Gibson 60th Anniversary 1961 Les Paul SG Standard W/ Sideways Vibrola - Cherry Red

The SG Makes Its Debut

Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson's legacy through accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail. 1961 brought some big changes to the Gibson Les Paul, most notably a sleek, all-new, double-cutaway, all-mahogany body design that would later be renamed the SG. This Gibson Custom Shop model recreates those cherished originals, complete with a Sideways Vibrola, a side-pull action vibrato that is similar to those found on models from the early 1960s. It also has a bound Authentic '61 Thin Profile mahogany neck, Kluson tuners, an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge, two Custombucker pickups, CTS vintage-taper pots, and Black Beauty capacitors.



• Material: Solid Mahogany
• Profile: Authentic '61 Thin Profile
• Scale Length: 24.75"
• Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Cream Binding
• Fingerboard Radius: 12"
• Number Of Frets: 22
• Frets: Authentic Medium-Jumbo
• Nut Material: Nylon
• Nut Width: 1.687"
• End of Board Width: 2.24"
• Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
• Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit


• Body Shape: SG
• Body Material: 1-Piece Solid Mahogany
• Weight Relief: None
• Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer (VOS)


• Finish: Aged Nickel
• Tuner Plating: Nickel
• Bridge: ABR-1
• Saddle Material: Nickel-plated Brass
• Tailpiece: Sideways Vibrola
• Tuning Machines: Kluson Reissue Double Ring
• Pickguard: 1961 Long Guard
• TrussRod: Authentic 1950s No-Tube
• Truss Rod Cover: Authentic Stepped 2-Ply "Les Paul"
• Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Inserts
• Switch Tip: Cream
• Switchwasher: True Historic Black
• Control Covers: 60th Anniversary SG Backplate
• Strap Buttons: 2 - Aluminum
• Mounting Rings: M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
• Pickup Covers: Authentic Profile Nickel Silver


• Neck Pickup: Custombucker
• Bridge Pickup: Custombucker
• Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 500K CTS Potentiometers, Hand-Wired Harness with Black Beauty Capacitors
• Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
• Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft


• Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
• Case: Brown/Pink Lifton Reissue 5-Latch Case
• Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Custom Shop 60th Anniversary '61 Les Paul SG Standard
  • Cherry Red
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Fretboard Radius
  • 12"
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Neck Construction
  • Set-Neck
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Model Sub-Family
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Offset Body
  • Non-Offset Body
Color Family
  • Red
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Tailpiece
Model Family
Number of Frets
  • 22

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