At the end of 1960, Gibson decided to venture away from the traditional Les Paul body styles and introduce a thinner, double-cut body for the Les Paul and Les Paul Custom models. This early 1961 Les Paul Custom is quite rare due to its original, yet unusual Tobacco Sunburst finish. As many know, the standard finish on a Les Paul/SG Custom is Polaris White, making this finish a truly eye-catching one.
This exceptional example of a Gibson custom color features three original PAF humbucking pickups, a sideways vibrola, an ebony fretboard with Mother of Pearl inlays, a mahogany neck and body, split diamond headstock inlay, and of course, the Les Paul Custom standard of gold hardware. Additionally, it will be shipped in its original hardshell case.
In over 40 years in the vintage guitar industry, this is the only Les Paul/SG Custom we have ever seen in this color.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 516-221-0563. We'd be happy to give you an in-hand description of the guitar. All of our guitars are properly set up by John Bertsche, our brilliant guitar tech, and will be professionally packed with care.
Upon receipt, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you must notify WSG within 24 hours. We will refund your money as soon as the merchandise is returned to us in the same condition as when it shipped out. The customer is responsible for all shipping, insurance, and bank fees that may be incurred throughout the return process. All returns must be packaged in the same materials that the guitar was sent out to ensure the safety of the instrument. All claims regarding loss or damage are the responsibility of the purchaser.