Gibson 61 Reissue SG Electric Guitar (with Case)

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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.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Gibson '57 Classic humbucking pickups Vintage PAF feel; warmth, depth and distinct edge

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.

Manufactured in: Nashville, TN

Body Species: Mahogany

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

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

Plating Finish: Nickel

Tailpiece: Stopbar

Bridge: Tune-o-matic

Knobs: Black Top Hat with silver inserts

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

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

Case Interior: Dark Grey Plush with Black Shroud

Case Exterior: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell

Case Silkscreen: Silver 'Gibson USA' logo

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (47 ratings)
Submitted January 20, 2016 by beejay jasper in santa barbara, CA

"Should have bought this guitar 20 Years Ago"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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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....

Musical Background:

home studio

Musical Style:

Classic rock n roll and blues
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