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Gibson Custom Shop SG Standard Reissue VOS Faded Cherry


"An established favorite with completely new modern styling … Tone is clear and bell-like throughout its entire range. The perfectly balanced solid body makes playing comfortable in any position, sitting or standing." — Gibson catalog, 1962

Looking to increase the stagnant sales numbers of the Les Paul Standard models of the mid- to late-1950s, Gibson president Ted McCarty and his reputable team of luthiers and engineers set out to redesign the company’s solid body guitar. The result was the introduction in 1961 of what is known today as the Gibson SG line. The first use of the name “SG” actually surfaced on a Gibson guitar in late 1959 with the introduction of the SG Special – a double cutaway model with rounded horns that had previously been listed as a Les Paul since 1955. In early 1961, however, the Les Paul models would undergo a radical change in design in an effort to improve their popularity, and Gibson’s standing as a quality builder of electric solid body guitars. Fortunately, the redesigns would make a significant impact on Gibson’s market share, albeit slowly at first. On average, about 2,120 SGs shipped per year from 1961 to 1970, with the numbers continuing to increase well into the 1970s. This trend eventually made the SG Gibson’s most popular model – a distinction that still holds true today. From 1961 to 1963, the model was still known as the “redesigned” Les Paul Standard, although its namesake did not fully approve of the model’s new look. This would eventually lead to the removal of Les Paul’s name in 1963, in favor of a new name, the SG Standard.

2010 Model Serial# 00042

Gibson Custom Shop SG Standard Reissue VOS Faded Cherry Features:

Short for “solid guitar,” Gibson’s SG Standards featured a much thinner body made from solid mahogany, with pointed horns, beveled edges, no body binding and distinctive twin cutaways that offered easier access to the guitar’s higher frets, along with exceptional resonance, superior tone and greater sustain.  The SG Standard 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.


  • Color: Faded Cherry
  • Body Type: Solidbody
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Slim-taper profile
  • Top Wood: Mahogany
  • Machine Heads: Vintage tulips
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4 inches
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • No. of Frets: 22
  • Position Markers: Acrylic trapezoid
  • Pickups: Burstbucker 1 and 2
  • Controls: Two volume, two tone
  • Pickup Switching: Three position toggle
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-o-matic with stop tailpiece
  • Hardware: Nickel


  • Gibson Custom Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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