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Best SG Shape Guitars in 2022

Here you'll find the best SG shape guitars.

We've found exactly 37 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

1. ESP E-II Viper

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ESP E-II Viper
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 79
Value for money 70
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP E-II's 2014 Viper series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 57TW (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 66TW (Humbucker/Active)
  • Gotoh TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners

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2. ESP E-II Viper Baritone

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ESP E-II Viper Baritone
Playability 85
Sound 76
Build quality 78
Value for money 75
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP E-II's 2014 Viper series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 60 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Gotoh TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners

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3. Gibson SG Modern

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Gibson SG Modern
Playability 78
Sound 75
Build quality 80
Value for money 68
Overall Score 78
  • From Gibson's 2019 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 10" to 16" Fretboard Radius
  • AA Figured Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Burstbucker Pro + Lead (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Burstbucker Pro Rhythm (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Asymmetrical Slim Taper Set neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Mini Rotomatics tuners

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4. ESP LTD Viper-1000 Baritone

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ESP LTD Viper-1000 Baritone
Playability 82
Sound 78
Build quality 72
Value for money 77
Overall Score 77
  • From ESP LTD's 2022 Viper series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany / Maple Cap body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 60TW-R (Humbucker/Active)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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5. ESP LTD GT-600

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ESP LTD GT-600
Playability 80
Sound 81
Build quality 66
Value for money 76
Overall Score 76
  • From ESP LTD's 2010 Signature series
  • Glenn Tipton Signature
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG Glenn Tipton Signature Bridge PU (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG Glenn Tipton Signature Neck PU (Humbucker/Active)
  • Kahler Hybrid bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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6. Epiphone Prophecy SG

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Epiphone Prophecy SG
Playability 82
Sound 80
Build quality 66
Value for money 81
Overall Score 76
  • From Epiphone's 2020 Prophecy Collection series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple Veneer top
  • Mahogany with 1/2 Maple cap body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Proprietary (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Proprietary (Humbucker/Active)
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Asymmetrical Slim Taper Set neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover Locking Rotomatic tuners

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7. ESP LTD RM-600

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ESP LTD RM-600
Playability 85
Sound 75
Build quality 68
Value for money 76
Overall Score 76
  • From ESP LTD's 2019 Signature series
  • Reba Meyers Signature
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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8. ESP LTD Viper-1000

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ESP LTD Viper-1000
Playability 82
Sound 78
Build quality 72
Value for money 82
Overall Score 77
  • From ESP LTD's 2020 Viper series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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9. ESP LTD Viper-1000 Evertune

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ESP LTD Viper-1000 Evertune
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 73
Value for money 79
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP LTD's 2020 Viper series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Mahogany w/ Maple Cap body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Evertune (F model) bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover tuners

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10. Gibson Brian Ray 62 SG Junior

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Gibson Brian Ray 62 SG Junior
Playability 77
Sound 74
Build quality 75
Value for money 60
Overall Score 75
  • From Gibson's 2019 Artist Collection series
  • Brian Ray Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Mahogany body
  • Solid Mahogany, Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit neck
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Custom Dog-Ear P90 w/ Switchable Induction Coil Circuit (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 with convertible options bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • Custom 1962 Slim Taper Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Vintage tuners

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11. Gibson Jimi Hendrix 1967 SG Custom

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Gibson Jimi Hendrix 1967 SG Custom
Playability 73
Sound 73
Build quality 77
Value for money 59
Overall Score 74
  • From Gibson's 2020 Artist Collection series
  • Jimi Hendrix Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson 68 Custom Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Gibson 68 Custom Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson 68 Custom Humbucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Maestro Short Vibrola bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 60s Slim Taper Set neck
  • 22 Vintage frets
  • Kluson Waffle Back, Metal Tulip Buttons tuners

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12. Gibson Kirk Douglas Signature SG

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Gibson Kirk Douglas Signature SG
Playability 73
Sound 76
Build quality 74
Value for money 64
Overall Score 74
  • From Gibson's 2020 Artist Collection series
  • Kirk Douglas Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood with White binding fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson BurstBucker 3 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 2 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 1 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic with Tremolo bridge
  • 3 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim Taper Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Keystone tuners

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13. ESP LTD Viper-400 Baritone

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ESP LTD Viper-400 Baritone
Playability 82
Sound 75
Build quality 61
Value for money 78
Overall Score 73
  • From ESP LTD's 2015 Viper series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 85 (Humbucker/Active)
  • TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners

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14. ESP LTD Volsung

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ESP LTD Volsung
Playability 82
Sound 73
Build quality 65
Value for money 73
Overall Score 73
  • From ESP LTD's 2019 Signature series
  • Lars Frederiksen Signature
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG LF-DMF (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: EMG LF-DMF (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners

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15. Epiphone SG Modern Figured

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Epiphone SG Modern Figured
Playability 78
Sound 71
Build quality 68
Value for money 77
Overall Score 72
  • From Epiphone's 2020 Modern Collection series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • AAA Figured Maple (3/4) top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ProBucker 3 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: ProBucker 2 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • LockTone ABR bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Asymmetrical Slim Taper Set neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover locking Rotomatic; 18:1 tuners

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16. Gibson SG Standard

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Gibson SG Standard
Playability 75
Sound 72
Build quality 72
Value for money 68
Overall Score 73
  • From Gibson's 2019 Modern Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson 490T (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson 490R (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Rounded Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons tuners

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17. Gibson SG Standard 61

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Gibson SG Standard 61
Playability 75
Sound 72
Build quality 69
Value for money 67
Overall Score 72
  • From Gibson's 2019 Original Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 61T (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 61R (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim Taper Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons tuners

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18. Gibson SG Standard 61 Maestro Vibrola

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Gibson SG Standard 61 Maestro Vibrola
Playability 73
Sound 72
Build quality 72
Value for money 62
Overall Score 72
  • From Gibson's 2019 Original Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 61T (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 61R (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic Vibrola bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim Taper Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons tuners

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19. Gibson SG Standard 61 Sideways Vibrola

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Gibson SG Standard 61 Sideways Vibrola
Playability 73
Sound 72
Build quality 72
Value for money 62
Overall Score 72
  • From Gibson's 2019 Original Collection series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 61T (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Gibson Burstbucker 61R (Humbucker/Passive)
  • ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic Sideways Vibrola bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim Taper Set neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons tuners

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20. ESP LTD Viper-7 Baritone Black Metal

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ESP LTD Viper-7 Baritone Black Metal
Playability 78
Sound 72
Build quality 65
Value for money 72
Overall Score 72
  • From ESP LTD's 2020 Black Metal series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 7 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3Pc Mahogany neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Black Winter (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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