy access and volume swells. Gibson’s Burstbucker pickups-a No. 1 in the neck, and a No. 2 in the bridge-give the SG Diablo the subtle variations of true, vintage humbucker tone with historically unmatched bobbin windings and Alnico II magnets, just like the original PAFs in the Gibsons of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The new SG Diablo also takes the SG’s 24-3/4-inch scale length mahogany neck and adds two additional frets-for a total of 24-allowing an even higher register of notes from a guitar already known for its searing lead-playing capacity. Gibson’s traditional round neck profile and rosewood fingerboard enhances the Diablo SG guitar’s resonance and sustain, and secures its reputation as the fastest guitar neck in the world. It is available only in a Silver Metallic finish, with matching headstock. Grover tuners and gold hardware seal the deal. Like all Guitars of the Month, production is limited. The Gibson LogoThe most innovative and revolutionary stringed instruments of all time have carried the name Gibson-the Les Paul, the ES-335, the Explorer, the Flying V, and the SG. The list goes on and on. There is no mistaking the classic, hand-cut mother of pearl logo, inlayed into a pressed fiber-head veneer that is then glued to the face of the mahogany headstock. A thin coat of lacquer finishes the process. It is the most recognizable logo in all of music, representing more than a century of originality and excellence. There is simply no equal.Angled HeadstockThe angled headstock is another example of Gibson’s industry-changing way of thinking. Every Gibson headstock is carved out of the same piece of mahogany as the neck. It is not a glued-on headstock, and the process takes craftsmanship, time, and effort. But the rewards are worth the effort. The headstock is carefully angled at 17 degrees, which increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay in the nut slots. An increase in string pressure also means there is no loss of string vibration between the nut and the tuners, which equals better sustain.Adjustable Truss RodThe adjustable truss rod is a Gibson innovation that revolutionized the guitar. Before this groundbreaking discovery in the early 1930s, the truss rod was used only to strengthen and stabilize the neck. By making it adjustable, the truss rod now allows a guitar to be set up using a variety of string gauges, as well as string heights. This easily accommodates any style of playing, and allows a limitless rang