SG Custom with Maestro VOS. Beauty in gleaming white or cherry red that must be seen.
Wonderfully clear bell-like tone that must be heard. Fast action that should be tried soon.
1961 advertisement for the new Les Paul Custom, renamed the SG Custom in late 1963. The introduction of the remodeled Les Paul models of the early 1960s sought to bolster Gibsons reputation as a quality builder of electric solid body guitars, something the Les Pauls of the late 1950s had failed to do.And although those Les Paul models of the late 1950s would eventually become the worlds most iconic six-stringed instruments, the introduction of the redesigned models in 1961 would also signal an important new era in electric solid body design. Characterized by a much thinner body with two cutaways, pointed horns, beveled edges and no body binding, the new Les Paul Custom as it was called until 1963 signaled the end of the ¾-size versions of the Les Paul Junior and Les Paul Special, leaving the Melody Maker as the only ¾-size Gibson model. This sleek-looking new design, however, didnt immediately grab the guitar worlds attention, and sales of the new model continued to hover below 1,000 units per year until the 1970s.
Additionally, Les Paul himself did not fully approve of the new design, which lead to the removal of Les Pauls name in 1963 in favor of its new name, the SG Custom. Short for solid guitar, Gibsons SG Custom featured the exact same thin solid mahogany body as the SG Standard, which delivered exceptional resonance, superior tone and much improved sustain.
Its distinctive twin cutaways also offered easier access to the guitars higher frets. The new models were also fitted with one of four vibrato tailpieces that were used in the early 1960s. The vibrato tailpiece that adorns todays SG Custom model from Gibson Custom is the Maestro version with lyre-engraved cover plate that became a standard appointment in 1963. The SG Custom model was also fitted with a new wing-shaped, 5-ply black pickguard, and its new 22-fret mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and slim-taper profile was quickly recognized as one of the fastest guitar necks in the world. The item "Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul SG Custom 3 Pick Up Classic White" is in sale since Friday, December 02, 2016.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "guitats4sale" and is located in Fulshear, Texas.
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