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1961 Announcement of the Gibson SG

Gibson promo leaflet for the Les Paul Custom and Les Paul Standard

The Gibson SG Custom (at the time known as the Les Paul Custom) and Gibson SG Standard (Les Paul Standard) were first publicised in early 1961, appearing in price lists from June of that year. The flyer below announces them - note the early 'side to side' Vibrato. The Custom was $395, and the Standard $265. The Les Paul name was dropped pretty quickly, and the SG-shape became a continual feature of Gibsons solid-body range ever since.

1961 Gibson brochure announcing the Les Paul Custom and Standard

The ultimate in solid body guitars a completely redesigned LES PAUL CUSTOM. A new, revolutionary body design, exquisite craftsmanship and deluxe features combine in making the new Les Paul Custom. The ultra thin, hand contoured, delicately balanced design adjusts into a natural, comfortable playing position for any guitarist— with or without a strap. Finished in gleaming white tor perfect contrast with gold-plated metal parts. Players rave about the extra slim neck with the low, smooth frets that is such a joy to play—the action is so easy, players also refer to it as the "Fretless Wonder." Now with three humbucking, adjustable pickups, Tune-0-Matic bridge and Vibrola. This all new "Custom" guitar has increased power, greater sustain, and a clear, resonant, sparkling tone with the widest range of tonal colorings. Three- way toggle switch provides a new method of tone mixing: top position selects top pickup for top rhythm; center position activates the center and lower pickups simultaneously for extreme highs and special effects; lower position operates lower pickup for playing lead.

• Ultra thin, hand contoured double cutaway body
• New extra slim, fast, low-action, one- piece mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod
• Ebony fingerboard, deluxe pearl inlays
• Adjustable Tune-0-Matic bridge
• Three powerful, humbucking pickups with unique wiring arrangement
• Separate tone and volume controls
• Three-way specially wired toggle switch
• New Gibson Vibrola that operates in direction of pick stroke
• Finest quality, individual gold-plated machine heads with metal buttons
• Deluxe padded leather strap included

12 3/4" wide, 16" long, l 5/16" thin ...
24 3/4" scale, 22 frets
White Finish $395.00
0537 Faultless gold plush-lined case $50.00

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 60618, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Vintage Correct Parts is proud to offer, for your consideration, A fantastic and original Vintage c 1961 Gibson black "reflector" knob set These killer vintage reflectors are in great shape They are the black with silver insert variety Correct for your SG / Les Paul Standard and a host of other Gibsons from the 60's Nice vintage set with some wear - but perfectly functional!Weather you're restoring your 1961-66 Gibson or want to make that Historic Reissue "pop" with some minty vintage ... more

1961 Gibson SG Les Paul Junior TV Yellow Owned by Billie Joe Armstrong Green Day

LADERA RANCH, CALIFORNIA, 92694, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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1961 Gibson SG Les Paul Junior TV Yellow. Ultra rare, this is not polaris white this is see through yellow. Super clean, lightweight, big neck, it has it all. Very few were made with TV yellow finish. Owned by Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day! It is all all original. No headstock breaks no heel issues. Original Frets in great shape. Had other Tuners on at one time 2 extra holes on each side. The original tuners back on now covering the holes. Has a newer hard case. Comes with COA from Green Day... more

Vintage 1960 1961 Gibson Sideways Vibrola Tailpiece for SG Standard Nickel

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1295

Here is a vintage original nickel circa 1960 1961 Gibson Sideways Vibrola guitar tailpiece with screws. For SG Standard models. Could be used for replacing / refurbishing on a vintage instrument. Good condition as shown in the photos. Rust and deterioration as expected from a vintage piece. All original. Hard to find!! Don't miss it!! Tailpiece is exactly as pictured. All Sales Final. Item is as pictured. Buyer pays $20 to Ship in the USA, $75 International. NYState buyer pays NYState Sales Tax.... more

1962 Gibson Top Hat Knob Black For Les Paul SG Custom Original USA 1961 1964 335

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 84105, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$49

1962 Gibson Top Hat Knob 1962 Gibson "Top Hat" Style knob. The original reflector top is missing- it came from an LP SG. Plastic is discolored and slightly warped with age- no breaks, mods, or repairs. SKU# 3900... more

1960's Vintage Gibson 3 Way Switch Nut Les Paul SG ES 1959 1960 1961 1962 J11N1

FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA, 94534, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$54

Vintage Original 1960's Gibson 3 Way Switch Nut Fully Insured Shipping to Lower 48 States is freeWe ship WorldwideJ11N1 California Residents are Required to Add 8 63% Sales TaxCalifornia Residents are Required to Add 8 63% Sales Tax... more

1960's Vintage Gibson 3 Way Switch Nut Les Paul SG ES 1961 1962 1963 1964 32N2

FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA, 94534, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$49

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