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Gibson Limited Edition 1961 Les Paul SG61 Reissue Electric Guitar (with Case)

The classic "Les Paul" SG is reborn! With a pair of '57 Classics and a Vibrola tailpiece for maximum authenticity, this sexy demon can deliver the goods. (5) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
1960s SlimTaper C neck profile Modern C-shaped neck; comfortable consistent feel
'57 Classic humbucking pickups Vintage PAF feel; warmth, depth and distinct edge
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

Product Description

A must have Reissue for collectors and players who love vintage SGs, the Gibson Limited Edition 1961 Les Paul SG61 Reissue emulates the Original 1961 Les Paul SG design where the traditional Les Paul Standard was given double horn cutaways and a thinner body to create THE Solidbody Electric that would soon be named the SG. Loaded with traditional features, this 1961 SG features '57 Classic Humbuckers and a re-engineered sideways tremolo for that true vintage vibe.

'60s Slim-Taper Neck Profile

No guitar neck profiles are more distinguishable than the neck profiles employed on the Gibson models of today. The '60s neck profile found on the Gibson 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 is done by hand.

Trapezoid Inlays

The classic trapezoid inlay is one of the most distinguishable features of many traditional Gibson models, including the SG. A figured, swirl acrylic gives the inlays on the SG 61 Reissue that classic 'pearl' look. They are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require the use of fillers.

Two '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 found in the SG '61 Reissue 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.

Solid Mahogany Body

Probably the most central of the SG '61 Reissue is its solid mahogany body. The SG's slim mahogany body indulges players with a weight-reduced guitar alternative, with absolutely no compromises in tone, sustain, or performance. The mahogany goes through the same rigorous selection process as all of Gibson's woods, and is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled wood experts before it enters the factories.

Inside the Gibson factories, humidity is maintained at 45 percent, and the temperature at 70 degrees. This ensures all woods are dried to a level of 'equilibrium,' where the moisture content does not change during the manufacturing process. This guarantees tight-fitting joints and no expansion, and controls the shrinkage and warping of the woods, in addition to reducing the weight. It also improves the woods' machinability and finishing properties. Consistent moisture content means that the SG will respond evenly to temperature and humidity changes long after it leaves the factory.

Features:

- Solid Mahogany body
- Mahogany '60s Slim-Taper neck profile
- Rosewood fingerboard with figured acrylic trapezoid inlays
- Pair of '57 Classic Humbucker pickups
- Les Paul Truss Rod Cover
- Re-engineered new sideways Tremolo
- Includes Gibson Hardshell Case
- Limited Edition - Perfect for Collectors!

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- Style: SG
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Profile: 60s Slim-Taper
- Nut: Corian
- Nut Width: Standard Gibson: 1.695 inches
- Headstock Inlay: Mother of Pearl Gibson Logo + Holly
- Truss Rod: Gibson Adjustable Truss Rod
- Cover: Bell-shaped cover
- Print: "Les Paul" Printed on Truss Cover
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: Figured Acrylic Trapezoid
- Binding: Antique Cream
- Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 24 - 3/4 inches
- Pickups: '57 Classic Humbuckers
- Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Toggle
- Knobs: Black Tophats with Silver Inserts
- Control Pocket Cover: Black Molded
- Hardware: Chrome
- Tremolo: Re-engineered new sideways Tremolo
- Bridge: Gibson Tune-O-Matic
- Tuners: Grover Kluson Style Vintage keys
- Case: Gibson Hardshell Case Included
- Production: Limited Edition
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Heritage Cherry
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 7 in
Customer Reviews
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Overall: Gibson has hit a home run with this reissue! This guitar actually looks ,sounds and plays better than the original. The sideways vibrato actually works on this model and the look and feel is a work of art. i have not had any contact with manufacturer so cant really comment on this yet.
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Overall: got this 61 les paul sg last week and it's very nice. set it up to my style of playing and it really works great ! oiled and adjusted the sideways tremolo put in some bumblebee capacitors. a good mate to my 65 sg special my dad bought me brand new in 1965.thank you Gibson, keep up the good work !
Style of Music: country, rock, blues.
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Gibson LE 1961 LP SG61
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6-String Electric Guitars
Serial:
132530381
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