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However, Gibson's current core variants as of 2010 are the SG Standard and the SG Special. Over the years, Gibson has offered many variations of the SG, and continues to manufacture special editions, including models such as the Special and '''Faded Special''', '''Supreme''', Artist Signature SGs, '''Menace''', and '''Gothic''', as well as the premium-priced VOS reissues of the sixties SG Standard and Custom.
Models produced between 1961 and 1965 have the original small pickguard; in 1966 the guitar was redesigned slightly with a different neck joint, and the modern larger semi-symmetrical "batwing" pickguard first appeared in 19661967. This design continued until 1971, when variations of the SG were sold with a raised [[Les Paul]] style pickguard and a front-mounted control plate. The low-end '''SG-100''' and the [[P-90]] equipped '''SG-200''' appeared during this time, as well as the luxurious '''SG Pro''' and '''SG Deluxe''' guitars. Vibrato ([[Gibson Vibrola|tremolo arm]]) tailpieces were also introduced as options.
In 1972 the design went back to the original style pickguard and rear-mounted controls but with the neck now set further into the body, joining roughly at the 20th fret. By the end of the seventies, the SG models returned to the original sixties styling, and modern (1991–present) standard and special models have mostly returned to the 1967–1969 styling and construction, with a few exceptions; various reissues and other models of the SG still retain the original 1961–1967 styling.