The Original Collection from Gibson marks a turning point in Gibson's attention to detail. After a rocky few years new ownership and a boot up the backside has got this Iconic brand back on track. They are now making the best guitars they ever have. Quality control and attention to detail are absolutely spot on.
This 61 reissue SG is a faithful recreation of the SG/Les Paul. No details are spared in making this as accurate as possible, right down to the sideways trem!
The colours on this range are really nice. The red doesn't look as dark as previous reissues and almost looks like the red dye that the custom shop models use. It's got a nice rosewood board and a lovely grained mahogany body. The necks on this run are also amazing, nice rounded shape, not to fat not to thin!
It's in immaculate condition and has hardy been played. As with all hour guitars it's been restrung and set up to play and sound as best it can. Comes with it's original case and documents.
Factory blurb below, thanks for looking!
Gibson SG Standard '61 Sideways Vibrola, Vintage Cherry Overview.
A hugely successful 2019 NAMM show has cemented the fact that Gibson are back in a very big way and here to stay! Taking feedback from players, consumers and retailers they have gone back to their roots and redesigned the range from the ground up to offer you the very best of Gibson. The brand new Gibson Original Collection is exactly that, no nonsense, no frills, just pure Gibson tone and playability with fantastic build quality.
The SG Standard ‘61 Sideways Vibrola returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved -- shaping sound across generations and genres of music. As the name implies, the Gibson SG Standard '61 Sideways Vibrola is equipped with the unique Sideways side-pull action vibrato similar to those found on the early 60's models. Standard features include a slim taper mahogany neck and a bound rosewood fingerboard. The mahogany body features a deeply sculpted body scarfing, a 5-ply teardrop pickguard and a 22nd-fret neck joint. The nickel plated hardware includes a classic-style Tune-O-Matic bridge and keystone tuners in addition to the Sideways Vibrola Tailpiece. The pickups are 61R and 61T humbuckers for a classic voice with added power and top end. Controls feature audio taper potentiometers and orange drop capacitors.