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Monday, May 21, 2012

Vintage 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG Guitar in Cherry w/ OHC

via this auction where you'll find more pics.
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"This all original and very minty 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 48 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."

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