* NOTE: As of January 2013, this model has been discontinued. However, the new Gibson SG Standard has been modified to include many of the same features. You can see our feature on the new SG Standard HERE. *
It’s hardly surprising that many of rock’s most legendary guitarists have plied their craft on a Gibson SG. With its warm sustain, silky fretboard, and sharp cutaways, the SG is conducive to all types of playing … from searing solos to chunky rhythms to sinewy leads. Moreover, the SG’s sleek, lightweight design and striking beauty makes it a much favored instrument for live performance. At various points such notables as Pete Townshend, Todd Rundgren, and Elliot Easton have all been smitten with the SG.
In 1960, Gibson initiated a thorough and major redesign of the iconic Les Paul Standards of the late 1950s. It was a bold move at the height of Gibson’s original Golden Era, and it paid off. The result was the 1961 Gibson SG Les Paul (later renamed the SG Standard), now painstakingly recreated as the SG ’61 Reissue. The debut of the SG announced a new, radical design for Gibson and the world. Short for “solid guitar,” the SG featured a much thinner body, distinctive twin cutaways, pointed horns, and beveled edges!
* 1 11/16″ wide nut
* bound rosewood fingerboard
* trapezoid position markers
* 24 3/4″ scale length
* Kluson-style tuners with tulip keystones
* medium/low elliptical neck profile
* ’57 Classic pickups with nickel covers
* tunematic/stop tailpiece assembly
* gloss Heritage Cherry finish
* hardshell case