This all original and very minty vintage 1961 Gibson Les Paul/SG Standard features the classic sideways vibrato and two screaming PAF (Patent Applied For) pickups. It will ship in its original and rare brown with pink lining hard shell case. At almost 56 years of age, this rocker still has the same original vibrant cherry finish that it was born with…it hasn’t faded to brown as many of these guitars have done.

The two blistering PAF humbucking pickups give this guitar the killer sound that you just can’t copy, especially with any new guitars. They read 7.66 k ohms for the bridge pickup and 8.45 k ohms for the neck pickup, both measured at the output jack. As you know, the potentiometer date codes are on the sides of these potentiometers. We were able to see only one date code clearly, and it reads the 40th week of 1961. The solder and all electronics are original and untouched.

This is one of the finest examples of a 1961 Les Paul /SG we have ever seen. It has a few very minor scratches, but they are hardly noticeable. The tuners and truss rod work as was intended. The neck is straight and fast and has that beautiful flat profile that makes these guitars such great players and so sought after. The all original frets are almost new…it’s truly amazing.

If you were hoping to find that great and rare example of a Gibson Les Paul/SG Standard…your search has ended…this is the one!

As always, she will be professionally packed with care.

Year Condition Color Case
1961 Near Mint Cherry Original Hard


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David, Richie and Tom
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Upon receipt, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you must notify We Buy Guitars within 24 hours. We will refund your money as soon as the merchandise is returned to us in the same condition as when shipped. The customer is responsible for all shipping, insurance, or bank fees that may be incurred. All returns must be repacked using the original packaging in which it was sent. All claims regarding loss or damage are the responsibility of the purchaser.