Gibson SG Standard 61 Sideways Vibrola


Gibson’s SG Standard 61 with the distinctive sideways-pull Maestro Vibrola tailpiece revives a well-loved electric guitar design with a return to its roots. This tailpiece, used on the very first 1960s models, provides smooth and subtle vibrato effects to the traditional SG design. The body is made of mahogany and has a beautifully sculpted body scarfng, a 5-ply teardrop pickguard, and a 22nd-fret neck joint.

In addition to the sideways Vibrola Tailpiece, the nickel-plated hardware includes a traditional ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge and keystone tuners. The pickups are 61R and 61T humbuckers, which provide a classic tone with enhanced power and top end. Audio taper potentiometers and orange drop capacitors are used as controls.

Gibson SG Standard 61 Sideways Vibrola Features

  • Nitro-finished solid mahogany body
  • 24.75″-scale mahogany neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual Gibson BurstBucker 61 pickups, 3-way switch
  • ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge, sideways Maestro Vibrola tailpiece, Vintage Deluxe Keystone tuners

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Gibson SG Standard 61 Sideways Vibrola Vintage Cherry

The Gibson SG Standard 61 Sideways Vibrola is a rock legend, immortalized by Santana at Woodstock and broken onstage by Townshend. Gibson’s Nashville-made 2019 SG Standard ’61 harkens homage to the renowned solidbody electric guitar’s inaugural model year, complete with small pickguard and classic cherry finish.

The Gibson SG Standard 61 Sideways Vibrola is outfitted with a pair of powerful humbuckers, a fast, comfy SlimTaper neck, and a bound, Plek’d rosewood fretboard with virtually no motion.

Even if you play all night, the SG’s lightweight mahogany body provides tremendous sustain and little pain. The weathered nitro finish looks and feels terrific, and it adds to the tone of this iconic rock machine. Own a piece of rock and roll history with the Gibson SG Standard ’61.

Burstbucker pickups deliver timeless humbucker tone

Nothing rivals the sound of 1960s Burstbucker pickups for capturing that classic Gibson tone. You’ll enjoy the tight bass end, intricate midrange, and sweet highs produced by these pickups – it’s everything you’d expect from a Gibson!

That’s because 60s Burstbucker pickups were created to perfectly replicate the sound of genuine 1960s-era humbuckers. So, if you want the traditional Gibson SG tone, the SG Standard ’61 is the guitar for you.

SlimTaper neck carve and Plek’d frets for optimized playability

When developing the 2019 Gibson SG Standard 61 Sideways Vibrola, Gibson’s major objectives were comfort and playability. You’ll love how well the quick, early-’60s SlimTaper neck profile of this instrument suits your hand.

The rosewood fingerboard has been buffed to a velvety smoothness and bonded so that no fret ends obstruct your agility. For optimal playability, the frets are dressed to perfection with a Plek Pro machine. Typically reserved for high-end bespoke guitars, this method precisely aligns the frets, giving you the most playable fretboard you’re likely to possess.

Nitro finish for the look and feel of a classic

The Gibson SG Standard 61 Sideways Vibrola 2019 is finished in a stunning gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. Nitro finishes, which were once common, are substantially thinner than polyurethane finishes, allowing the instrument to “breathe.”

Nitro coatings not only look fantastic, but they also improve the instrument’s tone quality. This guitar has the look (and feel) of a well-loved classic that will only become better with age.

Gibson SG Standard 61 Sideways Vibrola Electric Guitar Features:

  • Comfortable, lightweight, iconic doubled-horned mahogany body
  • Fast mahogany SlimTaper neck with rosewood fingerboard and 22 frets
  • Plek’d frets for effortless playability
  • 24.75″ scale length; 1.695″-wide Tektoid nut
  • Pickups: 60s Burstbucker (neck), 60s Burstbucker (bridge)
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Maestro Sideways Vibrola tailpiece
  • Classic black top hat knobs
  • Vintage Deluxe tuners with keystone buttons
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • 2 volume, 2 tone controls; 3-way toggle pickup selector

Gibson SG Standard 61 Sideways Vibrola Tech Specs

  • Number of Strings6
  • Left-/Right-handedRight-handed
  • BODY
  • Body TypeSolidbody
  • Body ShapeSG Standard ’61
  • Body MaterialMahogany
  • Body FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • ColorVintage Cherry
  • NECK
  • Neck MaterialMahogany
  • Neck ShapeSlim Taper
  • Neck JointSet Neck
  • Radius12″
  • Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
  • Fingerboard InlayAcrylic Trapezoids
  • Number of Frets22, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length24.75″
  • Nut Width1.695″
  • Nut MaterialGraphTech
  • Bridge/TailpieceABR-1 Tune-O-Matic with Sideways Vibrola
  • TunersVintage Deluxe
  • Neck PickupGibson 60s Burstbucker Humbucker
  • Bridge PickupGibson 60s Burstbucker Humbucker
  • Controls2 x volume, 2 x tone
  • Switching3-way toggle pickup switch
  • StringsGibson, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig BagHardshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number:SG61W00VENH1


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