Gibson Custom Shop 1961 "Les Paul" Custom Reissue SG | Brothers Break Down


Gibson’s iconic line of Les Paul guitars has become a staple for millions of guitar players. Established in 1902 in Kalamazoo, MI, Gibson has dominated the industry by creating incredible guitars for all skill levels. The coveted Les Paul is so recognizable, as well as reliable, that it’s no secret why this model is such a commonly held favorite. This Les Paul SG is a bit cheeky. Les Paul himself hesitated to put his name on the guitar, leading Gibson to categorize it as a special Les Paul SG.

The guitar features gorgeous pearlescent fretboard inlays, a white finish with glamorous gold detailing, 23 frets, and classic Gibson tones.

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We could keep you here for hours talking about this truly unique Gibson Les Paul SG, but we’ll break down some basics instead.

Fretboard Radius

The fretboard is the most “Gibson Les Paul”~esque element to this guitar, aside from its tone. The wide fretboard makes room for captivating phrasing choices, powerful chords, and overall epic playing. Plus, the pearlescent inlays are just wonderful to look at.


Pickup Configuration

The Gibson Les Paul SG comes with three humbucker pickups, four pickup settings, and two tone knobs. This adds player customizability; you can achieve nearly any tone you’d like with all of these options available. It can mimick a Strat sound too, if you’re into that sort of thing. However, it will never stray too far from the Les Paul sound that we’ve all come to know and love.


American Made

Gibson operates out of Kalamazoo, MI. Their collection of Les Paul guitars is nothing short of an American classic. However, if you want to kick your collection up a notch, this specific model is a great addition.


New Take On A Beloved Classic

Les Paul himself might not have liked the Les Paul SG, but you might. Not only is this guitar visually stunning, but it puts a neat, new twist on quintessential rock tones. This model could create some incredible studio recordings, and it would surely wow live crowds with its beautiful presentation. Looks aren’t everything, though. The Gibson Les Paul SG creates the perfect balance of glamorous appearance and player’s practicality.



Who’s It For

It’s a great idea for every rock and roll player to try a Les Paul at least once. Many of the most iconic players in history have owned a Les Paul at one point in their career, and many of the most iconic albums ever produced have been recorded with a Les Paul. However, if you don’t want to do what everyone else is doing (and we applaud you for that), this model is great to stand out without straying too far away from what Les Paul guitars are known for.


Break boundaries with the Gibson Les Paul SG. If you’re in search of an upgrade to your guitar collection, look no further. This guitar will sparkle its way into your heart in an instant. It could probably help you take over the world, if you’re into that sort of thing.


If you’re ready to get to know this superstar guitar better, stop by Brothers Guitar Shop today. We’ll be happy to help you out. Also, be sure to check back weekly for new demos on our YouTube channel, as well as weekly blog posts. At Brothers Guitar Shop, we hope to help guitar players in New York unlock their fullest potential by giving them a place to explore. 

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