Gibson '61 Reissue SG 2011 Cherry

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $875$1,330

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. This model is mostly distinguished by its use of the original smaller pickguard, a input jack on the top of the guitar, and a shorter neck joint than later versions. 

Years of Production:
 1993 - present (with some changes in name)

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

Finish Specifications:  Cherry or Heritage Cherry is a standard finish for the SG '61 Reissue.

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


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