1961 (early) Gibson Les Paul Standard SG + Lifton OHSC

1961 (early) Gibson Les Paul Standard SG + Lifton OHSC

Gibson |  1961SGLPstd

Very early 1961 Les Paul Standard with all the first generation appointments and real nice PAF pickups in very fine condition.

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We love these first generation, Gibson Les Paul SG Standards and this one, equipped with 2 x long magnet PAF’s is a very early 1961 serial number, in fact the earliest of the three we have had (and sold) recently.

Very early 1961 with 4 digit serial number of 2120 and 1960 pots, this is one of the sought after first issue SG shape Les Paul’s that has all the desirable, early hallmarks like the slightly extended pick guard with a wider bottom ply and the first neck joint incarnation that has seen amazingly, no repairs or cracks whatsoever. It has however had other tuners on it at some stage but the originals are back on there now.

2 x superb long magnet, PAF pickups one with a missing sticker, are a more than capable heart for this lovely, lightweight guitar. Both pickups are nicely balanced. Covers have been off/on and one of them had a slightly low output when we got it so we sent it away and one bobbin only was rewound using original wire and retaining the original tape. You would never know that one bobbin had a rewind unless we told you so, which we just have.

This is a damm fine LP/SG and it makes you realise why these fist generation 1961 LP’s are more sought after and favoured by the likes of Gary Rossington, Dickie Betts, Duane Allman and Derek Trucks.

It is in very nice condition, there are a few dings here and there and a bit of fade on the back of the neck but I think you can see from the many pictures in the image gallery, it has been extremely well cared for and it is a fine example. Three of the knobs are deeper dish tops whereas one is the shallow dish type.

It comes with a totally correct and lusciously lovely Lifton brown and pick 5 latch case with a replacement handle which is rare to see and worth a fair old bob by itself. Playing wise, it is very nice - it has been well set up, it has very little fret wear and it is one of the most acoustically resonant Gibson SG’s from any period we have come across, which is usually a very good sign. You almost do not even need an amp ;-)

A very rare and gorgeous vintage Les Paul that is a real nice example of the most desirable incarnation of the Les Paul SG made. Come along and give it a try, we are confident you will like it…

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At a glance

Model: Les Paul Standard (SG)
Year: 1961
Finish: Original Cherry Red

Modifications: Different tuners on at one stage, originals back on now. Three knobs are deeper dish types
Repairs: One bobbin only of the neck PAF rewound using original wire and tape
Weight: 3.70 Kg

Case: Correct Lifton 5 latch hardshell case
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct single line double ring Kluson

Pickups: 2 x Long Magnet PAF's
Hardware: Nickel
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: Original dated 1960




We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed and tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers, by appointment only, at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.

ATB Guitars (By appointment Only) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom

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ATB Guitars, 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom