Gibson SG Standard '61 Sideways Vibrola
A Gibson SG with Sideways Vibrola, isn't that great?
The Gibson SG Standard has a funny history. Initially, this guitar was known as the Gibson Les Paul from 1961... Huh? Indeed, this model was intended as the successor to the heavy Gibson Les Paul. With only a thin mahogany body, this was the answer to the complaints about the weight of the Les Paul. But there was a small problem. mr. Les Paul himself found the guitar ugly and not representative of his vision of the ultimate guitar. He then decided not to give his name to the model anymore. So there had to be a new name, and so it happened! The Gibson SG went on to become one of the most legendary guitars in rock music history. Think big names like Angus Young, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Duane Allman and more recently, Derek Trucks. A Gibson SG has a very pronounced sound. It bites, pokes through the music well, and in the right hands the guitar can even sound very subtle. The Gibson SG is iconic in every way and it's all the more exciting that the version with Sideways Vibrola has been reissued in Gibson's 2019 lineup. The guitar is finished in a classic Heritage Cherry finish, and is equipped with a Slim Taper neck that is very nice to the touch. In terms of pickups, the Burstbuckers have been chosen, which reproduce the PAF sound in a convincing way. The guitar comes with a beautiful hard shell case.Body Wood: Mahogany
Body Finish: Heritage Cherry
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 24.75"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Slim Taper
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Fretboard Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoids
Bridge: Sideways Vibrola Tremolo
Hardware Type: Nickel
Treble Pickup: Burstbucker 61T
Bass Pickup: Burstbucker 61R
Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
Case: Hard Shell Case