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Gibson SG '61 Reissue Electric Guitar
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In 1961, the traditional Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar received a makeover that included a thinner body with sharply pointed horns and eventually...Click To Read More About This Product
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The original rock 'n' roll workhorse.
In 1961, the traditional Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar received a makeover that included a thinner body with sharply pointed horns and eventually a new name - the Gibson SG.
It soon proved to be one of the most popular electric guitars of all time.
Carrying on this amazing tradition, this '61 SG Reissue features the small pickguard and nickel-plated hardware of the original '61, and also Gibson '57 Classic humbuckers, to produce a classic instrument with warm, full tone and even response. The Gibson '61 reissue has beauty, power, and performance.
- Body: mahogany
- Neck: set mahogany
- Neck profile: 1960 slim-taper
- Neck Joint Location: 22th fret
- Headstock inlay: holly
- Fingerboard: rosewood
- Scale length: 24-3/4"
- No. of frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1.69"
- Radius: 12"
- Inlays: trapezoid
- Fingerboard binding: single-ply
- Hardware: chrome
- Tailpiece: stopbar
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Knobs: black top hat with silver inserts
- Tuners: Kluson
- Pickups: Gibson '57 Classic humbuckers
- Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
- Finish: lacquer
- Case: hardshell
Reviewed by 5 customers
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I have 2 of these a 2001 and a 1985 both are great guitars and worth every cent.
I've been playing since the 60's and never thought much about getting an SG but tht it seemed like a good time to try something new and this one looked interesting. I've had it for about a week now and it's still settling in but is definitely a keeper. The tone is awesome, much better than the Burstbuckers on my LP. Great for rock but works well for other styles if you do something other than just turn the knobs to 10. I even got it to twang a little. While the neck is listed as slim, that refers to the thickness not the width. It's really very wide-at the 2nd fret it measured the same as my acoustic 12 string. Great for leads, but anything other than power chords could be tiring if used for rhythm. I was a little worried about the color when I ordered it, but it looks just great, I'm more than happy with it. The fretboard is pale compared to the other rosewood ones I have but it's a perfect fit to the white guitar. I've heard that some SGs have sustain issues this one is sings forever and is very balanced, probably the best of any of my solid bodies. The setup was fine out of the box, we'll see how it does after some more time to settle in. I gave it a 4 for quality because the facing on the headstock was poorly cut with a ragged edge and the control cavity cover didn't match the routing very well. It looks like the cavity routing is off. One other concern is that the finish on the neck feels tacky, although it may just be that smooth. However, the flaws don't in my mind, justify getting a different one, I bought it to play and this one is definitely a keeper as a player. It will probably become my #2 behind my AmDlx Strat.
I've played a few '61RI SGs at varying times... all of them have been great. No reason to expect any less from the GoW model. Great sound, lightweight, looks fantastic.
The quality of this guitar is amazing! I've been playing for over 30 years and have had some nice guitars along the way but none compare to this. I still can't get over the sustain. It has great tone whether playing clean or with distortion. It is very comfortable to play. On a side note, I went to see Transiberean Orchestra in concert a few weeks ago and one of the guitarists was playing this guitar.....he made it sound absolutely amazing!
This is the guitar I want the most out of all others I have played. It may not be as pretty or as well built as a PRS, but sonically it delivers. I play mostly lead guitar and this thing just spits out all the lead tones that I intend to play. I own a PRS, which is fantastic in its own right (better build quality and attention to detail), but soon I'll add a '61 reissue to my inventory since it produces tones that I am currently chasing down.