Gibson SG USA Standard '61 Maestro Vibrola - Vintage Cherry

The only thing more legendary than the Gibson SG is the resonance it produces. What makes it so special? It's the careful combination of tonewoods and the meticulous attention to detail which forms that precious sound. As you strike a power chord, the loud SG tone reverberates out of your amp. The body is skillfully assembled from real mahogany to provide you with a rich, vibrant resonance, and a thick mid-range bite - making this the perfect tool for solos.

The reason why so many great guitarists, including George Harrison and Eric Clapton, use the SG is not only because of the killer tonal quality, but the way it sits within a band dynamic. The rosewood neck produces a certain depth to the overall resonance, meaning nothing will be lost in translation - your riffs will be heard for days.

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Gibson SG USA Standard '61 Maestro Vibrola - Vintage Cherry


Designed for comfort


Picture this. You're on stage, crushing one of your tasty solos, until you feel your hand cramping up. It can be painful and distracting. This won't be an issue with the Gibson Sideways Vibrola SG. Crafted from real rosewood, the fingerboard makes those chord changes even more smooth whilst adding a warmth to the resonance. Glide form chord to chord with such ease - free of any discomfort. Considered, stylish, and secure - this is a guitar engineered with the musician in mind.


Gibson have pulled out all the stops. The unique slim taper profile ensures you'll have a tight grip on the neck as it shapes beautifully into your hand - without exerting too much pressure. So you can focus on blazing your trail.


Sensational pickups


The 61R and 61T burstbuckers do so much more than just pick up the vibrations and send them through your amp. They are essential in delivering that loud SG sound, with an abundance of power. They manage to recreate the vintage 60's tone - sending you right back to where it all began. Burstbuckers remove any awkward and unwanted interference that can sometimes occur during a live show. By doing so, they give your tonal quality the clarity an SG deserves. Have no doubt, every one of your licks will be heard with optimum definition.


Outstanding hardware


The introduction of the sideways vibrola allows you to bend, warp, and distort your sound so you can establish some character to your playing style. By gently pushing down on the bar, you can take your solos to the next level. As well as its practical function, the vibrola also contributes a stunning aesthetic that is unparalleled. This is a once in a lifetime guitar design. Live shows never looked so good - for those about to rock, we salute you...


Another piece of hardware that is vital for the singing sustain you would expect from a Gibson SG is the aluminium ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge. It transfers the vibrations of your strings throughout the mahogany body, providing you with sustain that's almost as long as a Frank Zappa solo. Which is pretty long.


The rise of the Gibson SG


First launched in 1961, it's difficult to ignore the reputation this guitar has acquired. Heavy, loud, and deep in tone - it quickly became a guitar for the rebellious. Who could forget the iconic images of Pete Townsend smashing his guitar to pieces. It's truly liberating. As well as being described as having the "fastest neck in the world" due to the slim taper profile and smooth fingerboard - its association with rock 'n' roll was inevitable.


Keep your instrument safe


Safe and sound. Your treasured SG will remain in the secure hands of a hard case shell. This is the ideal environment to store your instrument where it will remain protected from the elements. Ideal for those who are always on the road. Dependable, well-sheltered, and reliable - your pride and joy is kept out of harm's way.

Gibson SG USA Standard '61 Maestro Vibrola - Vintage Cherry Specifications:

  • Model Name: Gibson SG Standard '61 Sideways Vibrola, Vintage Cherry
  • Series: SG Standard
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Colour: Vintage Cherry
  • Body Shape: Double Cut-away SG Style
  • Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Slim Taper
  • Fret Size: Medium-Jumbo
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fretboard: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Radius: 12" (304.8 mm)
  • Scale Length: 24.75" (62.865 mm)
  • Frets: 22
  • Position Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoids
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
  • Tailpiece: Sideways Vibrola
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Pickguard: Black 5-ply
  • Neck Pickups: 61R Burstbucker
  • Bridge Pickups: 61T Burstbucker
  • Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
  • Pickup Configuration: Neck and Bridge
  • Pickup Switching: Toggle Switch
  • Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Reflector
  • Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Switch Tip: Cream
  • Switchwasher: Black
  • Hardware Colour: Nickel
  • Nut: Graph Tech
  • Nut Width: 1.695 IN
  • Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Hard Shell Case
  • Included Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit

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