Gibson introduces the SG '61 Reissue Satin in three finishes 03-Feb-12
To pay homage to the original image of the 1961 SG Standard, Gibson has introduced the SG '61 Reissue Satin, a guitar that they tell us packs all the most desirable features of vintage SGs, with a great "satin" finish that gives it the look and feel of a well-aged classic, in your choice of Worn Cherry, Worn Brown or Satin Ebony, all in hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer. Here's the details in Gibson's own words...
Like the original 1961 SG and all of the classic variations since, the SG '61 Reissue Satin has a body crafted from solid mahogany in the asymmetrical "double-horned" deep double-cutaway design. A light and supremely resonant wood, mahogany gives this guitar outstanding tonal richness and depth, with plenty of clarity and sustain. Coupled with the SG's characteristic beveled edge--a big part of this model's distinctive styling--the mahogany's light weight also enhances playing comfort, and the fine grain of the Grade-A timbers used beneath the semi-transparent Worn Cherry and Worn Brown finishes look superb, too. The guitar's quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved in a slim but rounded profile that measures .800" at the 1st fret and .890" at the 12th. It is glued into the body with Gibson's acclaimed mortise-and-tenon neck joint, and topped with a rich, brown baked maple fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and vintage cream binding. Acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, a mother-of-pearl headstock logo and holly inlay, and the smaller five-ply early '60s pickguard round out the package visually.
Making this reissue the best tonal performer it can be, Gibson USA loads the SG '61 Reissue Satin with a pair of the most accurate PAF-styled humbuckers available today. The 57 Classics in the neck and bridge position are made with genuine Alnico II magnets, and wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire just like the originals. To make them more versatile for today's high-volume music, the coils are wax potted to combat microphonic squeal. Routed through the classic configuration of an independent volume and tone control for each pickup and a three-way toggle switch, this pair gives you warm yet articulate voices from the neck position, crunchy and singing bridge tones, and sweet round sounds in between. It's all anchored by the classic pairing of ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, with a set of TonePros™ vintage-style tulip-button tuners installed at the other side of the PLEK-cut Corian nut. Add it up, and the SG '61 Reissue Satin is one powerful and elegant slice of vintage Gibson.Features
Solid Mahogany body available in three satin nitro finishes
Mahogany neck with comfortable slim, rounded profile
Baked Maple fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
Features a pair of powerful '57 Classic humbucking pickups
TonePros™ vintage-style tuners with tulip-buttons and 16:1 tuning ratio
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