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Gibson 61 Reissue SG Electric Guitar (with Case), Heritage Cherry

A reissue of the original SG from 1961, this guitar features a thin body style, the old-school smaller pickguard, nickel hardware and '57 Classic humbuckers. (69) Read 10 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Gibson SG '61 Reissue Heritage Cherry

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Gibson '61 Reissue SG Electric Guitar

In 1961, the traditional Les Paul Standard received a makeover that included a thinner body with sharply pointed horns and eventually a name -- the SG. Today's reissue features the small pickguard and nickel-plated hardware of the original '61. Wielding a pair of powerful '57 Classic humbuckers, the Gibson '61 Reissue SG churns with sizzling tone that has made this a rock classic for generations. It's little wonder players like Angus Young, Frank Zappa, Tony Iommi, and Robbie Krieger have used this as their weapon of choice.

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Manufactured in: Nashville, TN

Body
Body Species: Mahogany

Neck
Species: Mahogany

Profile: 1960 slim-taper

Peghead Pitch: 17

Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.800

Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.895

Heel Length: 0.625

Neck Joint Location: 22

Head Inlay: Crest

Fingerboard
Species: Rosewood

Scale Length: 24 3/4 in.

Total Length: 18.012

Number of Frets: 22

Nut Width: 1-11/16 in.

Width at 12th Fret: 2.062

Inlays: Trapezoid

Fingerboard Bind: Single-ply

Hardware
Plating Finish: Nickel

Tailpiece: Stopbar

Bridge: Tune-o-matic

Knobs: Black Top Hat with silver inserts

Electronics
Neck Pickups: 57 Classic pickups
Bridge Pickups: 57 Classic pickups

Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch

Case
Case Interior: Dark Grey Plush with Black Shroud

Case Exterior: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell

Case Silkscreen: Silver 'Gibson USA' logo
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Ebony
Shipping Weight: 17 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SG61EBNH3
Heritage Cherry
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SG61HCNH3
Blemished, Heritage Cherry
Shipping Weight: 18 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SG61HCNH3
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Should have bought this guitar 20 Years Ago"
Overall: I receive my new SG reissue in two days from the date I ordered it and am I absolutely blown away by it. The guitar arrived looking better than I hoped with a good basic setup on it. The only problem I encountered was it would not stay in tune, period! I was almost ready to box it up and send it back when I noticed the strings felt really crappy to my touch. I decided to throw on a set of my favorite strings, GHS boomers in 10s and she came alive in my hands. A few turns of the screw drive to adjust the pickup height and she sang like a bird! I would also like to say she has the best acoustic sound I've ever heard from an electric guitar too. The classic pickups absolutely sound great for rock and roll and cover almost all arenas except metal, IMO. Great guitar and I just wish I would have bought her years ago....
Style of Music: Classic rock n roll and blues
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Sound: It has the characteristic meaty Gibson sound, but with more bite or edge than a Les Paul or 335. Good balance between the neck and bridge pickups. They sound like different flavors of the same guitar. Cleans up really nicely when you roll the volume back. It comes to life when moderately overdriven. Feature: Two pickups. The control layout is pretty intuitive. This one comes with a stop bar tailpiece. Most of the 60s SGs had a vibrola. They should offer this with a vibrola. It's kind of a reissue of a thing that never was. Ease of Use: This is the best playing guitar I've ever had. It's well under 7 lbs. Complete access to all 22 frets. At first I thought the neck was odd - it's wide and very shallow. I thought it would be hard to get used to or cause hand fatigue. I play 4 hour gigs and this is my main guitar now. It's comfortable to play all night long. Quality: This is the best production line Gibson out there. Some of their quality control is disappointing, but this guitar was perfect. The finish is smooth. The wood grain shows through nicely. It has a thin coat of clear lacquer so if you want to keep it shiny, you'll have to baby the finish a little. I prefer it that way. I think thin finishes make guitars sound better. It comes with Classic '57 pickups. There's no reason to change them out. Perfect match for the guitar. Value: If this isn't Custom Shop quality, it's very very close. It's an excellent value. Manufacturer Support: Gibson has gotten back with me propmtly with any questions I've had. The Wow Factor: Before this I always thought SGs were Les Paul's plain jane little sibling, but no more. I also thought they were a one trick pony, but that's not true either. They look great - a little mysterious and dangerous with the devil horns. Yes, a very sexy instrument. Overall: This is a great guitar, easy to play, inspiring. A clean 1961 will run you $25,000. Buy one of these and pocket the difference. These are that good.
Style of Music: Alternative and blues
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