Epiphone 1961 Les Paul SG Standard Electric Guitar (with Case)

Celebrate the first year of the SG with this 1961 model. Powered by a set of supercharged Gibson BurstBucker pickups, this guitar easily handles anything.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Burstbucker 2 and 3 pickups Thick PAF tone in neck, hot output in bridge
1960s SlimTaper C neck profile Modern C-shaped neck; comfortable consistent feel
Laurel fingerboard Chocolate hue; similar feel and tone to rosewood
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain

Made in partnership with the Gibson Custom Shop, this Inspired by Gibson model is Epiphone's impressive recreation of one of the most important and popular guitar designs of all time. The Epiphone 1961 Les Paul SG Standard pays tribute to the legendary original - the very first SG. In 1961, the original shape of the Les Paul model went on hiatus, replaced by an all-new design that is known today as the SG or "solid guitar." Featuring an all-mahogany, deeply beveled double-cutaway body, it also has the fast-playing SlimTaper C-shaped neck profile of those legendary early Les Paul SG models. It also comes equipped with a pair of Gibson BurstBucker humbucking pickups wired to CTS potentiometers and Mallory capacitors, a Graph Tech nut, and Switchcraft output jack and toggle switch. It is available in Aged Sixties Cherry and Aged Classic White. Of course, all of the legendary SG styling and cosmetic touches are here too, and a vintage-style hardshell case is also included.

-Body Shape: SG
-Body Material: 2 Piece Solid Mahogany
-Binding: Single Ply Cream, Fretboard
-Finish: Aged Gloss
-Neck Material: 1 Piece Mahogany
-Profile: SlimTaper C
-Scale Length: 24.75"
-Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
-Fingerboard Radius: 12"
-Number of Frets: 22
-Frets: Medium Jumbo
-Nut Material: Graph Tech
-Nut Width: 1.693"
-Inlays: Pearloid Trapezoid
-Joint: Glued In, Set Neck
-Hardware Finish: Nickel
-Tuner Plating: Nickel
-Bridge: Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic
-Tailpiece: Epiphone LockTone Stop Bar
-Tuning Machines: Epiphone Deluxe, Double Ring
-Pickguard: 5-ply Black, Long SG Style
-Truss Rod: 2-way Adjustable
-Truss Rod Cover: "Bell Shaped" 2-ply (Black/White), 3-hole; "LES PAUL"
-Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Inserts
-Switch Tip: Cream
-Switch Washer: Black - Rhythm/Treble: Gold Hot Stamp
-Control Covers: Black with Silver Epiphone / Gibson Custom Hot Stamp
-Strap Buttons: 2 - Bottom and Below Heel
-Mounting Rings: Black
-Pickup Covers: Nickel
-Neck Pickup: Gibson BurstBucker 2
-Bridge Pickup: Gibson BurstBucker 3
-Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS potentiometers, Mallory Capacitors
-Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft Toggle
-Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft
-Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
-Case: Vintage Style Hardshell Case Included
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Aged 60s Cherry
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGC61SGACHNH1
Aged Classic White
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIGC61SGACWNH1

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted April 6, 2022 by Isaac Lee in CARRBORO, NC
"Gibson custom shop quality at Epiphone prices"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
This is my umpteenth Epiphone custom sg guitar ive bought since the last guitar i had which was the more lower end 61 standard i bought here used last year. The caps pots and Gibson USA burstbuckers are definitely a step up in the right direction and are true to the original reissue Sg standards back in the beginning of the Gibson sg. It sounds like a 2000 dollar Gibson reissue sg but at Epiphone import prices. I intend on keeping this guitar for a lifetime and is a good backup guitar to my similarly pricef esp ltd viper 1000 deluxe i bought a year ago from a competitor in the now disconnected tiger eye finish from zzounds. Lastly i also intend on getting a real Gibson sg custom 63 version used for a discounted price. One more thing i might buy a backup les Paul sg standard by Epiphone just in case this one gets stolen or lost. Thank you Epiphone custom for stepping up your game and making better sg custom shop guitars than in the past. The black Epiphone sg custom with gold hardware is no joke either and i might another one when i get done paying for this Les Paul sg standard first fron here.
Musical Background:
Blues rock metal
Musical Style:
Blues blues rock hard rock metal and some gospel music from time to time as a professional gig.
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