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Gibson Custom SG Standard VOS Electric Guitar with Case

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Product Description

The Gibson Vintage Original Spec SG Standard
Featuring an ultra-thin, two-horned body, the SG Series addressed two of what Ted McCarty saw as the major issues of the now-retired Les Paul body style: weight and limited access to the upper treble register. The new body shape of the SG Standard was dramatically lighter than the old Les Paul, and offered access to the entire fingerboard. The VOS version has ’57 Classic humbuckers, a solid mahogany body and includes a Custom Shop case.

All VOS model Gibsons are given an aged appearance by enduring unique staining, wet-sanding, and hand-rubbing processes. The result of these methods creates a visually stunning reflection of a well-cared for 40-year-old Gibson.

Gibson Custom SG Standard VOS Features

  • 1-piece, solid mahogany backs - Not book-matched or weight-relieved
  • Historically accurate neck tenon for superior sustain
    • You can see it extending under the neck pick-up
  • Bumblebee capacitors - with correct routing
  • Historically accurate reproductions of original PAF humbuckers
  • Tortoise dot markers on the side of the neck
  • ABR-1 bridge and lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece
  • Holly headstock veneer
  • Period-correct stain and filler
  • 100% nitro-cellulose lacquer finishes - no added plasticizers
Custom Shop VOS Guitars
Gibson has been producing solid body electric guitars for 55 years. Of course, the most famous of these guitars is the legendary Les Paul. In 2006 the Gibson Custom Shop released its Vintage Original Spec (VOS) series in honor of the instruments that have literally shaped the face of music today. The series consists of a 1956 Les Paul Gold Top; a ’57 Les Paul Junior Singlecut; a ’57 Gold Top in plain and darkback; ’57 Customs in 2 and 3 pickup versions; ’58 Junior Double Cut; ’58 Plain Top; ’59 Les Paul Sunburst reissue; ’60 Les Paul Reissue; ’60 Les Paul Specials in Single and Double Cut; an SG Standard Reissue; and an SG Custom 3 pickup Reissue.

The production of these instruments is the culmination of 20 years of experience producing handmade Gibson Custom guitars. We primarily took on the challenge of re-creating the 3 most vital aspects of these legendary instruments: Look, Playability, and most of all Tone.

In order to accurately reproduce the Look of vintage Gibsons, the Custom Shop uses a combination of faithful adherence to our history and proprietary new processes and inventions. The hardware is left to soak in a special solution that transforms a brand new pick-up cover into a gently used historic jewel. The plastic and binding are painstakingly hand aged to provide that warm yellowed look that takes decades to occur in nature. Vintage accurate wood fillers, anodized dies and a 100% nitro-cellulose lacquer finishes are all expertly applied to create exacting reproductions of Gibson’s Gold Tops, Cherry’s, TV’s and, of course, famous Sunbursts. However, at a special point during the final buffing process, VOS guitars are treated to an application of Gibson’s secret and proprietary Magic Tone Oil. This oil is left to cure for a few days, and the result is that unmistakable lightly worn but still gorgeous appearance of a well cared for 50 year old guitar.

It is in the remarkable Playability of these instruments that we have really outdone ourselves. Each neck is literally hand rolled to replicate with amazing authenticity the 3 most notable neck profiles in Gibson history – the 50’s style, the ’59, and the 1960 neck shape. The binding is also hand addressed to provide maximum comfort and playing surface. Finally, using another piece of technology for which Gibson has exclusivity for production instruments, the nut and frets are meticulously crowned and leveled while the neck is at a tension that simulates the tension a set of strings would put on it. This amazing process produces the hardest aspect of a vintage Gibson to recreate – that soft, played in feel. Nearly impossible to describe with words, you will know exactly what I am talking about when you pick up a VOS guitar.

Finally, it all comes down to Tone, that elusive, essential piece of the puzzle that all guitar players and guitar builders chase, but few ever realize. The tone of any instruments is a result of the sum of all of its parts. By utilizing historically accurate materials such as one piece mahogany backs (never bookmatched or weight relieved – they are lighter because we start with lighter wood), an accurate long neck tenon (part of the neck that connects with the body providing support and sustain) painstakingly handwound single coil and humbucking (a Gibson invention by the way) pickups, and that pure, breathable nitro-cellulose finish we can assemble the pieces of superior tone. But it takes the loving hands, the years of experience, and the undeniable mojo of the Gibson Custom Shop to pull off something like this. The VOS series are the finest vintage instruments being produced today. Bar none. Ask anybody who has played one.

As always with Gibson's Custom Shop guitars, you will experience an instrument that faithfully recreates our most sought-after classics - down to the smallest details.



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Product Specifications
Gibson SG Standard Vintage Original Spec Specifications
    Body and Hardware
  • Solid mahogany body
  • Nickel hardware
  • ABT-1 bridge, lightweight aluminum stopbar or Maestro tailpiece


  • Neck and Headstock
  • 1-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Single-ply cream binding
  • 1960 slim taper neck profile
  • 24.75-inch scale length
  • 1-11/16-inch nut width
  • Holly headstock veneer
  • Vintage tulip tuners


  • Electronics and Strings
  • 57 Classic humbuckers
  • 2 volume controls
  • 2 tone controls
  • 3-way pickup selector switch
Includes Custom Shop case and certification of authenticity.
All specs are subject to change without notice.
Actual color may vary slightly.


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
J. Wylde from San Jose, CA
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Very nice remake of Vintage '61 Les Paul (SG)
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Meet the standard of Gibson Custom quality.
General
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Good quality work from the Gibson Custom Shop. Great feel, great material, great setup out of the box.
Tone
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Little weak compared to those maximum output pickups from Gibson. Warm and mellow.
Finish
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No stain or defect out of the box. Nicely done with finish.
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