Late last night Gibson posted specs for this week’s Guitar Of The Week, but I was too damned wrapped up in HBO’s Big Love to post… anyway, here it is: GOTW #26––the ’61 SG Reissue done up in Classic White.
As far as I can tell the only thing setting this instrument apart from Gibson’s production model SG ’61 is the custom white finish, though I could be missing something, or Gibson could have published the product page half-cocked again.
Features unique to the ’61 reissue include the model’s period-correct smaller pickguard, MOP Holly headstock inlay and nickel-plated hardware. Other than that, the guitar appears to be fairly standard fare.
The ’61 SG Reissue sports a mahogany body with a mahogany top, mahogany neck with Gibson’s ’60s slim-taper neck profile (24 3/4“ scale length,) rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and acrylic trapezoid inlays, single-ply fretboard binding, nickel plated stopbar tailpiece, tune-o-matic bridge, black ”top hat“ knobs with silver inserts, and nickel ”green key“ tuners.
Electronics include a pair of Gibson’s ’57 Classic humbucker pickups, dual volume controls, dual tone controls, and 3-way pickup switching.
Like the other GOTW instruments, the ’61 SG in Classic White will be offered in a run of just 400 instruments.