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1961 SG Special
Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary 1961 SG Special Outfit Celebrate 50 Years of A Classic
The Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1961" SG Special Outfit faithfully turns back the clock to gives you an affordable iconic instrument that sounds and plays like you’ve just stepped back in time. The original SG not only rivaled guitars of its own era for sonic variety, but also proved to be a sign of things to come. Hard rock, metal, and scores of rockers embraced the original SG and today you’ll find an SG in every great guitar player's arsenal. The Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1961" SG Special Outfit gives you classic styling and vintage sound with our famous Epiphone production quality that today’s guitar collectors seldom find in vintage instruments.

The SG Special Outfit features a padded 1961 SG Model 50th Anniversary gig bag. And as with every Epiphone, The 1961 SG Special also comes with the peace of mind you get from a Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by Gibson Musical Instruments’ famous 24/7/365 day Customer Service. Make your own history with the Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary “1961” SG Special Outfit today!
The SG Story
When the SG or “Solid Guitar” was introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the Les Paul, it was called the “fretless wonder” for its low frets and fast action. The twin horn cutaway design was like nothing on the market and its light but balanced weight and P-90 pickups made it the perfect guitar for stage and studio. Not only was it lighter than a Les Paul but the SG’s P-90 pickups had more tone and clarity than other single coil pickups yet still had all the bite and overtones of a humbucker. Some of the SG’s biggest fans include The Who’s Pete Townshend, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, Paul Weller, AC/DC’s Angus Young, Frank Zappa, and Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band.
  • 50th Anniversary of classic SG
  • Alnico soap bar P-90s
  • Wilkinson™ Vintage machine heads
Body Materialmahogany
Neck Materialmahogany
Neck ShapeSlimTaper™, 1960s “D” Profile
Neck JointGlued-In, Set Neck
Truss RodAdjustable
Truss Rod CoverBell shaped, 2-layer black
Scale Length24.75
Fingerboard Materialrosewood
Fingerboard Radius12”
Frets22 medium jumbo
Bridge PickupAlnico P-90R Soapbar
Neck PickupAlnico P-90T Soapbar
Pickup SelectorEpiphone all-metal 3-way toggle switch
Controls1-neck volume, 1-neck tone, 1-bridge volume, 1-bridge tone
KnobsBlack with metal insert
BridgeWrap-around Lightning Bar™ Combination Stopbar Bridge
Nut Width1.68”
BindingBody and fingerboard
Machine HeadsWilkinson™ Vintage 14:1
ColorsAlpine White (AW), Cherry (CH), ebony (EB), classic 50s style TV Yellow (TV)
IncludesPremium Anniversary Gigbag and Optional Hard case
WarrantyEpiphone Limited Lifetime
StringsD’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
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