Epiphone 1961 Les Paul SG Standard - Aged Sixties Cherry

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Epiphone 1961 Les Paul SG Standard - Aged Sixties Cherry

Developed in Partnership With the Gibson Custom Shop, This SG is Ready For Every Stage

Made in partnership with the Gibson Custom Shop, this Inspired by Gibson™ model is Epiphone’s impressive recreation of one of the most important and popular guitar designs of all time. The Epiphone 1961 Les Paul™ SG™ Standard pays tribute to the legendary original - the very first SG. In 1961, the original shape of the Les Paul model went on hiatus, replaced by an all-new design that is known today as the SG or “solid guitar.”

Featuring a two-piece solid mahogany, double-cutaway body with Custom Shop Historic bevels, it also has the one-piece mahogany, fast-playing SlimTaper™ C-shaped neck profile of those legendary early Les Paul SG models. It also has a historically inspired long pickguard and comes equipped with a pair of Gibson™ BurstBucker™ humbucking pickups wired to CTS® potentiometers and Mallory™ capacitors, a Graph Tech® nut, and Switchcraft® output jack and toggle switch. The Epiphone Deluxe tuners feature a historically inspired double ring design.

Of course, all of the legendary SG styling and cosmetic touches are here too, and a vintage-style hardshell case is also included.

Detailed Specifications

Body

Body Shape - SG
Body Material - 2 Piece Solid Mahogany
Binding - Single Ply Cream, Fretboard
Finish - Aged Gloss

Neck

Material - 1 Piece Mahogany
Profile - SlimTaper C
Scale Length - 24.75"
Fingerboard Material - Indian Laurel
Fingerboard Radius - 12"
Number Of Frets - 22
Frets - Medium Jumbo
Nut Material - Graph Tech
Nut Width - 1.693"
Inlays - Pearloid Trapezoid
Joint - Glued In, Set Neck

Hardware

Finish - Nickel
Tuner Plating - Nickel
Bridge - Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece - Epiphone LockTone Stop Bar
Tuning Machines - Epiphone Deluxe, Double Ring
Pickguard - 5-ply Black, Long SG Style
Truss Rod - 2-way Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover - "Bell Shaped" 2-ply (Black/White), 3-hole; "LES PAUL"
Control Knobs - Black Top Hats with Inserts
Switch Tip - Cream
Switchwasher - Black - Rhythm/Treble : Gold Hot Stamp
Control Covers - Black with Silver Epiphone / Gibson Custom Hot Stamp
Strap Buttons - 2 - Bottom and Below Heel
Mounting Rings - Black
Pickup Covers - Nickel

Electronics

Neck Pickup - Gibson BurstBucker 2
Bridge Pickup - Gibson BurstBucker 3
Controls - 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS potentiometers, Mallory Capacitors
Pickup Selector - 3-Way Switchcraft Toggle
Output Jack - 1/4" Switchcraft

Miscellaneous

Strings Gauge - .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case - Vintage Style Hardshell Case Included