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Gibson SG Standard 1972 (Consignment) No Longer Available

Gibson SG Standard 1972 (Consignment) No Longer Available

This early 70’s Gibson SG Standard has some cosmetic wear and tear and has been refreted but it is in great playing condition and has all of the original parts and electronics. Comes with a newer non original hardshell case.

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Gibson SG Special 50th Anniversary Pete Townsend Arctic White No Longer Available

Gibson SG Special 50th Anniversary Pete Townsend Arctic White No Longer Available

The Gibson SG has been in production for 50 years now, though in 1961 it was first named as a Les Paul. It quickly became a standard workhorse for all kinds of music. I can’t think of how many bands I’ve seen where the guitar players used an SG. As the SG Special, some models had a larger ‘batwing’ pickguard that covers more of the top; the guitar underneath is the same.

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Gibson Custom Shop ‘1961 Les Paul’ Limited Edition (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Gibson Custom Shop '1961 Les Paul' Limited Edition (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

This is a pretty faithful Custom Shop reproduction of the Gibson 1961 Les Paul, the first year of the shape that became the SG. With a patina treatment, this guitar looks like it’s been tucked away for years. It’s very resonant and rings; very comfortable to play and the Maestro works well and has another little known advantage – it adds a little bit of weight to the tail, counterbalancing the guitar so it doesn’t have the neck-heaviness that SG’s often do.

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Gibson SG with Vibrola 1965 (consignment) No Longer Available

Gibson SG with Vibrola 1965 (consignment) No Longer Available

The Gibson SG has been a workhorse guitar since its introduction in 1961. This 1965 example is in pretty good shape considering its age, plays well and sounds great. The Vibrola works well.

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Gibson VOS SG – Les Paul Custom (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Presenting the Gibson VOS SG – Les Paul Custom — “Beauty in gleaming white or cherry red that must be seen. Wonderfully clear bell-like tone that must be heard. Fast action that should be tried … soon. By Gibson, of course.” So says a 1961 advertisement for the new Les Paul Custom, renamed the SG Custom in late 1963.

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