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SG ’61 Reissue Electric Guitar Antique Ebony with Gold Hardware: Overview

This is the 6th Guitar Of The Week released by Gibson, this time an SG model similar to the first model released in 1961. This American (manufactured in Nashville, TN) Gibson SG ‘61 Reissue Antique Ebony features a very cool black and gold design.

The SG ‘61 Reissue Antique Ebony features mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, 24.75” scale length, Tune-O-Matic bridge (with stop bar tailpiece), 2 ‘57 Classic Humbucker pickups, 3–way pickup switch, and 2 volume and 2 tone controls.

As all Guitars of the Week, there will be only 400 units of the SG ‘61 Reissue Antique Ebony.

The Gibson SG ’61 Reissue Antique Ebony is a single-pickup solid-body electric guitar with a resonant solid mahogany body and neck, and a hard maple fingerboard. It can be purchased in the vibrato tailpiece version or stop bar tailpiece version. Matching headstock with Pearloid gilmusic script logo and vintage correct truss rod cover with “Bell” engraved.

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The SG or ‘Solid Guitar’ model was first introduced in 1961 by Gibson. With its trademark “horns” and dual humbucker pickup configuration, it soon became the most popular guitar in rock ‘n’ roll (think of the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi, Angus Young, and Slash). The SG ’61 Reissue Antique Ebony (RGAE) features a carved solid mahogany body with a bound white multi-ply top and back.
With a double-cutaway design that facilitates high-speed solos and easy chord changes, the 1961 SG solid body electric guitar was the go-to ax for such influential players as Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi, Angus Young, and Duane Allman. This Gibson SG ’61 Reissue Antique Ebony is made with a solid mahogany body with an arched top, beveled mahogany neck with a rounded profile, and 22-fret rosewood fingerboard.

Be the envy of all your friends with Gibson’s G series SG Reissue Antique Ebony. This beautiful instrument is made of mahogany and features a nitrocellulose finish in a true classic Gibson maroon color with mother-of-pearl block inlays.

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A classic from this legendary line, the ’61 SG Standard was originally Gibson’s more affordable take on the double-cutaway Les Paul Melody Maker. With a quarter-sawn mahogany body and a pair of P-90 single-coil pickups serving up classic P-90 tone, it quickly became its own popular model.
A bold design makes the SG Icon cutaway guitar a truly stunning instrument suitable for stage and studio. Gibson’s acclaimed PLEK system ensures smooth, precise action. AA Premium Select tops deliver an authentic vintage tone. For those who make music their life, play an SG.
The Gibson SG is known for its simplicity, lightweight, and big sound. The SG Standard ’61 Reissue Antique Ebony delivers on all three fronts. It’s easy to play and can be transported anywhere you need to go.

When first introduced in 1961, the Gibson SG was a revolutionary rock machine that would ultimately become the #1 guitar of choice for pioneers like The Beatles, The Who, Rolling Stones, and countless others. Today, some 50 years later, Gibson presents this stunning SG ’61 Reissue in Antique Ebony finish.
The Gibson SG ’61 Reissue is a bold and impossibly cool black guitar. Since it was first released in 1961 with its signature slanted, single-cutaway body style, the SG has been a rock icon. The SG ’61 Reissue is back again in an Antique Ebony finish, so you can get the classic sound and style that originally inspired a whole generation of great guitar players.

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Our SG has been re-imagined, bringing you closer to the original than ever before. Channeling the vintage styles of yesteryear, while incorporating the refinements you’ve come to expect from Gibson.

The Gibson SG was the archetypal rock guitar of the 60s, an instant classic that has been used on countless hits since its introduction in 1961. This reproduction reissue of the 1961 original is a more affordable way to get your hands on that iconic sound. It features a pair of clear P-90 pickups with gold covers on the neck and bridge positions, controls for volume and tone, and a stop tailpiece with Tune-o-Matic strings through body design.
The Gibson SG ‘61 Reissue Antique Ebony is a serious rock machine that offers everything you need to own the stage. It has a lightweight, mahogany body with a bound Slim Taper neck for incredible playability, Burstbucker pickups, gold hardware, and black pickguard— all delivering phenomenal tone from this premium solid-body electric guitar.

Beautifully crafted for the modern guitarist, this unique Gibson SG ’61 has been lovingly recreated from a 1960’s Classic. Exquisitely appointed with an Antique Ebony finish and mother-of-pearl block inlays on the neck. Includes a lightweight slim-taper set mahogany neck with an asymmetrical Slim Taper profile, 22 vintage frets, a chambered maple body, and two humbucking pickups wired to vintage correct volume and tone controls.

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Packed with vintage mojo, the SG ’61 Reissue is the real deal. The solid mahogany double-cutaway body has a slightly thicker two-piece mahogany neck filled with decades of R&B, blues, and rock inspiration. A thick rosewood fingerboard holds 22 medium jumbo frets for easy bends and rhythm work. The P-90 pickup adds snarl to the classic single cutaway design.
The SG was originally designed as a solid-body alternate to the Les Paul, offering a fast, comfortable neck and solid sustain. But it soon became popular enough to be offered in different forms, including—in the early ’60s-the earliest SG Specials.
Some guitars are so beautiful that as much care seems to have been put into their visual impact as their sonic capability. The SG-61 is one of these instruments. And no wonder; Gibson spared nothing in order to celebrate its 60th anniversary with the very best guitar it could produce.
The SG is as simple as a guitar gets, yet it can deliver every bit of raw power in a punch that all other guitars combined can’t even reach. The SG comes loaded with two humbuckers for that thick tone that delivers just the right amount of distortion without making it sound muddy. Exactly like the original from 1961; only better!


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