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Gibson SG Standard '61 with Coil Split Electric Guitar Desert Burst

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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 i... Read More

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Overview

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.

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
  • Neck
  • Shape: ™60s SlimTaper
  • Wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss nitrocellulose
  • Fretboard
  • Material: rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • 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
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Separate volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Kill switch: Not applicable
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic with stoptail
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: chrome
  • Other
  • 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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GibsonSG Standard '61 with Coil Split Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I ordered one and it had a chip in the left horn -

By Jeff

from Pembroke Pines, FL

About Me Novice

Comments about Gibson SG Standard '61 with Coil Split Electric Guitar:

I assumed this was a new guitar upon arrival it had a chip in the left horn. This particular guitar is a 2014, keep in mind used this guitar retails for $700-800.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My new #1

By AireMan

from Durham, NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Coil Taps
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Thin Neck Wgreat Action
  • Versatility

Cons

  • Intermittent Wring Issues

Best Uses

  • Fun
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Gibson SG Standard '61 with Coil Split Electric Guitar:

Went to trade in an old Strat for a new Deluxe because I love the compound radius neck on my Deluxe Tele, GC did not have one and it was Gibson month. I could not find any I liked, plays a SG Std and it felt buzzy, just not right, before asking out I asked to try this 61 Reissue that was hanging way high on the wall. It immediately felt great so I plugged it in to a Deluxe Reverb and just played for awhile. Beautiful chime, I can get real close to a Tele sound with the single coil taps, the 57 Humbuckers sound amazing, other than the Fat Strat I was going to trade, I don't own a guitar with Humbuckers. I have a PRS McCartney Hollow body w/P-90's, and Deluxe Tele, and now this 61 SG re-issue. With a 12" radius, the neck is a joy to play, and easy access all the way up to 22. I brought it home and compared it to the Tele thru a 64 Fender Deluxe and while they sound different, the SG can come real close to the Tele sound while also getting all of the bAss that a Humbucker can give you. When I pickup a guitar to play, 90% of the time, this is the one. This one has been sitting n the store for a couple of years (2014) and I have had a couple issues with the bridge pickup losing sound. Either a switch is dirty or a solder joint is flakey, have not had a chance to get that works out yet, it will be something simple to fix, but not even the slightest glitch on the new Deluxe Tele I bought last year, so I think the Fender craftsmanship is slightly better, but that's getting nit picky... I love this guitar and would buy it again, same as my Tele, glad I don't have to choose between them. I knew I wanted the Tele when I bought it, buying the SG was an unexpected surprise... The only reason it's 4 stars is because of the wring glitch I still need to work out, otherwise it would have been a 5...

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unique

By Tim

from Fla

Comments about Gibson SG Standard '61 with Coil Split Electric Guitar:

I played the original 61 Reissue, which was a great guitar albeit a tad bit pricey. This instrument has all the features of the 61 except: The heritage Cherry finish is darker in color. The original 61 reissue was more red in color. The headstock was different. Not sure on the # of frets and where the neck joins the body. The similarities: 57 Classic PUPS, smaller pick guard and slim-taper neck. This model must be a GC exclusive special run. 50's style wiring, no PCB board with a super fast neck. SG's aren't for everyone, yet this model is light, great neck, classic PUPS, antique binding, MOP inlays and a nice brown case is included.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Versatile. And Un-Toylike

By brett

from Seattle WA

Comments about Gibson SG Standard '61 with Coil Split Electric Guitar:

Very good guitar for the money. Much lighter than a Les Paul(I own three of those). More so a.. Piano-like tone when played clean than a my many other guitars. Not as tuning- head - heavy center of gravity as the newest robot guitars that Gibson is drunkenly switching over to in almost their whole guitar line- what a corporate catastrophe! This SG has a much smaller radius neck than the new- style Standards. I bought the SG to save my back in long rehearsals - it can play thick or thin. I wouldn't recommend for players with thick fingers. Not as easy to bend strings willynilly which is a style of mine either. I like mine, like the utility, maybe not the guitar for jazz or country, but then again, Dave Krieger to The Doors played an SG! I think I'll keep mine- the robots are coming!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Give this one a test drive! ! ! !

By D C Wells

from Sebastion Florida

Comments about Gibson SG Standard '61 with Coil Split Electric Guitar:

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

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this SG. Coil tap is a nice option.

By Justin Lowrie

from Huntington Beach, CA

Comments about Gibson SG Standard '61 with Coil Split Electric Guitar:

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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome and more versatile SG

By Justin Lowrie

from Huntington Beach, CA

Comments about Gibson SG Standard '61 with Coil Split Electric Guitar:

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.

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