1961 GibsonLes Paul/SG Standard – Cherry

Just take a look at how bright and vibrant the original Cherry finish is on this 1961 Gibson Les Paul/SG Standard! This first year example still has the “Les Paul” branding on the truss rod cover, as well as the sideways vibrola! This instrument has everything you’d want in the perfect first year SG, with hardly any fade, or even weather checking! The PAFs sound incredible, and the neck and frets are extremely playable! The tuners have been swapped out with vintage reissue Klusons; replacing the shrunken originals, which are included in the case!

Overall Condition: 9.5, just light playwear throughout with hardly any fade or weather checking


  • Finish Details: Cherry, Original, Excellent Condition with just light scratching from normal play
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Slim D
  • Weight: 7 lbs 0 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 7.68K B: 7.50K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Very Good, patina and light playwear
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Includes: Photo of original owner, Original Hardshell Case with Gold lining

Sku: G079


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