This guitar is in on trade and it is in good shape. It was built in . The Custom Shop SG Custom with 3 pickups is one of those long favorite models that many folks have long desired as a prized collection piece. Finished in Aged White, this is a VOS model so the hardware is aged and tarnished and the finish is also lightly aged. The neck is straight, the frets are still crowned and the truss rod is functioning properly. Included with this cool guitar is the original hardshell case.
The Gibson SG actually began life in 1961 as the "new and improved" Les Paul. However, Les was not particularly fond of the design which featured a thinner mahogany body with beveled edges and pointed horns, so the guitar eventually got a new name: The SG, which stood for "Solid Guitar." It was actually a big success for Gibson - obviously the right design for the times. Most SGs were finished in Cherry, which was all the rage in the '60s, however, some were produced in White or rarely, Ebony. The original SG Series addressed two of what Gibson president Ted McCarty saw as major issues with the original Les Paul design, which was the weight, along with somewhat limited access to the upper frets. With a thinner, lighter mahogany body and a neck that joined the body right at the upper limits of the 22-fret fingerboard, the SG was a hit. If you're looking for a historically accurate reissue of the 1961 SG that looks just like it rolled off the production line more than four decades ago, but without the wear and tear, you really need to check out the new Vintage Original Spec (VOS) SG Custom, which includes such high-end appointments as three humbuckers, gold hardware and an ebony neck with real pearl inlays. Play one and you'll understand why this is a design that's survived for almost half a century in an industry that's well known for change.