Epiphone SG Standard 61 Maestro Vibrola Electric Guitar in Vintage Cherry - EISS61MVCNH
The Epiphone SG Standard '61 Maestro Vibrola takes all of the qualities that made the SG a classic and fits them into a high-quality, neatly priced guitar that you're sure to love. The Epiphone SG Standard '61's inimitable tone begins with a solid mahogany body and mahogany neck that provide warmth and depth, then it adds an Indian laurel fretboard for clarity and punch. Twin ProBucker humbucking pickups bring the thunder, and a vintage-style Maestro Vibrola tremolo offers expressive bends and warbles with the Epiphone SG Standard '61 Maestro Vibrola.
Legendary guitar with a distinctive design
It's hard to believe, but, in 1961, Gibson discontinued the original Les Paul guitar and replaced it with the SG, which originally bore the Les Paul name. But Les himself wasn't a fan of that, so the guitar was renamed SG, which stood for… solid guitar! A few years later, Gibson started making the original Les Pauls again, but the SG proved so popular they continued producing them. The reason is easy to understand. It has a distinctive look and delivers a classic humbucker sound with all the thick, fat tone you could ever want. Though it's often thought of as the archetypal rock guitar, the SG has been used across all genres of music; from jazz to fusion, metal, prog, and beyond.
Balanced tone has warmth, depth, and detail
The Epiphone SG Standard '61 Maestro Vibrola's all-mahogany body has a rich and warm resonance with incredible depth, which belies the comfortable weight of the SG. From there, the SlimTaper mahogany neck extends the sonic depth of the guitar, and it's capped with an Indian laurel fretboard that spices up the mix with brilliant highs and vibrant overtones.
Premium hardware and electronics package
Stocked with high-quality electronics and hardware, the Epiphone SG Standard '61 Maestro Vibrola is built for performance. The ProBuckers on the SG Standard '61 feature Alnico II magnets - the same as those in sought-after vintage PAF humbuckers - for rich, warm tone with crystalline highs and a tight bottom. With a ProBucker-2 in the neck position and a slightly overwound ProBucker-3 in the bridge position, crank your gain, and you can do some serious sonic damage.
- Body Shape: SG
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Profile: SlimTaper™
- Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
- Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Graph Tech®
- Nut Width: 1.69" / 43mm
- Inlays: Trapezoid
- Joint: Glued in
- Hardware Finish: Nickel
- Tuner Plating Nickel
- Bridge: LockTone™ ABR Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: Maestro Vibrola
- Tuning Machines: Epiphone Deluxe Vintage machine heads, 18:1 ratio
- Pickguard: Black
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Control Knobs: Black "Top Hats" with metal inserts
- Pickup Covers: Nickel
- Neck Pickup: ProBucker-2™
- Bridge Pickup: ProBucker-3™
- Controls: 2- Volume, 2- Tone CTS electronics
- Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle
- Output Jack: 1/4"
- Strings: .10, .13, .17, .26, .36, .46