1961 Gibson Les Paul SG. Serial number 34573. In 1961 Gibson changed the body style of the single cutaway Les Paul to the style that would later be described as the SG for solid guitar. These first SG style guitars were sold as Les Paul model guitars (from 1961 to 1963) but later the Les Paul designation was dropped. These were the last of the Les Paul model guitars to be made until 1968 when the old body style was reintroduced. The SG would go on to become legendary in its own right by players who were enamored by its fast neck and slender body. The 1961 Les Paul SG guitar offered here is a fine example with a sideways vibrato and two-nickel P.A.F. (patent applied for) pickups. These early Les Paul SG guitars are extremely undervalued compared to a 1960 Les Paul which sells in the range of $300,000 to $350,000. This example has good strong color with a single black pickguard, double cutaway, crown pearly inlays and original tuners. In Excellent condition, the guitar comes with its original case. Accompanied by certificate of authenticity from nationally known expert Vintage Connection, which in part states, "no breaks, repairs, or other issues" 100% original. From the Jimmy Crimmins 'Vintage Connection' Guitar Collection.

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