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Gibson SG '61 Reissue Electric Guitar   

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The Gibson SG '61 Reissue Electric Guitar is so light, comfortable, and playable you won't want to put it down. Features a slim-tapered neck, sculpte...Click To Read More About This Product

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Pure vintage vibe, red-hot tone.

The Gibson SG '61 Reissue Electric Guitar is so light, comfortable, and playable you won't want to put it down. Features a slim-tapered neck, sculpted double-cutaway mahogany body, exclusive Gibson '57 classic humbucking pickups at the neck and bridge, and 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays. Relive some of the greatest moments of rock 'n' roll with a one-piece bound mahogany neck, tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and nickel hardware. Includes Gibson hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body and bound neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Gibson Classic '57 humbuckers at the neck and bridge
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Nickel hardware
  • Gibson hardshell case
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4.9

(based on 53 reviews)

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Great guitar -- bad tuners

Received my purchase last week and wouldn't you know it -- I haven't played it but about 30 minutes total due to poison oak. Having said that, I'm loving the guitar. Its a...Read complete review

Received my purchase last week and wouldn't you know it -- I haven't played it but about 30 minutes total due to poison oak. Having said that, I'm loving the guitar. Its a beautiful, simple instrument. It really drives with the 57 Classic humbuckers and has a very comfortable neck. In fact, I've never played a more comfortable guitar. Its true what they say about the upper register notes -- you can really access them easily with the double horns. The neck and middle pickup positions bring out a very smooth jazzy feel and I'm loving that! The bridge position just attacks and demands to be heard. There is only one fault I have with this guitar and I am really disappointed in this: the guitar (particularly the 'g' string) will not stay in tune! I'm not sure if it is because the strings weren't stretched properly when assembled or if its a neck problem. But I am very disappointed that an expensive Gibson product won't stay in tune. Having said that, this is not something that can't be remedied if need be, by some new tuners. Overall, I'm very glad I made this purchase and am feeling the whole Angus Young, Dickey Betts vibe with it.

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Gibson SG '61 Reissue

Without any flaws I can see that this guitar has the potential to be an excellent instrument. This is my second '61 reissue in 3 months and both guitars have had a similar problem...Read complete review

Without any flaws I can see that this guitar has the potential to be an excellent instrument. This is my second '61 reissue in 3 months and both guitars have had a similar problem with the tension on the G string. Around the 10th fret and above the tone on the G string dies out in comparison to the great sustain on the rest of the guitar. Basically, the string is dead over a range of 8 or more frets. I've been told from my guitar tech that it's from the thin neck and the short scale length. I'm very disappointed because it seems like poor quality control on Gibsons end to let these guitars out for sale. If this guitar worked properly I would love it! The sound is great, the access to the higher frets is great and it's much lighter than a Les Paul. But based on the problems stated above, I'm planning on returning my SG and getting a different guitar that is made better.

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5.0

sweet guitar but,,,

By UdEx0Wyqj

from windham

this is a nice guitar, but its is almost exactly the same as the standard, it had diffrent pickups and pickguard, the pickups arent That much better than the ones on the standard, i just think that this guitar is overpriced

 
5.0

Excellent Guitar!

By Vengeance32

from Oceanside, CA

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I just bought it, it's wonderful. Beautiful finish, I love the inlays, and it has an excellent tone! It's the best guitar I've ever played... I highly recommend it!

 
5.0

A joy to play

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I never figured I'd be an SG player. I was always a strat man. So imagine my surprise when I bought this guitar!I went to the local music shop and demoed every guitar they had to get a feel for the neck, without looking at the price tags or plugging in. I had it narrowed down to three guitars, an american strat and tele that played beautiful, and this guitar, which was different but equally great under the fingers.Then I plugged them in, and everyone in the store agreed with me...I was no longer a strat player, I was an SG player. This guitar sounds great across a range of styles, from blues to metal to jazz. It's great for flatpicking and slide, though the bridge pickup is a bit high for fingerpicking if you lay your hand on the bridge - not my normal style but the bridge is very comfortable so I have to be careful!Out of hundreds of world-class guitars, this is the one I chose.

 
5.0

As good as I remembered

By my family rocks

from Rochester, NH

This replaced the SG I layed down 23 years ago, when I thought I was going somewhere other than where I ended up. My 13 year old got me back on and now Ive got the whole family playing. The family's lower end guitars lacked everything I needed from my 13 years of playing quality sounding equipment, so we all decided I was going for it. They were blown away at the differance in the sound of it as well as how awesome it looks. The best part of all this is I was replaying the 60,s and 70,s rock while I was on. Now I get to play the rest of the 80,s where I left off as well as the 90,s and 2000,s which has been eating at me for years. If this 43 year old rocker who never went pro and left it for so long doesnt rate real high up on a creditable opinion. This guitar should, its everything you need it to be its everything I expected it to be!

 
5.0

Original

By MrSolidGuitar777

from Los Angeles, CA

I have this guitar in the original '61. The Pickups Give absolutely no feedback when played through a Marshall half stack. the only the I had to replace from the orginal was 1 tuning peg that was bent before it fell into my hands. Overall perfect guitar.

 
5.0

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By gibson rules

from moorestown ,nj

I read all the reviews. I got my reissue back in 1986. It ages great; the pick ups get even better. Lightweight, tons of great tone, super easy playing, great action. Beautiful sound clean or distorted. If your bridge pick up gets a little nasal sounding, just back the tone down 2-3 notches. Put both pickups on, make the neck pick up tone 0 and the bridge tone at 10. instant live "Crossroads a la Eric!"

 
5.0

BEAUTIFULLY AMAZING GUITAR!!

By James McCaffrey

from Wall, NJ

Just play one! The '57 Classic pickups sound so sweet, but they can scream, too. The finish gleams in the light, followed by that of the nickel hardware. The slim-taper neck plays so smooth and nice. A guitar to die for!

 
5.0

Get the '61 Reissue for sure

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I went to the store to buy a Gibson SG Standard, played thought, this is a great guitar, and then I played the SG '61 Reissue and I haven't looked back since, amazing playability and tone, absolutely nothing wrong with it.

 
5.0

the quality buy

By The Lone Axe

from seatle washington

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this guitar is amazing, Ive played it before and through out my 27 years of playing I heard nothing better. Why buy a $3000 Gibson Les Paul when you can get the whole 1960s vintage? a must buy!!!

 
5.0

Gibson SG

By Robee Senomar

from cleveland, ohio

I got the sg for christmas and i fell in love wit it at the first touch. It is a great guitar and also looks great. Its super light compaired to alot of other guitars and allows you to play longer and hold it easier. it sounds great and the all the features are good, excpet the volume and tone nobs are a little weaker and i chiped one , but it is very easy to replace. I would reccomend this so much and its good for the price.

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