Gibson SG Standard '61 Sideways Vibrola Electric Guitar (with Case)

With a classic side-pull vibrato arm, nickel-plated hardware, and fiery BurstBuckers, the Gibson SG Standard '61 Sideways Vibrola electric is ready to rock.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Burstbucker 61 R and T pickups Thick, round tone with rich and creamy overtones
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Sideways Vibrola Vintage designed vibrato system

The SG Standard ‘61 Sideways Vibrola returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved -- shaping sound across generations and genres of music.

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As the name implies, the Gibson SG Standard '61 Sideways Vibrola is equipped with the unique Sideways side-pull action vibrato similar to those found on the early '60s models. Standard features include a slim taper mahogany neck and a bound rosewood fingerboard. The mahogany body features a deeply sculpted body scarfing, a 5-ply teardrop pickguard and a 22nd-fret neck joint. The nickel-plated hardware includes a classic-style Tune-O-Matic bridge and keystone tuners in addition to the Sideways Vibrola Tailpiece. The pickups are 61R and 61T humbuckers for a classic voice with added power and top end. Controls feature audio taper potentiometers and orange drop capacitors.

- Material: Mahogany
- Profile: Slim Taper
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Graph Tech
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- End of Board Width: 2.26"
- Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoids

- Body Shape: SG
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

- Finish: Nickel
- Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Sideways Vibrola
- Tuning Machines: Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
- Pickguard: Black 5-ply
- Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Reflector
- Switch Tip: Cream
- Switchwasher: Black

- Neck Pickup: Burstbucker 61R
- Bridge Pickup: Burstbucker 61T
- Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)

- Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
- Case: Hard Shell Case
- Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 18.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SG61W00VENH1

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted July 15, 2021 by Jeffrey M in Greensboro, NC

"Not so hot . ."

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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The tremolo rattles. (it's riveted so you can't tighten it) There is a harmonic sound that comes from the tremolo area on certain notes. . . Other than that, it's a beautiful guitar! The action is good. The finish is excellent (except for the neck binding which has turned pink from buffing I would guess) Stays in tune well (not excellent) Sounds great except for ringing harmonic. All in all, I like the guitar and the look of the sideways tremolo. The tremolo itself is hard to use and with the loose handle it's better to forget it. The guitar was shipped in the case in a Gibson box from zZounds but the bottom seal had been broken. Not sure if it was from their "setup" or if it had been returned. Anyway, I'm fairly happy. Note: I bought a cheap Chinese Hendrix SG copy ($400) and to be honest, it plays as well if not better than the "real" deal at 2g's . . go figure . . ..

Musical Background:

former pro, playing 50 years . . .

Musical Style:

Everything from smooth jazz to Chet including R&B
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