Epiphone SG Standard '61 Vintage Cherry


Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Indian Laurel
  • Trapezoid fretboard inlays
  • Neck profile: Slim taper
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 629 mm (24.75")
  • Nut width 43 mm (1.693")
  • Pickups: ProBucker-2 (neck) and ProBucker-3 (bridge) humbuckers
  • 2 x Volume and 2 x tone controls
  • Toggle switch
  • CTS electronics
  • Locktone ABR Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Stopable tailpiece
  • Epiphone Deluxe Vintage 18: 1 machine heads
  • Colour: Vintage cherry
available since January 2020
Item number 482574
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Cherry
Soundboard Mahogany
Top Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Indian Laurel
Frets 22
Scale 629 mm
Pickup System HH
Tremolo Nej
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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This is a beauty
dray 22.02.2020
This is an SG. Sounds good, plays good, looks good, rocks good!

However, this is not a Gibson and as much as I like it here are things to consider:
- If not for the name on the headstock you might think that this is a Gibson. However, the veneer betrays it. Not that it looks bad, actually it is very nice. But it might be an acquired taste for some.

- The guitar is high gloss and I think that the neck was coated with some production related thing that was somehow sticky. Not sticky like glue but detaining the hand from flawlessly moving through the whole length of the neck. However, with playing and always cleaning with cloth before putting away the guitar the "thing" has cleared and now it is а pleasure to play.

- I brought the guitar to a luthier to check it for issues and if we decide that I should keep it, to set it up with 9s and lower the action and fix the small buzz on the 4th and 5th fret.
4th and 5th fret were a little high because of poor installation. So the luthier had to press them to the fretboard. Not great QC from Epiphone but expected for this price.

- The frets are missing height as the Gibson frets are usually higher (around 1.2-1.3 mm) while this guitar's frets are 0.98mm. So it might not be possible to crown them after they wear off and the guitar will need a refret. The Gibson frets can probably be crowned twice before refretting.

I think that those issues are expected for this price range. But the look or the cherry color, the overall build and that sound...amazing!
The pickups have great dynamics!

For 4 times less the price of the Gibson equivalent, this is a great guitar!


A nice guitar if you want an SG
Arual 09.02.2022
Great build quality and finish. Guitar looks really nice, sounds great.
The downside is that it doesn't stay in tune that well, have to tune it each time before playing or after a bunch of songs. Serious neck dive, but that was expected from an SG. Neck is a bit thick, though that's coming from someone, who's playing mostly Ibanez, in any case the higher frets are easily reachable and guitar itself is not uncomfortable.


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Alles Top
tzumc 22.10.2020
Die SG ist meine erste Epiphone und ich bin sehr überrascht, was die da so zusammenbasteln.

Die Gitarre war gut verpackt und hatte KEINE äußerlichen Makel.

Der Hals ist ein D-Profil in ein wenig dicker, was es zumindest für mich sehr angenehm macht, da ich bei den meisten D`s schnell verkrampfe.

Die PUs gefallen mir richtig gut. Sie sind klar, differenziert und haben einen schön hohen Output. Es gibt keine Split Funktion, kann man aber anscheinend nachrüsten. Sie sind in nahezu allem Erdenklichen MINDESTENS brauchbar. Von Clean bis Brown ist sie für alles gut einsetzbar.

Die Hardware ist auch überraschend gut. Das Lock-Zeugs von Epiphone macht seinen Job und den doch relativ gut! In Kombination mit dem Set-Neck hat man hier doch gut Sustain.

Die Mechaniken machen auch wirklich gute Arbeit und halten die Gitarre auch bei starken Bends zuverlässig in Stimmung.


Die SG sieht super aus, spielt sich super und klingt auch Super...
Meine nächste Klampfe wird also wahrscheinlich auch wieder eine Epiphone ;)


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Magnífica guitarra no sólo para principiantes
Narciso B. 24.02.2020
La guitarra es muy bonita, estéticamente no le he sabido encontrar ningún fallo. El mástil es delgado, muy cómodo, al igual que el cuerpo de la guitarra, ligeramente diferente al de la SG G400 Pro, tanto en las formas como en el color, esta es algo más clara, se le notan más las betas y a mí personalmente me parece preciosa.

Las pastillas probucker que lleva, no son unas Gibson, pero suenan realmente bien, tanto en distorsión como en limpios, mucho mejor que en la Epiphone Les Paul Standard plus top pro que tengo, a mí personalmente me parecen más agresivas en esta, es posible que sea por el cuerpo más delgado y por los potenciómetros CTS.

El plástico del clavijero no parece de muy buena calidad, al igual que las cuerdas, pero es mi opinión. La cejuela sí que es una graph tech y se nota. La guitarra llegó perfectamente quintada y casi afinada, sólo hubo que afinarla y ponerse a tocar.

Creo que es una guitarra fantástica, muy cómoda, no sólo para principiantes, no he tocado nunca una Gibson SG, seguramente la diferencia será abismal, pero esta guitarra no se queda atrás. Muy buena relación calidad-precio.