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The guitar that rocked the world.
The Gibson Custom Shop SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro Tailpiece is a reprise of a fast-playing, versatile classic. With its ultra-thin, double-cutaway body, the SG was lighter than the Les Paul and allowed freer access to the upper register—both features that rockers immediately appreciated. This reissue guitar features a mahogany body, Maestro tailpiece, 1960 slim-tapered neck profile, vintage tulip tuners, and BurstBucker pickups.
A Little SG History
In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that making the upper frets more accessible while lowering production costs. The new guitar was popular, but Les Paul the guitarist did not like it and asked to have his name removed. Gibson renamed the model the "SG" which was short for "solid guitar". Though Les Paul's name was officially removed from the model in 1961, the plastic Les Paul nameplates (positioned between the rhythm pickup and fingerboard) were in abundance in the Gibson factory and SG models having these nameplates were built and sold by Gibson up to end of 1963. SGs have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.
Relive the rock of your youth on this Custom Shop replica SG. Order today.