The Gibson Custom Shop 1961 Les Paul SG has a Korina Body, 61 Slim Taper 1-piece Set Korina Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Vintage Kluson Tuners, ABR-1 Bridge, Original Burstbucker Pickups, Incl. Original Hard Case.
The Gibson SG was designed with a finer, thinner, more contoured body with a double cutaway ensuring more comfortable upper fret access, made even more accessible, on the SG, by the advancing of three frets due to moving the neck joint outwards. The more straight forward body construction greatly reduced production costs of the SG at Gibson, with its narrower neck profile and small heel at the body join.
At the time of release, the new Gibson SG guitar proved popular although Mr. Les Paul really did not like the instrument in any way, perceived reduced strength in the body and the neck were personal gripes among others but have since been not validated in the fullness of time. It might be worth noting that Mr. Les Paul was enduring a publicised divorce from his wife and vocalist partner Mary Ford at the time and due to musical tastes shifting in the early 1960s his popularity, musically, was in decline, not a particular happy time for Mr. Paul, around that time made slightly more regrettable by Les Paul requesting Gibson withhold their $1 per guitar royalty and the removing of his name on the SG instrument effectively ending his association with the guitar, all of his own making, facilitated by his close buddy and former President of Gibson at the time, Mr Ted McCarty.
- Brand : Gibson Custom Shop
- Model : 1961 Les Paul SG
- Colour : Ebony
- Finish : Nitrocellulose
- SKU : GV10231188
- Body Shape : SG
- Body : Korina
- Neck : 1-piece Set Korina
- Neck Profile : 61 Slim Taper
- Fingerboard : Rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlays : Trapezoid
- Fingerboard Radius : 12"
- Nut Width : 1 11/16"
- Scale Length : 24.75"
- Frets : 22
- Pickguard : Black
- Tuners : Vintage Kluson
- Bridge : ABR-1
- Tailpiece : Aluminium Stopbar
- Pickups : Original Burstbuckers
- Controls : 3-Way Pickup Selector, 2x Volume, 2x Tone
- No. of Strings : 6
- Case/Gigbag : Original Hard Case
- Condition : Pre-Owned, 2008, EC