Gibson 61 SG Reissue – USA 2007

by Gibson

$2,295.00 20191
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The Gibson SG was introduced in 1961 as a complete replacement for the Les Paul. The new design was thought to be a more modern solid body guitar, with sleek bevelled edges and two sharp cutaways. Starting in 1985, Gibson began to reissue the original SG from the era when it was still referred to the Les Paul. This model is mostly distinguished by its use of the original smaller pickguard, input jack on the top of the guitar, and a slightly different neck joint than later versions.

 The SG Standard '61 guitar captures the essence of the groundbreaking SG of 1961 with the sonic characteristics that made this model a legend. With white fingerboard binding on a solid rosewood fingerboard and traditional trapezoid inlays on the SlimTaper profile neck, it's as comfortable to play as it is easy to look at. The powerful, expressive tone is driven by a pair of Gibson's humbuckers that are faithful recreations of the popular late-era PAF pickups.

Features -

  • Nitro-finished solid mahogany body
  • 24.75" scale mahogany neck with 22-fret, 12" radius rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Gibson humbuckers, 3-way pickups selector
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, vintage-style tuners

Body

  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed

Neck

  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss

Fingerboard

  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12”
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width/material 1.69” (43 mm) Tektoid

Pickups

  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 57 Classic
  • Bridge: 57 Classic Plus
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel

Controls

  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No

Hardware

  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Gibson Deluxe Vintage-style
  • Colour: Nickel

Weight is 6.8 lbs

This Gibson SG ’61 Reissue is based on the physical specs of that year. But there are actually some technical differences – the stop tailpiece was not apparently used in that year, and the neck joint tenon size is improved compared to the original. That’s a good thing! It dates to September 2007 and was built at the Gibson Nashville plant.
 
This guitar is light, super comfortable, responsive, resonant, and plays cleanly up and down the neck.  This Gibson SG ’61 Reissue in Heritage Cherry is in great shape, with only a few tiny marks and some light pick swirling evident. Frets are 99%. The finish is developing a deep glow and natural patina which looks great.
 
Comes in its Gibson hard case in excellent condition.

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