Gibson SG '61 Reissue Satin
The Gibson SG '61 Reissue, is back in 2012, and this time with new Satin finishes that give it an aged look and feel.
The Gibson SG started out as an affordable Gibson Les Paul alternative in 1960. Compared to the original Les Paul, it has a thinner and flat body with a double cut away. This simpler body design reduced the production costs as well as the price which helped make the SG popular and improve its sales.
However, even if they were popular, Les Paul did not like the design and requested that his name be removed from the new model. This request was honored by Gibson and renamed the guitar into SG, which means Solid Guitar.
Ironically, Les Paul's wife - Mary Ford, liked the design enough to use a white Gibson SG for her performances. This Gibson Les Paul SG is one of the few that has the Les Paul label. The SG guitar proved that it could stand on its own merit because even without Les Paul's approval, the SG went on to be popular and has been the guitar of choice for many guitar legends.
The new Gibson SG '61 Reissue Satin aims to bring back the mojo of the original. It has the iconic solid body double cutaway design, with mahogany as its body. It sports a quarter-sawn mahogany neck with 22 medium-jumbo frets and topped with a maple fingerboard. It comes equipped with a pair of 57 classic humbuckers which are designed specifically to reproduce the classic SG sound. The new SG '61 Reissue Satin has all the essential elements of the original and popular SG, and it comes in Satin finish which gives it the look and feel of a well aged classic.
The manufacturer suggested retail price for the Gibson SG '61 Reissue Satin is $2,299.
You can get the complete specifications and details from Gibson.
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