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1961 was a pivotal year for Gibson. The Les Paul received a new set of design specifications that would make some big moves in the electric guitar world. These new designs revolved around a double-cutaway body made entirely of mahogany. What came from those changes was a guitar that took on a life all its own – the Gibson SG. The iconic devil-horned model took form and the rest is history.
Today, the Gibson Custom Shop revives those earliest Gibson SG models with the 60th Anniversary 1961 Les Paul SG Standard. A totally authentic recreation, this 60th Anniversary SG has all the style and sound of an original SG model, no expense spared and no stone left unturned.
Crucial to an authentic SG like this is the single-piece mahogany body. This iconic shape needs no introduction – it's legendary for a reason. Paired with a solid mahogany neck and Indian rosewood fingerboard, this SG plays with all the smoothness and swagger that made it a household name among rock n' rollers throughout the decades. An ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and nylon nut contribute to the SG's rock solid intonation that keeps it playing powerfully and precisely. This guitar has sustain for days, only enhanced by its glorious centerpiece – the Sideways Vibrola tailpiece. It may be a lesser-seen feature for the SG, but it always makes for a welcome addition. The expressive bends guitarists can work into their playing can really come alive with this unique piece of hardware. Along with its feeling and function in hand, this SG summons a classic Gibson humbucking tone with its two Custombucker pickups. Tonally, the pickups make this guitar a dream to play, and with the rest of its essential features, this particular SG is a stellar example of why the SG has been such an outstanding musical instrument for so long.
With this 60th Anniversary 1961 Les Paul SG Standard, the Gibson Custom Shop has outdone themselves in bringing a revolutionary electric guitar back to life. Get your best riffs ready for this SG – it's a classic guitar in the modern day prepared to make more history.
- Gibson Custom Shop 1961 Les Paul SG Standard recreation
- 1-piece solid mahogany body with nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Solid mahogany neck in Authentic '61 Thin Profile shape
- Indian rosewood fingerboard with cream binding and twenty-two Authentic Medium-Jumbo frets
- Two Custombucker pickups with Black Beauty capacitors
- ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge with Sideways Vibrola tailpiece
- Kluson Reissue Double Ring tuning machines
- Gibson 5-Latch case included
- Gibson Certificate of Authenticity included
|1-Piece Solid Mahogany
|ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Sideways Vibrola Tailpiece
|Brown / Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Case