Gibson Custom Shop 1961 Reissue SG Standard – With Maestro Vibrola!

Gibson Custom Shop 1961 Reissue SG Standard – With Maestro Vibrola!


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When it comes to capturing that classic Gibson tone, nothing beats the sound of 60s Burstbucker pickups. You’ll love the tight low end, complex midrange, and sweet highs you’ll get out of these pickups — it’s everything you expect when you pick up a Gibson! That’s because 60s Burstbucker pickups were designed to re-create the sound of original 1960s-era humbuckers to perfection. So if you want the iconic tone of a classic Gibson SG, the SG Standard ’61 is the guitar for you.

Comfort and playability were two of Gibson’s primary concerns when they were designing the SG Standard ’61. You’ll be delighted by how comfortably this guitar’s fast, early-’60s SlimTaper neck profile fits your hand. For your playing pleasure, the rosewood fingerboard is buffed to silky smoothness and bound so that no fret ends impede your dexterity. The frets are dressed to perfection using a Plek Pro machine for optimized playability. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you’re likely to own.

The SG Standard ’61 wears a gorgeous gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Nitro finishes — standard back in the day — are significantly thinner than today’s polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to “breathe.” Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful, but they also enhance the instrument’s tonal qualities. This guitar has the look (and feel) of a lovingly cared-for classic — one that will only improve with age. Excellent Shape with a couple minor indents and marks on the body, pickguard marks and an indent on the low E tuner head, 9/10. ALL Original. NO Breaks, Cracks or Repairs. Includes an Original Hard-Shell Case and a Free Sample of Fret-Not, our favorite fretboard cleaner out there, check it out at! SEE more pics, including internals, at our website!


Comfortable, lightweight, iconic doubled-horned mahogany body

Fast mahogany SlimTaper neck with rosewood fingerboard and 22 frets

24.75-inch scale length; 1.695-inch-wide Tektoid nut

Pickups: 60s Burstbucker (neck), 60s Burstbucker (bridge)

Aluminum Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge

Maestro Vibrola tailpiece

Classic black top hat knobs

Vintage Deluxe tuners with keystone buttons

Nickel-plated hardware

2 volume, 2 tone controls; 3-way toggle pickup selector