A Custom Shop re-creation of what was the top model at Gibson in 1961. It featured the slim double-cutaway body and came equipped with PAFS. This version is Custom Shop crafted to the original specs and comes with original case and COA.
This SG Standard Reissue from the Gibson Custom Shop is built to Vintage Original Spec (VOS). It plays and sounds great! It’s incredibly light, loud and acoustically resonant. Plugged in it has all the classic, vintage Gibson electric guitar character you would expect from a pair of killer PAF style Humbucker pickups. Like all our used / vintage gear this has been tested for functionality and priced to move. What you see is what you get! And what else is there to see but a beautifully crafted guitar?
While the vintage Gibson SG was originally intended as a redesign of the Les Paul model- and addressed what many players considered to be the main issues (weight and upper fretboard access) Les Paul himself didn’t like it. So Gibson took the Les Paul’s name off the guitar and new Les Paul design was renamed the SG (for Solid Guitar). Even though Les Paul didn’t approve, the Gibson SG has been loved by countless guitar players and become one of the most iconic, hard rockin’ electric guitar designs of all time.
Like all VOS (Vintage Original Spec) Series instruments, the SG Standard VOS is handcrafted for comfort and playability in the Gibson Custom Shop. The construction, neck profile, hardware, and electronics are period accurate, and a special nitrocellulose finish treatment gives it the patina of a gently aged vintage guitar. This guitar may have an additional scuff or small ding, but no serious issues, damage, repairs or wear. It was collector owned and carefully enjoyed. RINGS LIKE A BELL!
Gibson Custom Shop 1961 SG / Les Paul Standard Reissue – VOS – Cherry w/Maestro Features:
- Solid Mahogany body
- Mahogany neck with long tenon
- 22-fret fingerboard
- Holly headstock veneer
- 1960s slim taper neck profile
- Cellulose trapezoid inlays
- Vintage Original Spec aging treatment
- Single-ply neck binding
- Nickel / Chrome hardware
- Vintage tulip tuners
- 24-3/4″ scale
- 1-11/16″ nut width
- Burstbucker (or CustomBucker) pickups
- Dual volume and tone controls
- 3-way selector switch
- Original Hardshell case