Find of the Week: A Pristine ‘61 SG Custom

This week's Find of the Week is a collector's white whale: it's an all-original 1961 Gibson SG Custom in immaculate condition.

Gibson first introduced this top-of-the-line, white-finished model in 1961, just a year after the original SG Standard was unveiled at the Gibson factory as a double-cutaway redesign of the Les Paul, much to its namesake's chagrin. It was equipped with three patent number sticker humbuckers and a Vibrola vibrato tailpiece.

This is an all-original 1961 Gibson SG Custom.
An all-original 1961 Gibson SG Custom.

The original SG Custom is often associated with the godmother of rock 'n' roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who was often seen playing it on several occasions, including an iconic appearance at 1964's Blues and Gospel Train Tour in Manchester, England that was broadcasted on UK television.

This particular SG is in pristine, low-action, collector-grade condition—it boasts no breaks, cracks, or repairs, and comes with its original strap and case. At a $17,950 asking price, it's quite a bargain—previous Reverb sellers have listed this guitar for nearly double that. Be sure to check out the full listing and make an offer on this collector's must-have today.

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