Gibson Custom Shop 1961 Les Paul SG Heritage Cherry

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The Legendary ’61 Les Paul SG Standard

Immortalized by Santana at Woodstock and smashed onstage by Townshend, the Gibson SG is a rock icon. The Gibson Custom 1961 Les Paul SG Standard Reissue VOS takes you back to the first model year of this legendary solidbody electric guitar. The Les Paul SG Standard ’61 is spec’d with a pair of toneful humbuckers; a fast, comfortable SlimTaper neck; and a silky smooth Plek’d rosewood fingerboard. The lightweight, sleekly contoured mahogany body delivers great sustain and no pain, even if you play all night. And the vintage-spec nitro finish looks and feels great while enhancing the tone of this legendary rock machine. Own your piece of rock history: the Gibson Custom 1961 Les Paul SG Standard Reissue VOS.

Custombucker pickups deliver pure vintage PAF tone

Gibson Custom paid just as much attention to this guitar’s electronics as they did to its aesthetics. Every part of its internal signal path was designed to deliver dead-on 1961 SG tone. Of course, it’s next to impossible to find genuine ’50s PAFs (even for Gibson). Instead, the 1961 Les Paul SG Standard Reissue VOS sports a pair of Gibson’s Custombucker Alnico III unpotted humbuckers. The Custombucker is the most historically accurate PAF copy ever. Take it from Sweetwater’s guitar experts: the Gibson Custom 1961 Les Paul SG Standard Reissue VOS nails the original look, sound, and feel of the legendary ’61 Les Paul SG Standard.

SlimTaper neck carve and Plek’d frets for optimized playability

Comfort and playability were two of Gibson’s primary concerns when they were designing the 1961 Les Paul SG Standard Reissue VOS. You’ll be delighted in how this guitar’s fast, 1960 SlimTaper neck profile comfortably fits in your hand. For your playing pleasure, the rosewood fingerboard is buffed to silky smoothness and bound, so no fret ends impede your dexterity. The frets are dressed to perfection using a Plek Pro machine for optimized playability. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you’re likely to own.

Vintage Original Sheen finish, for the look and feel of a classic

Gibson Custom’s Vintage Original Sheen finish option comes standard on Custom Shop Historic Reissue models. The VOS finish package includes lightly aged parts that imparts an authentic vintage patina. The nitrocellulose finished it buffed to a light matte appearance, giving a look and feel of a guitar that has been lovingly played and cared for over the years.

Gibson Custom 1961 Les Paul SG Standard Reissue VOS Features:

  • Comfortable, lightweight, iconic double-horned mahogany body
  • Fast mahogany SlimTaper neck with rosewood fingerboard and 22 frets
  • Plek’d frets for effortless playability
  • 24.75″ scale length, 1.695″-wide nylon nut
  • Bridge and neck pickups: Custombucker Alnico III (unpotted)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls, 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and lightweight aluminum Stopbar tailpiece
  • Kluson single-line/double-ring tuners
  • Vintage Original Sheen finish package with light matte nitrocellulose and aged hardware

**All photos shown are of the actual guitar for sale, not generic stock photos. Weighs 6.7 lbs. Neck measurements read . 8 of an inch at the 1st fret, and .91 at the 12th. **

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