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1961 Gibson Les Paul Solid Body Electric Guitar - Custom

Sale price$5,850.00 USD


1961 Gibson Les Paul Solid Body Electric Guitar - Custom

Newly restored. Purchased from trash heap condition. A genuine 1961 Gibson Les Paul/sg. When received, there were several coats of house paint and a few large “modifications” routed into it. Those were patched up and brought back to life. No headstock or heel repair. The heel has been contoured by previous owner. There was a non matching binding patch repair on the player side and the non player side was missing. The non player side binding needed to be replaced as well.

After stripping off the paint and refinishing with pelham blue nitro over period correct analine cherry grain filler, we then did some relic work to reveal the cherry red underneath. The mahogany is absolutely gorgeous and we wanted to be able to see some cherry red, but not reveal too much of the scars. This guitar has been through quite a bit and we wanted that to be reflected in the final product.

Frets are brand new and plays like butter with very low action. The only original parts are the truss rod cover, pickguard, nut, strap buttons and neck tenon cover. Gibson historic abr-1, historic makeovers tailpiece and studs. All other plastic parts are Gibson. Gotoh relic nickel tuners. I installed my own hand wound paf copies loaded with alnico 2 magnets. Neck reads 6.5k and bridge reads 7.5k. Wired with stewmac sg standard wiring kit. The truss rod is in perfect health.

Overall a great sounding and great playing sg with a lot of mojo. Will ship with skb flight case. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The bridge studs were epoxied in by previous owner and were not properly grounded. I ran a ground wire from the treble side abr-1 post. keep this in mind if you decide to change the pickups. (see pictures)


  • Finish: Cherry
  • Body Type: Solid Body
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Body Shape: Double Cutaway
  • Model Sub-Family: Gibson SG Les Paul Standard
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Color Family: Red
  • Model Family: Gibson SG
  • Year: 1961-1962
  • Made In: USA


  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Scale Length: 24.75" 

SPECS: Electronics

  • Pickup Configuration: HH
  • Bridge/Tailpiece Type: Tremolo Tailpiece


  1. Free Month Premium Membership at Uke Like The Pros ($29.95 Value) AND at Rock Like The Pros ($29.95 Value)
  2. Free 57 Point Instrument Inspection
  3. Custom Setup AVAILABLE (See Below)
  4. Free World Famous Candy Pack
  5. Free Uke Like The Pros Chord Chart
  6. Free Uke Like The Pros Microfiber Cloth
  7. Free Uke Like The Pros Sticker
  8. Fully Insured US and Worldwide Shipping
  9. Usually Ships Same Day - Unless Custom Work Added
  10. Easy Returns and Exchanges

CUSTOM SETUP - Each instrument comes with a factory setup but a adding a custom setup is strongly recommend if you want the easiest playability, have arthritis, are particular about your setups and want a low action (how close the strings are to the fretboard) please click the "ADD SETUP" below.

* REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY - A humidifier is extremely important and it is recommended that you to get one. No matter where you live humidifiers not only protect your investment but also help the warranty process go smoother because you have taken the steps to ensure the safety and protection of your ukulele. If you ever have to file a warranty claim the first question asked will be if you have a humidifier.

* A PICKUP (several brands available) - click ADD PICKUP. Install times vary. If you need your instrument sooner please use the RUSH pickup option.


  • 3-10 Business Day Turnaround + Shipping Time
  • Adjust String Height At The Nut & Saddle For Easy Playability


  • 3-10 Business Day Turnaround + Shipping Time
  • Adjust String Height At The Nut & Saddle For Easy Playability
  • Adjust Intonation
  • Polish Frets & Fretboard
  • Oil Fretboard & Bridge
  • Reshape Nut Profile For Comfort & Smooth Tuning
  • Fret Level (if needed)
  • Balance Pickup (if needed)

* NOTE - You will receive the instrument in the PHOTOS

* Product may be shipped in manufacturing packaging to reduce waste. 

* We give our instruments individual names to match their character

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