Gibson '62 Reissue SG 1980s Cherry

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  • $1,105$1,840

The Gibson SG was introduced in 1961 as a complete replacement for the Les Paul. The new design was thought to be a more modern solidbody guitar, with sleek beveled edges and two sharp cutaways. Starting in 1985, Gibson began to reissue the original SG from the era when it was still referred to the Les Paul. Introduced in 1986 as the 'SG Reissue' and changing designation to ''62 Reissue' in 1987, this model is mostly distinguished by its use of the original smaller pickguard, a 'Les Paul' engraved truss rod cover, and a shorter neck joint than later versions. It was reintroduced in 1993 as the 'Les Paul '61 Reissue'.

Years of Production:
 1986 - 1991 

Body Style: Dual cutaway solidbody  

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Dual humbucker pickups, two volume and two tone control knobs, stopbar tailpiece, tune-o-matic bridge, 24.75-inch scale length, set neck

Notable SG Players:  Tony Iommi, Angus Young, Derek Trucks, Jeff Tweedy


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