Gibson SG ''61 Reissue

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Gibson

Description Mahogany body, slim taper neck, sculpted double-cutaway body, '57 classic humbucking pickups at the neck and bridge, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, one-piece bound mahogany neck
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Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 5.0 (of 5)
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On 12/22/2003, Ashton josie-ray Allen (50) posted:
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I focused on the sg because i love the sound derek trucks get out of his and because it perfect for a bluesy sound or hard rock, it very versatil, especially when you hook it up to a powerful overdrive pedal. favorite aspect? whole thing there's nothin i don't like about it.
Price: $1500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: guitar center
Features:
American made, and has all of the features except the whammy bar
Playability:
I play a lot of slide guitar and lead work. the shape of the neck makes it easier to play slide and do lead runs, and i love how high up on the neck i can get.
Sound Quality:
I use a fender reverb. i play blues, jazz, all kinds of rock. compared to fender strats i have it has a warm almost muted sound, very nice compared to the almost harsh sound of a strat.
Durability:
I change strings about every month because i play it every chance i get away from school or work. great fun to play on stage because its not so heavy.
On 8/12/2002, Mikkel Pedersen (3833) posted:
Overall Rating:
I was looking for an SG of some sort, so I tried out all of them in the store. From the special though the classic to signature models. The Angus Young signature gave me a decent sound, but I didn't like the others. But the Angus Signature has a wammy which makes it ugly. And I wouldn't use it. Then I tried the '61 reissue and it didn't take me long to fall in love with it. This is an awesome guitar.

Generelly guitars in Denmark are 25-50% more expensive than in the US because of the shipment expenses and danish taxes. I bought this on sale, but I would have paid alot more for it.

It's unputdownable. The thing I like the most about it is the warm attitude when playing it distorted. My neighbours are happy about it too :)
Model Year: 1999
Price: $1800.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Aage Jensen - Musikhuset
Features:
I bought mine without the wammy. I thought the wammy looked silly on this otherwise very nice looking guitar. The texture of the mahogany is beautiful. It's got the usual Les Paul style volume and tone pots and the switch. The bridge is very easy to adjust. Came in the usual Gibson case.
Playability:
Excellent. The frets are lower than on my other guitars which makes it perfect for playing fast licks, slides and trils. The ballance is good too. The guitar won't poke you in the eyes like others if you let go of it.
Sound Quality:
WOW. The reason I actually bought the guitar. The '57 pickups have a high output. The main advantage is the way it sounds when distorted. It has a very warm distorted sound both when picking single strings and striking chords.
Durability:
I'm sure it could take a beating without breaking. Not that I'm about to try it though. I've had it for 7 months now and I haven't had to adjust the neck once. I intonate when I change strings which is about on time a month or two months. I live in Denmark where we have a high air humidity. That doesn't seem to be a problem at all.