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Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro  

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The Gibson Custom Shop SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro Tailpiece is a reprise of a fast-playing, versatile classic. With it...Read More

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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.

FEATURES
  • Solid mahogany body
  • Glossy finish
  • Nickel hardware
  • ABR-1 bridge and Maestro tailpiece
  • 1-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Single-ply cream binding
  • 1960 slim-taper neck profile
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Holly headstock veneer
  • Vintage tulip tuners
  • Burstbucker 1 and 2 humbucking pickups
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector
  • Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case

Relive the rock of your youth on this Custom Shop replica SG. Order today.

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Gibson CustomSG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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Once owned it. Wife sold it!!!

I once owned one of these gems. I got it in 1967 at the age of 12. It was a gift from my mother who paid a whopping amount for it a local music...Read complete review

I once owned one of these gems. I got it in 1967 at the age of 12. It was a gift from my mother who paid a whopping amount for it a local music store. In 1993 my wife sold it! Needless to say my heart has ached for the last 14 years. I will be replacing it very soon. I've already replaced the wife!

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Minor Fixes Would Make this THE SG to Own!

The "Historic" SG Standard is yet another "reissue" touted for its historical accuracy, yet it still falls short. First, WHY do I have to CUSTOM ORDER...Read complete review

The "Historic" SG Standard is yet another "reissue" touted for its historical accuracy, yet it still falls short. First, WHY do I have to CUSTOM ORDER a guitar to get it in the proper color of deeper "cherry" it came in back in the 60's? A REISSUE would come out in the proper color (the "wine red" some SG's come in is closer the the mark, or the Epiphone Elitist SG's shade), & not this cheapo thin nitro finish that sinks into the pores & looks horrid after a year. Secondly, FIX the cutaways!!! The "Historics" are too asymmetrical from the front-view; look at a real '61 to '65 model...most were more symmetrical in appearance than these. AND taper the horn tips like on the '61 Reissue USA model. Keep the Historic beveling, just TAPER the tips like the originals. Those are the main things that keep this guitar from being really worth what they charge. Fix those things (& maybe offer all-chrome hardware as an option for us late-'64/'65 SG fans), & then count me in as a customer again!

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Guitar-Black Beauty of an SG

By {Maestro}

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro:

It's solid, beautifully assembles, and painstakingly finished(I dont know how but the one i got was an '07, black, #0, i think a '61 reissue) and this guitar can easily have any tone you could imagine from a hendrix strat with the rhythm pickup to a roaring beast with the treble, perfect for any style, very solid, just don't abuse the tremolo and it will work finesummary: the most beautiful looking and sounding instrument I could ever imagine with an unsurpassed level of class and playability and gibson custom shop means its assembled by hand. played just about every guitar in every store i could find and this is the one i ended up with. this is not the kind of guitar one would buy and end up returning...11/10 stars

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Minor Fixes Would Make this THE SG to Own!

By H-Bomb

from Upstate South Carolina

Comments about Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro:

The "Historic" SG Standard is yet another "reissue" touted for its historical accuracy, yet it still falls short. First, WHY do I have to CUSTOM ORDER a guitar to get it in the proper color of deeper "cherry" it came in back in the 60's? A REISSUE would come out in the proper color (the "wine red" some SG's come in is closer the the mark, or the Epiphone Elitist SG's shade), & not this cheapo thin nitro finish that sinks into the pores & looks horrid after a year. Secondly, FIX the cutaways!!! The "Historics" are too asymmetrical from the front-view; look at a real '61 to '65 model...most were more symmetrical in appearance than these. AND taper the horn tips like on the '61 Reissue USA model. Keep the Historic beveling, just TAPER the tips like the originals. Those are the main things that keep this guitar from being really worth what they charge. Fix those things (& maybe offer all-chrome hardware as an option for us late-'64/'65 SG fans), & then count me in as a customer again!

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5.0

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro:

This guitar is AWSOME! its just like the sg that Angus Young used at the 1996 concert in Madrid. Although it costs more than the Angus Young SG, this one is more for its beauty, age, and its killer sound. A MUST have/buy.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Once owned it. Wife sold it!!!

By Dr. Watson

from New Orleans, LA

Comments about Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro:

I once owned one of these gems. I got it in 1967 at the age of 12. It was a gift from my mother who paid a whopping amount for it a local music store. In 1993 my wife sold it! Needless to say my heart has ached for the last 14 years. I will be replacing it very soon. I've already replaced the wife!

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5.0

Buy it now!

By James-l_iFO

from Roanoke, VA

Comments about Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro:

As a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan, this guitar is nearly identical to the one Gary Rossington uses to play the legendary song "Freebird". this is an awesome guitar with simply the BEST sound availible. i love this guitar

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5.0

Great AXE!!

By miniEVH1979

from Macon,Georgia

Comments about Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro:

I played it at a guitar center in Atlanta and it was awsome, it is great for playing cassic rock 70's-early 90's. The tremelo really lets you twist and bend at its max! it is worth every penny I am still saving up for it. Also AC/DC is sounds great as does Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

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5.0

My favorite SG

By AXE GOD-ui8r7

from Austin, TX

Comments about Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro:

I am a SG man and all my guitars are SG's and this is my favorite mostly because of the twang bar but i have expierence a lot with Gibson and this guitar rocks.

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5.0

AMAZING

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro:

If you can afford this axe buy it. No guitar i have ever played comes close. The neck is amzing for fast action and the tone can cover every single style of music

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5.0

amazing guitar bad price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro:

This guitar is simply amazing, theres no other like it. it has all of the great sg components, and them some but the price knocks it down so far. It really sad actually its such a great guitar, but no one would want to buy it because of the price. A angus young SG costs less!!!

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5.0

close to perfect

By floan somoan

from santa barbara

Comments about Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro:

This is by far the best guitar I've played however there are some draw backs. On both sg's I've bought one of the 57'classic pick-ups has crapped out and the toggle switch needed to be replaced. Other than that the most diverse electric guitar Gibson makes!

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