In 1961, Gibson took a quantum leap forward in style and design by updating the traditional single-cutaway Les Paul to a sleek new double-cutaway design, known simply as the SG Standard after 1962. The guitar has been a rock essential ever since.
To capture the full-throated tone of the 1961 Les Paul Tribute, Gibson USA loads it with a pair of the most accurate PAF-styled humbuckers available today. The '57 Classics in the neck and bridge positions are made with genuine Alnico II magnets, and wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire. To complement today's high-volume music, the coils are wax potted to combat microphonic squeal. Routed through the classic configuration of an independent volume and tone control for each pickup and a three-way toggle switch, this pair gives you warm yet articulate voices from the neck position, crunchy yet singing bridge tones, and sweet round sounds in between.