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Epiphone SG Standard '61 - Vintage Cherry

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Indian Laurel Fretboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Cherry
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With its instantly recognizable body shape and top-shelf rock ‘n’ roll sound, the SG has found its place in the pantheon of iconic electric guitars. The Epiphone SG standard '61 takes all of the qualities that made the SG a classic and fits them into a high-quality, neatly priced guitar that you’re sure to love. The Epiphone SG Standard '61’s inimitable tone begins with a solid mahogany body and mahogany neck that provide warmth and depth, then it adds an Indian laurel fretboard for clarity and punch. Twin ProBucker humbucking pickups bring the thunder, and a top-shelf hardware package rounds out this sublimely slick and uncontestably cool classic axe, available from Music Experience.

Legendary guitar with a distinctive design

It’s hard to believe, but, in 1961, Gibson discontinued the original Les Paul guitar and replaced it with the SG, which originally bore the Les Paul name. But Les himself wasn’t a fan of that, so the guitar was renamed SG, which stood for… solid guitar! A few years later, Gibson started making the original Les Pauls again, but the SG proved so popular they continued producing them. The reason is easy to understand. It has a distinctive look and delivers a classic humbucker sound with all the thick, fat tone you could ever want. Though it’s often thought of as the archetypal rock guitar, the SG has been used across all genres of music; from jazz to fusion, metal, prog, and beyond.

Balanced tone has warmth, depth, and detail

The Epiphone SG Standard '61’s all-mahogany body has a rich and warm resonance with incredible depth, which belies the comfortable weight of the SG. From there, the SlimTaper mahogany neck extends the sonic depth of the guitar, and it’s capped with an Indian laurel fretboard that spices up the mix with brilliant highs and vibrant overtones.

Premium hardware and electronics package

Stocked with high-quality electronics and hardware, the Epiphone SG Standard '61 is built for performance. The ProBuckers on the SG Standard '61 feature Alnico II magnets — the same as those in sought-after vintage PAF humbuckers — for rich, warm tone with crystalline highs and a tight bottom. With a ProBucker-2 in the neck position and a slightly overwound ProBucker-3 in the bridge position, crank your gain, and you can do some serious damage.

What Epiphone Says...

The Epiphone SG Standard ’61 from the new Inspired by Gibson Collection recreates the rare 1961 Gibson SG, from its first year of production. Featuring a classic Mahogany body in a Vintage Cherry finish and powered by ProBucker™ humbuckers with CTS electronics. (Previously called SG Standard '61).

Epiphone SG Standard '61 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Instantly recognizable, iconic rock ‘n’ roll guitar, neatly priced
  • Warm and resonant all-mahogany body
  • Comfortable and quick mahogany SlimTaper neck
  • Graph Tech nut enhances sustain and tonal balance
  • ProBucker humbuckers deliver classic PAF-style tone
  • Rock-solid tuning stability with stopbar tailpiece and LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge

          Body Type Solidbody
          Body Shape SG Standard '61
          Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
          Number of Strings 6
          Body Material Mahogany
          Body Finish Gloss
          Color Vintage Cherry
          Cream Fingerboard
          Neck Shape '60s SlimTaper
          Fingerboard Radius 304.8mm / 12"
          Fingerboard Material Indian Laurel
          Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Trapezoids
          Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
          Scale Length 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
          Nut Width 43.0mm / 1.693"
          Nut Material Graph Tech® NuBone®
          Glued in; Set Neck
          Hardware Finish Nickel
          Tuners Epiphone Deluxe Tuners 18:1
          Control Knobs
          Black Top Hats with Inserts
          Pickguard 5-Ply, Black
          Epiphone LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic
          Tailpiece Epiphone LockTone™ Stop Bar
          Control Knobs
          Black Top Hats with Inserts
          Neck Pickup ProBucker-2 Humbucker
          Bridge Pickup ProBucker-3 Humbucker
          Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS Pots
          Switching 3-way Epiphone toggle pickup switch
          Strings Gibson, .010-.046
          Case Included Sold Separately
          Manufacturer Part Number EISS61VCNH1 EISS61-VC