For the New Year, something old is new. Our Guitar of the Day, the Custom Shop SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro from our Pre-Owned inventory was purchased new for Guitar Adoptions to provide our Gibson fans out there something to help them rock in 2010.
The Gibson Custom Shop SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro Tailpiece is a reprise of a fast-playing, versatile classic. With its ultra-thin, double-cutaway body, the SG was lighter than the Les Paul and allowed freer access to the upper register—both features that rockers immediately appreciated. This reissue guitar features a mahogany body, Maestro tailpiece, 1960 slim-tapered neck profile, vintage tulip tuners, and BurstBucker pickups.
A Little SG History
In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that making the upper frets more accessible while lowering production costs. The new guitar was popular, but Les Paul the guitarist did not like it and asked to have his name removed. Gibson renamed the model the “SG” which was short for “solid guitar”. Though Les Paul’s name was officially removed from the model in 1961, the plastic Les Paul nameplates (positioned between the rhythm pickup and fingerboard) were in abundance in the Gibson factory and SG models having these nameplates were built and sold by Gibson up to end of 1963. SGs have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.
- Solid mahogany body
- Glossy finish
- Nickel hardware
- ABR-1 bridge and Maestro tailpiece
- 1-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
- 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
- Acrylic trapezoid inlays
- Single-ply cream binding
- 1960 slim-taper neck profile
- 24-3/4″ scale length
- 1-11/16″ nut width
- Holly headstock veneer
- Vintage tulip tuners
- Burstbucker 1 and 2 humbucking pickups
- 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector
- Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity and Custom Care Kit
Gibson Custom SG Standard Historic Reissue Electric Guitar with Maestro Includes:
- Custom Shop hardshell case and certificate of authenticity
Do not let old acquaintance be forgot and head over and check out this killer SG.