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}}{{Page needed|date=September 2013}}<br/>Note: although 22nd fret joint is seen on early models (1961&ndash;1966) and current models (1986&ndash;), historically 17th, 18th, and 19th fret joint models were manufactured during 1967&ndash;1985.</ref> The SG's [[Set-in neck|set neck]] is shallower than the [[Gibson Les Paul]]'s. The SG features the traditional Gibson combination of two or three [[humbucker]] [[Pickup (music technology)|pickup]]s or [[P-90|P90]] pickups and a [[Tune-o-matic]] bridge assembly, wraparound bridge, or [[Gibson Vibrola|vibrato tailpiece]], depending on the model.
 
The SG Standard features pearloid trapezoid fretboard inlays, as well as fretboard binding and inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and crown; the mid-level [[Gibson SG Special|SG Special]] features pearloid dot inlays and an inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo, without a crown. The Standard has a volume and a tone control for each individual pickup, and a three-way switch that allows the player to select either the bridge pickup, the neck pickup, or both together. The SG does not include switching to [[coil split]] the humbuckers in stock form.
 
Some models use body woods other than mahogany; examples include the [[swamp ash]] [[Gibson SG Special|SG Special]], the '''SG Zoot Suit''', made using multiple [[birch|birch wood]] laminate, and the '''SG Voodoo''', the 2009 ''Raw Power'', and some walnut bodied 1970s models. High-end models, including the Diablo, occasionally sport decorative maple caps, carved tops, and gold hardware.