In 1961, Gibson performed a radical redesign of the iconic Les Paul guitar, resulting in the creation of the SG. With its mean double-cutaways, sleek mahogany body, and snarling humbuckers, the SG would take the rock 'n' roll world by storm. This left-handed Custom Shop '61 SG Les Paul Standard pays tribute to those first SGs ever built - and it's an absolutely stunning guitar.
The Custom Shop '61 SG starts with a solid mahogany body, giving it a resonant sound with tight lows, punchy mids, and loads of sustain. Players will love its smooth contours and SlimTaper mahogany neck, which make it exceptionally comfortable for late-night gigs and extended practice sessions. And, thanks to its VOS treatment that includes a gently worn finish and lightly relic'd hardware, this Custom Shop feels just like a genuine '61 SG.
Powering this axe is a pair of Custom Alnico III humbuckers that churn out a stellar array of vintage-inspired tones. Meticulously designed to recreate the unmistakable sound of '50s PAFs, these pickups will take you right back to Gibson's golden era. Flip on the neck pickup and roll the tone down, and these babies will pump out a rich, creamy warmth, perfect for rhythm playing. Select the bridge pickup, crank the tone, and kick on your favorite dirt pedals, and this SG will howl and wail unlike anything you've heard before. No matter what sound you're chasing, the Custom Shop '61 SG is more than capable of getting you there.
Complete with a period-correct Les Paul truss rod cover, an ABR-1 bridge and stopbar tailpiece, and a classic cherry red finish, this Custom Shop '61 SG Les Paul Standard is the perfect guitar for left-handed players seeking one of the best rock guitars money can buy.
Weight: 6 lbs. 1.7 oz.
Neck Width at 1F: 0.89"
Neck Width at 12F: 0.99"
Serial Number: 008922
Number of Strings: 6
Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: 1961 Les Paul SG Standard
Body Material: 1-Piece Mahogany
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Color: Cherry Red
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: 1960 Slim Taper
Neck Joint: Set Neck
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoids
Number of Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length: 24.75"
Nut Width: 1.69"
Nut Material: Nylon
Bridge/Tailpiece: ABR-1 Bridge with Lightweight Aluminum Stopbar
Tuners: Kluson Single Line
Neck Pickup: Custom Alnico III Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Custom Alnico III Humbucker
Controls: 2 x volume, 2 x tone
Switching: 3-way toggle pickup switch
Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case