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Gibson Historic '61 SG Standard VOS Faded Cherry #082602

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The Gibson Historic '61 SG Standard VOS Faded Cherry is an authentic replica of the famous 'Red Devil' from the early sixtie...  All product info

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GIBSON Historic '61 SG Standard VOS Faded Cherry

Gibson Custom Shop Reissue Model of the '61 SG Standard, #082602

The Gibson Historic '61 SG Standard VOS Faded Cherry is an authentic replica of the famous 'Red Devil' from the early sixties and convinces with traditional features of the Doublecut classic. The favourite of many rock idols such as Tony Iommi, Angus Young and Eric Clapton, the Gibson Historic '61 SG Standard presents the proven slim silhouette for fast playing and wide and powerful humbucker sounds. The Gibson Custom Shop uses a slim Authentic Slim 'C' neck profile and the sound of two custombucker pickups with Alnico III magnets, while six historically correct Kluson Double Band Deluxe tuners in the aged VOS finish on the headstock reliably maintain the tuning.

Gibson Historic '61 SG Standard VOS Faded Cherry 082602
Gibson's interpretation of the legendary 1961 'Red Devil' SG standard in the Faded Cherry VOS finish.
Gibson Historic '61 SG Standard VOS Faded Cherry 082602 Neck

The mahogany neck is fastened to the body with a long neck foot and hot skin glue for hard resonance.

Classic construction with Long Neck Tenon

Among fans and collectors of Gibson instruments, the 'Long Neck Tenon', the long neck foot glued under the neck pickup, not only counts as a quality feature of good set-neck guitars, but also as a guarantor for resonant sounds and lasting stability, while the use of hot bone glue ensures extremely solid joints. Last but not least, the feeling of an instrument played over the years is already present on the first day thanks to the laborious VOS aging with vintage patina on the hardware and slight traces of playing.

Gibson Historic '61 SG Standard VOS Faded Cherry 082602 Pickups
Two custom bucker pickups with artificially aged VOS caps are responsible for the sound character of the Historic '61 SG standard.

Custom Bucker Pickups

In the neck and bridge position of the Historic '61 SG Standard VOS Faded Cherry, two custom bucker pickups with Alnico III magnets wound by the Gibson Custom Shop are used. Their electronics are hand-wired with CTS potis and Bumblebee capacitors on all volume and tone settings from the classic warm Woman Tone to the full rock board and call up the complete SG program. Thanks to VOS Aging, the nickel caps of both humbuckers also bear witness to authentic traces of play with vintage patina.


  • Historic '61 SG Standard Electric Guitar from the Gibson Custom Shop
  • Serial number 082602
  • Lightweight mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck with Long Neck Tenon and Authentic '60 Slim C profile
  • 22-flush rosewood fingerboard
  • 42,9mm wide nylon saddle
  • Two Custom Bucker Pickups with Alnico III Magnets
  • Gibson ABR-1 Bridge and Aluminium Tailpiece
  • VOS Faded Cherry Finish
  • Includes Gibson Hardshell Case and Certificate of Authenticity


  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Gibson Custom Shop
  • Design: SG
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Long Neck Tenon, set
  • Neck Profile: 1960 Slim Taper 'C'
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Scale in mm: 628
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Format: Historic Medium Jumbo
  • Fretboard Inlays: Trapeze
  • Nut type: Nylon
  • Nut width in mm: 42.9
  • Width at Last Fret: 56.9
  • Pickup: HH
  • Manufacturer pickups: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker, Alnico III
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker, Alnico III
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Switch: 3-Way
  • Control: 2x Vol, 2x Tone
  • Bridge: Gibson ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Tailpiece
  • Tuners: Kluson Double Band Deluxe
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • String Gauge: .010 - .046
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose, Aged
  • Colour: Faded Cherry
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: Yes
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