vintage early 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG Standard
cherry finish with sideways tremelo
all original untouched electronics including 2 original PAF humbuckers
neck pickup has a nice PAF sticker, bridge pickup has most of the sticker missing but never been unsoldered so no doubt its the original pickup
electronics are fully working as they should
all original but worn finish, never broken or repaired
I am the second owner of this guitar. I gave it a good tune up and just played it a few times, mostly lives in the case.
the original ABR non wire bridge had a tendency for the saddle to pop out so I put on a new Historic no wire ABR which works great, the original is in the case which is a newer Gibson SG case, the guitar did not come with the original case. I think I may have added a washer or nut to the sideways trem arm to get it tighter so it actually works. The tremelo did not work very well when I got it, I have adjusted it and now it works nicely. this has the late 1960 very thin neck that late 1960 Les Pauls are known for, I think frets are original and in good condition, they do not need to be replaced and are not worn out. I gave them a light dressing and polish. the truss rod works fine, neck is straight with no issues. action is very low and easy to play, neck joint is at a good angle
pot codes are 3rd week of the 1961 so this is a very early low serial number 1961 Les Paul SG, most I am seeing available right now are a little later or 1962
non original newer Gibson SG case included

1961 vintage Gibson Les Paul SG Standard cherry red PAF pickups original