Epiphone 1961 les Paul sg standard

purple dragon

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I am thinking about buying a 61 les Paul sg but i cant fint mutch options about it from people that got it.i did see some review on YouTube.trogly did give it a good review but the guitarista did point out som cosmetic issues like the bevels etc so
I was wondering if someone got the new 61 les Paul and coued tell me ther option on how it is.if you also got the inspired by 60s with vibrola sg i woued like a comaring.
I have to sell a really good inspired by 60s sg with vibrola to buy it so i need some help to deside if i shoued sell and buy the new 61 les Paul sg or not.
 
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I was gonna go for a white one, and then my wife surprised me with a Gibson SG Standard. (I still might get the Inspired by 61 anyway, he he)
 

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Hello
I am thinking about buying a 61 les Paul sg but i cant fint mutch options about it from people that got it.i did see some review on YouTube.trogly did give it a good review but the gutarista did point out som cosmetic issues like the bevels etc so
I was wondering if someone got the new 61 les Paul and coued tell me ther option on how it is.if you also got the inspired by 60s with vibrola sg i woued like a comaring.
I have to sell a really good inspired by 60s sg with vibrola to buy it so i need some help to deside if i shoued sell and buy the new 61 les Paul sg or not.

There should be a lot of reviews out there. I know there were a lot of reviews on the epi sg standard that I watched before I purchased mine.

The epiphones have been getting great reviews
 

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Its not that mutch i can find eiter on this forum or other pluss YouTube.and its just basic stuff that they are great and that the pickguard is correct.i woued like to hear from someone that has playing the guitar fore some time and if posseble have the standard 61/60s with vibrola and can tell me if the neck profile is the same etc.i know there its a diffrence In finish.the 61 lp sg got the same like the 59 lp and the vibrola got standard gloss.i woued also like to know from owners of the 61 lp sg if the back treble bevel on the back is not finish like on the guitarista review or if some got full bevels etc.
 
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Its not that mutch i can find eiter on this forum or other pluss YouTube.and its just basic stuff that they are great and that the pickguard is correct.i woued like to hear from someone that has playing the guitar fore some time and if posseble have the standard 61/60s with vibrola and can tell me if the neck profile is the same etc.i know there its a diffrence In finish.the 61 lp sg got the same like the 59 lp and the vibrola got standard gloss.i woued also like to know from owners of the 61 lp sg if the back treble bevel on the back is not finish like on the gutarista review or if some got full bevels etc.

Look up the guitarista on y tube he gives pretty thorough reviews
 

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Yes he is great i watch a lot of his videos.again i was Hoping on more personal feedback from members here.guess its not a lot of members here that did buy it.
 

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Sorry i am over gibson.only gibson i woued buy is a sgj or a 50s tribute i belive they was called.they got a 24 fret and maple neck and p90.also i am not a fan of bigbys love sideway and mastro vibrolas tho.but thank you fore the tip
 

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Consider a Gibson SG Tribute + Bigsby :

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To be honest I've been looking at the '61 as well and was thinking for not much more is a Gibson Tribute a better route. I have to say though the '61 is 100% my vibe.
It might be sacrilege but I have a lovely set of Bareknuckles that are begging to go into an SG right now (I know the '61 have some lovely Gibson pickups though)
 

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Hello
I am thinking about buying a 61 les Paul sg but i cant fint mutch options about it from people that got it.i did see some review on YouTube.trogly did give it a good review but the guitarista did point out som cosmetic issues like the bevels etc so
I was wondering if someone got the new 61 les Paul and coued tell me ther option on how it is.if you also got the inspired by 60s with vibrola sg i woued like a comaring.
I have to sell a really good inspired by 60s sg with vibrola to buy it so i need some help to deside if i shoued sell and buy the new 61 les Paul sg or not.
Every guitar brand has Flaws..
 

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This is Master luthier Scott Lewis over at the Qingdao Epiphone facility he also has American builders at the Qingdao facility Scott Lewis has been with Epiphone Gibson 45 years and at the Qingdao facility since 2002..the facility is completely owned by Gibson Epiphone not the Chinese it is designated American property..
 

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I will also add the Epiphone Qingdao facility only makes Epiphones no other brands
 

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Every guitar brand has Flaws..
I have an Epiphone 61 les paul sh and it is absolutely perfect! I’ve had it for several months now and it’s been fantastic. The Gibson burstbuckers sound great and it is extremely well built. Highly recommended!
 

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This is Master luthier Scott Lewis over at the Qingdao Epiphone facility he also has American builders at the Qingdao facility Scott Lewis has been with Epiphone Gibson 45 years and at the Qingdao facility since 2002..the facility is completely owned by Gibson Epiphone not the Chinese it is designated American property..

Why does any of that make a difference? Are Americans better at building guitars? They were making stringed instruments in China long before the United States even existed.
 

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Exactly! I have 2 Fender Jaguars made in Mexico and they are great quality guitars. I also have a Fender Redondo acoustic that I really love. It’s made in China. So actually I guess it just doesn’t really matter.
 

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I have ordered a 1961 Les Paul SG Standard. I’m supposed to get it Tuesday the 14th. I love SGs and I’m very excited about this new one.

I love the Gibson SG Les Paul Custom, that' s an awesome instrument, very good guitar !

May be my next guitar will be this tone monster, stopbar version,


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