In 1961, the traditional Les Paul Standard received a makeover that included a thinner body with sharply pointed horns and eventually a new name--the SG. Today's reissue of the '61 SG Electric Guitar ... Click To Read More About This Product
In 1961, the traditional Les Paul Standard received a makeover that included a thinner body with sharply pointed horns and eventually a new name--the SG. Today's reissue of the '61 SG Electric Guitar features the small pickguard and nickel-plated hardware of the original. Features of this guitar include a 24-3/4"-scale set mahogany neck, trapezoid inlays and a Tune-O-Matic bridge.
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I received this guitar today and thought I had been sent the wrong guitar. The grain is nothing like the picture had shown. Also, its almost impossible to even see the grain as the the flat-brown lacquer hides it... I couldn't see the grain till further inspection. Basically, I'm really disappointed in the finish.Guitar sounds and plays extremely well, fantastic even...I am not a prideful person anyhow, so I will keep it... but this guitar isn't as pretty as I had hoped it would be.Fantastic Gibson vintage sound and quality, just not a looker.
Ive been playing for 40 years and have a vast collection of guitars . I own an SG standard and a faded SG ( I Like SG s ). The 61 reissue is the BEST SG Ive ever played. The neck, feel, finish and mostly the '57 humbuckers make this one tops. The sound is perfect for a retro " Cream /Clapton" sound. Also reminds me of Santana's early sound. Not too much high end , balanced mid-range and bass and a crisp chord sound distorted or clean. The cherry finish is really nice and the neck is just right for those big note bends. WOW ! and it looks like they are dropping the price too. Perfect weight and balance for the stage. TOP ten guitar in my collection !!
I traded in my SG standard for a '61 SG reissue recently, and what a difference! It's all about the slim-taper neck & the '57 Classics. Much smoother, faster & easier to play neck, and the sound is fuller and "creamier" at the same volume settings. This one is lighter than my standard too. Very nicely put together, with no flaws. Advice: If you have a chance to compare more than one in the store, do it. The other one I played was heavier, with much higher action, and the wood grain wasn't nearly as nice. I probably wouldn't buy one sight unseen, but when you find a good one, it's a beautiful thing.