Gibson Les Paul/SG ‘61 Standard Reissue – Custom Shop (2010s, Dark Green)

Gibson Les Paul/SG ‘61 Custom Shop Standard Reissue

Here a great guitar from the Gibson stable, the Gibson Les Paul 61 reissue basically the then new SG shape. This guitar remained in production ever since but lost the LesPaul affiliation and name in 1963 upon Les Pauls insistence. Thebody and neck are made from mahogany, the guitar has the usual double-cutaway style with bevelled edges. Great playing axe with a lighter weight than the Les Paul, still great resonance and sustain. Dark rosewood fingerboard with a cool look and feel, two PAF-style ’57 Classic humbucking pickups, and historically recreated and period accurate plastics.

Guitar is finished in racing green finish nitrocellulose, giving this guitar a great vintage feel, despite it being a re-issue .

Humbucker Pickups Classics, both neck and bridge positions. Alnico II magnets, wound with enamel-coated wire. Additionally , the coils have been wax potted to reduce micro phonic feedback and resulting squeal. Controls are the classic set of volume and tone control for each pickup and a three-way toggle switch. Tune-o-matic bridge and vintage-style tuners with pearloid buttons, and a period correct Pull Vibrato system with Gibson harp motif embossed. Cream binding, black top hat with silver volume and tone inserts, an early ’60s style five-ply black plastic pickguard, and traditional “bell” truss rod cover stamped with “Les Paul”