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 931.444.5174       230 Tenth St Clarksville, TN 37040
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1996 Gibson '61 Les Paul Custom SG

Excellent condition featuring asymmetrical double cutaway contoured mahogany body, multi-ply white and black pickguard, three Gibson '57 cCassic humbucking pickups with black pickup surrounds, two volume controls and two tone controls with black reflector top knobs, three position pickup selector switch with aged tip and black plastic Rhythm and Treble ring, Bigsby tailpiece, wired ABR-1 style fully adjustable bridge, mahogany neck, bound ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl block inlays starting at the first fret, bone nut, multi-bound Gibson open book peghead with pearl Gibson logo and split diamond inlays, multi-ply bell shaped truss rod cover with Les Paul Custom engravings, Gibson Kluson Deluxe tuning machines with green keystone buttons, serial number impressed into the back of the peghead, single ply white plastic electronics control cover plate, two metal strap buttons, white finish and original brown Gibson hard shell case with pink plush lining. 

This 1996 Gibson Les Paul Custom SG is in excellent cosmetic condition showing some signs of play wear throughout including pick scratches and a few dings here and there (see photos). The neck profile is that of an early 60s carve with a 1 11/16" nut width. It is flat in the middle, however, this one seems to have a bit more chunkiness to the neck than some others I have played. The frets on this SG are in great shape and have tons of life left in them. This guitar has been professionally set up and plays outstanding up and down the fingerboard. The '57 Classic humbucking pickups sound tremendous with a dirty or clean amp. The bridge pickup is clear and articulate and has really nice bite and cut. The neck and middle pickups sound very good clean and you can get that quirky in between sound as well! A Bigsby has been added to this SG and works extremely well. It was added using a Vibramate so it can be removed without leaving any holes or damage to the top of the instrument. The original stop tailpiece is included. At some point in this guitar's lifetime it was professionally refinished and the work is top notch. I black lit the entire guitar and found no signs of breaks or cracks so I’m guessing the original finish “yellowed” and the previous owner wanted it to be “white” again. But... that’s just a guess! Regardless, the finish looks great.

This SG is housed in its original 1990s brown Gibson case with the band name “Buffalo Killers” stenciled on top (Pretty rad band, by the way). I’ve always been a fan of these guitars and this is an awesome example. A gem of a guitar shipped out safely and promptly from our little shop here in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.