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Gibson SG Standard '61 with Coil Split Electric Guitar
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A perfect combination of classic features and modern versatility.

The Gibson SG Standard '61 with Coil Tap Electric Guitar combines all the familiar features of a standard SG, and a little more. It has a mahogany body and neck. The rosewood fretboard has trapezoid inlays, but without the 2014 anniversary inlay and it comes with standard vintage-style tuners.

This model is called the '61 because it has a smaller pickguard that's identical to the original models from that year. Electronics include '57 Classic pickups in both positions. These have the most vintage sound that Gibson can offer. This SG guitar also comes with push/pull coil-taps on the volume pots and a chrome tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece. Hardshell case included.

Gibson SG Standard '61 with Coil Split Electric Guitar Features:

  • Body
    Body shape: Double cutaway
    Body type: Solid body
    Body material: Solid wood
    Top wood: Not applicable
    Body wood: Mahogany
    Body finish: Gloss nitrocellulose
    Orientation: Right handed
    Shape: ’60s SlimTaper
    Wood: Mahogany
    Joint: Set-in
    Scale length: 24.75"
    Truss rod: Standard
    Finish: Gloss nitrocellulose
    Material: rosewood
    Radius: 12"
    Fret size: jumbo
    Number of frets: 22
    Inlays: Trapezoid
    Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
    Configuration: HH
    Neck: ’57 Classic
    Middle: Not applicable
    Bridge: ’57 Classic
    Brand: Gibson
    Active or passive: Passive
    Series or parallel: Parallel
    Piezo: Not applicable
    Active EQ: Not applicable
    Special electronics: Push/pull coil taps
    Control layout: Separate volume, tone
    Pickup switch: 3-way
    Coil tap or split: Coil tap
    Kill switch: Not applicable
    Bridge type: Fixed
    Bridge design: Tune-o-matic with stoptail
    Tailpiece: Not applicable
    Tuning machines: Vintage-style
    Color: chrome
    Number of strings: 6-string
    Special features: ’61-style pickguard
    Case: Hardshell case
    Accessories: Truss-rod tool
    Country of origin: United States

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  • Give this one a test drive! ! ! !

    As reviewed by D C Wells on 5/6/2014

    I've been playing guitar for over 40 yrs. I have owned 2 sg's before this one and I have to this new model has blown me away!! DON't worry about the price, just give it a try and give it a Good test at your dealer/G/Center. The coil tap is helpful, I play all kinds of music rock,blues,country, With coil tap I can change from humbucker blues/rock to country twang instantly with coil tap feature. It's a good price and a solid guitar@ any price!!!!! KEEP ROCKING, D C

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  • Awesome and more versatile SG

    As reviewed by Justin Lowrie on 4/18/2014

    I've owned a couple SGs in the past and they all seem to play great to me. This one is a bit funky. It's an SG standard but at a lower price for some reason. It seems like it would be a bit higher with the coil split. I emailed Gibson and they said it was an exclusive and the lower price might be the 'desert burst' finish. Can't figure it out because it's glossy and not a 'faded' model. Also, a bit strange ? Gibson started a new serial number system in 2014, this one has the old serial number system but stamped '2014 model' It also has standard tuners vs the tuning ones. Who cares? Great guitar.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Love this SG. Coil tap is a nice option.

    As reviewed by Justin Lowrie on 4/22/2014

    I'm not sure why you can't find a lot of information on this guitar. Possibly because it's a new model and possibly because it's a GC exclusive and not a standard model? I'm still a bit confused about the price. It IS a Gibson Standard and from I know, the standards are $1500+ (I may be wrong). Add the coil taps and it seems it should be a bit more expensive. I still can't find why this one is priced lower. That said, love it. Not even sure I'll use the tap but it's nice that it's there. Nice, solid SG.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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