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Epiphone SG Standard '61 Maestro Vibrola Electric Guitar

Capture the vibe of a genuine '61 SG at a price that fits your budget. A stylish Maestro Vibrola completes the iconic look of this devilishly handsome axe. (4) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Epiphone SG '61 Maestro Vintage Cherry
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Features: What it does for you:
Epiphone ProBucker pickups Based on Gibson BurstBuckers & vintage PAF pickups
Maestro vibrato tailpiece Vintage vibrato with easy action
1960s SlimTaper D neck profile Recreates iconic '60s neck profiles for great feel
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain

Epiphone SG Standard '61 Maestro

The Epiphone SG Standard '61 Maestro Vibrola from the new Inspired by Gibson Collection recreates the original SG from 1961 with a newly designed 60s style Maestro Vibrola. Featuring a classic Mahogany body in a Vintage Cherry finish and powered by ProBucker humbuckers with CTS electronics.

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Specifications

Body Shape: SG
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Profile: SlimTaper
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: Trapezoid
Joint: Glued in
Hardware Finish: Nickel
Tuner Plating: Nickel
Bridge: LockTone ABR Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Maestro Vibrola
Tuning Machines: Epiphone Deluxe Vintage machine heads, 18:1 ratio
Pickguard: Black
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Control Knobs: Black "Top Hats" with metal inserts
Pickup Covers: Nickel
Neck Pickup: ProBucker-2
Bridge Pickup: ProBucker-3
Controls: 2- Volume, 2- Tone CTS electronics
Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle
Output Jack: 1/4"
Strings: .10, .13, .17, .26, .36, .46
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EISS61MVCNH1
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Overall: This guitar is absolutely beautiful. Came with perfect intonation and set up out of the box. The craftsmanship and sound on this guitar definitely makes me feel like I'm playing a higher end guitar. Epiphone knocked it out of the park with the inspired by Gibson line of this year, I highly recommend buying this guitar at this amazing value before it sells out.
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Overall: I've owned a few Epiphones over the years. My very first electric guitar was a late 70's/early 80's Epiphone Genesis deluxe. I currently own a 335 Pro, a Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro and this SG. They have all been very high quality guitars and this one is no different. This year Epiphone seems to be pulling out all the stops with upgrades like US made CTS pots, Graph Tech nuts and a re/retro-designed head stock. Personally, I never had a problem with the old head stocks but the new head stocks look really nice. The guitar came set up with the action a little high on the low E side just like my Les Paul but the high E side was just about right for my playing style. (I like a medium/low action.) The hardware, including the tuners, are of good quality. I prefer Grovers but the retro aesthetics of this guitar call for vintage style tuners. The Maestro vibrato really sets this guitar apart from most of the Epi G400's I've seen and played in the past. It stays in tune pretty well as long as you don't go crazy with dive bombs and adds a nice fluttery "shimmer" to clean ballads with some reverb. The Probuckers sound pretty good in this guitar but I think they sound a bit better in my Les Paul though I haven't taken the time to adjust the pickup height or pole pieces yet. I am a fan of Seymour Duncans so I will probably eventually replace the Probuckers with a SD set but there is nothing wrong with the stock Probuckers IMO, just personal preference. I've heard some folks complaining about the veneer (ribboned Sapele?) they are using on these guitars but I think it looks very nice. I've seen similar types of wood used on high end drum kits and furniture. It gives it a sort of two tone look with the lighter non-veneered bevels contrasting with the veneered top and back. It sets it apart from its Gibson sibling (not a bad thing IMHO.) The fret work was good on mine with no sharp ends. There was some slight bleeding of the finish onto the neck binding but I had to look hard to see it. The Indian laurel fretboard is a little darker than the Pao Ferro fretboard on my Les Paul but a little lighter than the rosewood on my 335. About the only thing that detracts from the looks of this guitar is the thick, shiny poly coating they put on it but in time it will loose some of that mirror shine and should look very nice like my 335. I would describe the neck as feeling thin and wide compared to my Les Paul and 335 in that it's a little thinner than the neck on my 335 bit a little wider than the neck on my Les Paul. This works out well for me playing barre chords and the wider string spacing helps with hybrid and finger picking. I bought this Epiphone after returning another, way more expensive guitar, that arrived with shipping damage and QC issues. I asked the zZounds customer service rep to make sure the guitar I received was packed carefully. Upon receipt I opened the box to find that someone had inspected the guitar for damage before they shipped it. They also double boxed it and added some cardboard between the boxes for extra padding. They did this even though it was a far less expensive guitar than the one I had previously ordered. So kudos to zZounds for the excellent customer service. You guys rock!
Style of Music: Blues-Rock, some Hard Rock, Metal and Old Country
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