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(2019) SG Standard 1961 vs 1965 standard reissue


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Hi Everyone,

Looking at the 2019 SG Standard 1961 (with Vibrola) and I cant seem to figure out the differences from a reissue 1965 that cost more than twice that of the 1961 version.  Can anyone wxplain what the differences are between the new 1961 and the vintage reissues that cost more?

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2 hours ago, Bjames said:

Hi Everyone,

Looking at the 2019 SG Standard 1961 (with Vibrola) and I cant seem to figure out the differences from a reissue 1965 that cost more than twice that of the 1961 version.  Can anyone wxplain what the differences are between the new 1961 and the vintage reissues that cost more?


1965 reissue?   
 

Are you’re referring to the ‘64 Standard reissue w/Vibrola?    Other than looks, this is a completely different SG.   Main difference for price is that it’s a Custom shop build.  That in itself has always commands the higher price tag.   As for differences in the instrument, there are many.  All the woods are hand picked and of higher quality.  Different shaped neck and vintage frets.  Also the pups are unique to this build and wiring is different. There’s a few other things I’m sure I missed.

And oh, the crown on the headstock is in the correct location.  grin.gif

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Like Arctic said, the Custom Reissues are from the Custom Shop and cost like 5 grand.  The 61 Standard is a version of the Standard line with appointments similar to 1961 models.  It's priced like regular Gibsons.  I have a Standard '61 and I love it.  It needed lots of nut work - not a big deal.

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15 hours ago, SteveFord said:

The details are hazy but I recall they had to dig through a bunch of them to find a Standard that wasn't screwed up for badbluesplayer.

But they put new bulbs in all the light fixtures at the plant and from what I heard Gibson is back. Well lets ask BBP, what he thinks of looking 9 SG's before the 10th one is except-able.

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