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

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of Epiphone's products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
Web: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Support/Contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (9 ratings)
Submitted July 21, 2022 by Alan Cargile in Bessemer, AL

"I don’t understand!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Unless the other SG’s like this are not up to par with mine, I can’t imagine how anyone could find fault with it. My Epiphone 1961 Les Paul SG is practically perfect! I’ve had it now for over a month and I have found absolutely nothing to complain about. It’s built extremely well in and sounds awesome. It makes me play better. I started playing guitar in the early 70’s and I played and owned nothing but Gibson Les Paul’s for many, many years. This SG reminds me of my L P’s. I moved the neck position strap button to the upper horn tip and it transformed this instrument as far as playability goes. It plays wonderful and sounds awesome. Nothing more I can really add.

Musical Background:

I’ve made a good living playing guitar for many years.

Musical Style:

Classic Rock, country, and anything else that was fun and made me money.
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