Pure vintage vibe, red-hot tone.
The Gibson SG '61 Reissue Electric Guitar is so light, comfortable, and playable you won't want to put
it down. Features a slim-tapered neck, sculpted, double-cutaway, mahogany body, exclusive Gibson '57 classic humbucking pickups
at the neck and bridge, and 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays. Relive some of the greatest moments of rock
'n' roll with a one-piece bound mahogany neck, Tune-O-Matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and chrome hardware. Includes Gibson
'60s Slim-Taper Neck Profile
The '60s neck profile—found on the SG '61 Reissue—is the more modern, slim-tapered neck most commonly associated
with the Les Paul and SG models of the early 1960s. The neck is machined in Gibson's rough mill using wood shapers to make
the initial cuts. But once the fingerboard gets glued on, the rest—including the final sanding—is done by hand.
That means there are no two necks with the exact same dimensions. So while it still has the basic characteristics of its respective
profile, each neck will be slightly different, with a distinct but traditional feel.
'57 Classic Pickups
Among the qualities that make Gibson's original "Patent Applied For" humbucking pickups so unique are the subtle variations
between coil windings. For the first few years of their production—1955 to 1961—Gibson's PAF humbuckers were wound
using imprecise machines, resulting in pickups with slightly different output and tone, desirable to players who wanted to
mix and match and explore a complete spectrum of tonal possibilities. The '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus pickups are the
result of Gibson's drive to capture and recreate this renowned characteristic. Introduced in 1992, the '57 Classic provides
warm, full tone with a balanced response, packing that classic Gibson PAF humbucker crunch. The '57 Classic Plus is the perfect
bridge-position companion to the '57 Classic, inspired by those original PAFs that received a few extra turns of wire. Both
are made by Gibson to the exact same specs as the original PAFs, including Alnico II magnets, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel
slugs, maple spacers, and vintage-style, two-conductor braided wiring. Instead of enamel-coated wiring, Gibson added poly-coated
wiring—which improves consistency by eliminating thin or thick spots on the wire—and wax potting, which removes
all internal air space and any chance of microphonic feedback.
A Little SG History
In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns making the upper frets more accessible
while lowering production costs. The new guitar was popular, but Les Paul the guitarist did not like it and asked to have
his name removed. Gibson renamed the model the "SG" which was short for "solid guitar". Though Les Paul's name was officially
removed from the model in 1961, the plastic Les Paul nameplates (positioned between the rhythm pickup and fingerboard) were
in abundance in the Gibson factory and SG models having these nameplates were built and sold by Gibson up to end of 1963.
SGs have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.
Gibson SG '61 Reissue Electric Guitar Features:
- Mahogany body and neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- NItrocellulose finish
- Gibson Classic '57 humbuckers at the neck and bridge
- Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
- Corian nut
- 1.695" nut width ±.050"
- 22 frets
- 24-3/4" scale
- Grover Kluson-style green tuning keys
- Chrome-plated hardware
- 2 volume, 2 tone control, 3-way pickup switch
- Black top hat knobs with silver inserts
- Mother-of-pearl Gibson logo and holly headstock inlay
- Figured acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays
- Antique cream fingerboard binding
- Gibson hardshell case
Gibson SG '61 Reissue Electric Guitar Includes:
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