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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Heritage Cherry

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Reissue of a Rock Classic

The SG '61 Reissue is a faithful reproduction of one of the most important solidbody electric guitar designs in the history of rock 'n' roll. The guitar's all-mahogany construction delivers a warm tone with a focused midrange. Gibson's '60 SlimTaper neck contour is thin and fast while still being comfortable for chording and hours of playing. And a pair of '57 Classic humbucking pickups offers the clarity and detail that make the best sets of original PAFs so desirable. The SG '61 Reissue proves Gibson got this design right the first time.

Gibson SG '61 Reissue Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Bringing back the original
  • A new generation of fast-playing necks
  • '57 classic humbuckers
  • PLEK'd for precision playability
Bringing back the original

The first SGs were actually called Les Pauls but were renamed SG, which simply stands for solid guitar. The SG proved so popular that they've been in constant production ever since because of their immediately identifiable body contours, lightweight construction, and fat mahogany-based tones. They are a great way of getting the classic Gibson humbucker sound for people who don't want the weight of a Les Paul. This SG '61 Reissue is a spot-on reproduction of these first Gibson SGs and offers you the same raw tone and iconic look that have made these guitars legendary.

A new generation of fast-playing necks

The trend away from the large baseball bat necks of 1950s Gibsons culminated in the SlimTaper design found on the 1961 SGs and this reissue. Many players were immediately drawn to it for the way it allowed for faster playing for the more technical styles of rock 'n' roll that were beginning to gain in popularity at the time. The combination of the '60s SlimTaper mahogany neck and the warmth of the traditional rosewood fingerboard delivers comfortable, effortless playing that complements the mahogany body perfectly.

'57 Classic humbuckers

The Gibson '57 Classic humbucking pickups onboard the SG '61 Reissue are reproductions of the original PAF humbuckers found on the vintage SGs. Because Seth Lover invented the original "Patent Applied For" humbuckers for Gibson, Sweetwater guitarists know that these pickups are just like the ones that have defined the sound of rock 'n' roll for generations. The '57 Classics on this SG will take you from the tones of Angus Young to Tony Iommi and Cream-era Clapton with ease.

PLEK'd for precision playability

This Gibson SG '61 Reissue feels fast and precise, thanks in large part to PLEK processing. 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. Each note rings loud and clear, and the fret edges feel smooth as silk.

Gibson SG '61 Reissue Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Faithful reissue of a '61 SG
  • Mahogany construction offers a warm midrange
  • 2 Gibson '57 Classic Humbuckers deliver iconic tone
  • 2 tone and volume controls with 3-way pickup selector
  • '60s SlimTaper neck profile is comfortable and fast
The Gibson SG Standard '61 Reissue is a blast from the past.

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number SG61HCNH3

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