1961 GibsonLes Paul/SG Junior – Cherry

We have another near mint example for you today, this gorgeous 1961 Gibson Les Paul (SG) Junior in its original Cherry finish! This is the first year for the body style we know today as the SG, but the model carried the “Les Paul” branding until 1963. This guitar is in fantastic shape, with the silk screening on the headstock looking almost exactly like it left the factory over 60 years ago! 

Overall Condition: 9.5, near mint with hardly any playwear at all, some fading on treble side of back of the neck


  • Finish Details: Cherry, Original, Near Mint, hardly any wear on it at all
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Slim C
  • Weight: 5 lbs 4 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Pickup Readings: B: 7.55K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Excellent, little to no playwear
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Includes: Original Gibson Hangtag, Original Chipboard Case

Sku: G081


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