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Nearly 10 years after the first of many incarnations of the Les Paul was developed by Gibson and the man himself, Gibson made the leap of faith and introduced a radical new style for the Les Paul. As guitarists were seeking sleeker, lighter body styling, Gibson cut the depth of the Les Paul by pretty much half, contoured the body and added another cutaway.....the Les Paul SG was born and it's been a classic ever since!!
1961 Les Paul Tribute 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.
This SG and its descendants have made legendary music in the hands of countless major artists—Eric Clapton, Robby Krieger, Angus Young, Derek Trucks, and more—because to this day the Les Paul/SG remains a forerunner for tone, feel and looks. Capturing the original vibe of the 1961 Les Paul/SG in all its glory, but with significant improvements that bring it into the 21st century, Gibson USA introduces the 1961 Les Paul Tribute—a guitar that can take you back to the dawn of rock, or thrust you forward into the future of music.
An undeniable classic, the original Les Paul/SG Standard of 1961-’62 was released with one well-recognized flaw: its stylish Deluxe Vibrato unit (commonly known as the “Sideways Vibrato” for its side-to-side action) never functioned quite as smoothly or accurately as intended. Now Gibson USA has not only recreated this legendary guitar in all its period-correct glory, but totally re-engineered the Sideways Vibrato for smooth, efficient action with perfect pitch return.
While the 1961 Les Paul Tribute retains the magic of the original by capturing every nuance of this highly desirable vintage guitar, it also soars to new heights of tone and performance.
A body and neck crafted from lightweight Grade-A mahogany in the archetypal double-cutaway style with beveled edges results in superb playing comfort, as well as outstanding resonance and sustain. Gibson USA selects dark one-piece, Grade-A rosewood to give the fingerboard a traditional look and feel, then loads the guitar with vintage-correct hardware, two PAF-style ’57 Classic humbucking pickups, and historically accurate plastics.
Topped with a high-gloss Heritage Cherry finish in hand-sprayed nitrocellulose, the ’61 Les Paul/SG Standard resurrects a hallowed classic from more than five decades ago—and puts a smile on your face when you dig into that vibrato. Experience the beauty, feel and playability of this rock legend today at your Gibson USA dealer.
Body and Neck Like the original 1961 Les Paul/SG, the 1961 Les Paul Tribute has a body crafted from solid mahogany in the asymmetrical “double-horned” deep double-cutaway design. Coupled with the SG’s characteristic beveled body edge—a big part of this model's distinctive styling—the mahogany’s light weight also enhances playing comfort, and the fine grain of the Grade-A tonewood used beneath the semi-transparent Heritage Cherry finish looks superb. The guitar’s quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved in a slim but rounded profile that measures 0.800” at the 1st fret and 0.895” at the 12th. It’s glued into the body with Gibson’s acclaimed mortise-and-tenon neck joint, and topped with a rich brown Grade-A rosewood fingerboard sporting 22 jumbo frets and vintage cream binding. Acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, accompanied by a mother-of-pearl headstock logo and holly inlay, round out the guitar’s stunning visuals.
Pickups and Electronics 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.
Hardware Alongside the traditional Tune-o-matic bridge and vintage-style tuners with pearloid buttons, the Sideways Vibrato represents a major performance upgrade over original vintage units. Gibson USA has totally re-engineered the Sideways Vibrato for smoother action and accurate return-to-pitch capabilities, while retaining the historic look of the original. What’s more, the vintage-cream binding, black top hat with silver volume and tone inserts, an early ’60s style five-ply black plastic pickguard, and traditional black-and-white “bell” truss-rod cover hot-stamped with “Les Paul” all contribute to the guitar’s period-correct look.
To thank you all for your support and to offer future incentives to you we wanted to give something back, this is why we have launched this great Reward Point Program.
Our Reward Point Program is as simple as it sounds. While shopping at Coda Music you will earn Shopping Points for the money you spend.
Once earned, you'll be able to use those points to pay for future purchases at Coda Music.
The Reward Point Program began on Tuesday 07 2011. All purchases made after that date will earn points.
When an order is placed, the total amount* of the order will be used to calculate the amount of points earned. These points are added to your Shopping Points account as pending points.
All pending points are listed in your Shopping Points account and will stay there until approved/confirmed by Coda Music.
Once any pending points have been approved, they will be released and your account will be credited with the value of those points. Ready for you to spend on whatever you want.
You must login to your account in order to view the status of your points.
During the checkout procces you'll be able to pay for your order with your points balance.
* in most cases shipping fees and taxes excluded.
Currently, for every £1.00 spent at Coda Music you'll earn 1
Please note, we reserve the right to make changes to the above rate at any time without prior notice. The rate shown here will always be current.
If you have a balance in your Shopping Points Account, you can use those points to pay for purchases made at Coda Music.
During the checkout proccess, on the same page that you select a payment method, there will be a box to enter the amount of points you wish to redeem. Enter the amount of points you would like to spend or tick the box to use all available points. Please note, you will still have to select another payment method if there is not enough in your Shopping Points Account to cover the cost of your purchase.
Continue the checkout procedure and at the confirmation page you'll notice that the value of the points redeemed will have been credited towards your order. Once you confirm your order, your Shopping Points account will be updated and the points used deducted from your balance.
Note that any purchase made by redeeming points will only be rewarded with additional points for the amount spent other then points.
Currently, no minimum balance is required to redeem your points. Please note, you'll still have to select another payment method if there isn't enough in your Shopping Points account to cover the cost of your purchase.
Currently, no Minimum Purchase Amount required to redeem your points.
Yes. Please note, any purchase made by redeeming points will only be rewarded with additional points for the amount spent other then points.
"Word-of-mouth" advertising is the most powerful form of advertising there is.
Referral Points is based on the idea that we should both benefit from your referrals.
When referred friend place an order, during the checkout procces on the same page that you select a payment method there will be a box to enter a Referral code . Your Referral code is your registered email address with us.
When we receive your referred friends completed and approved order, we will reward your Points account with 100 points.
The more first time orders we receive from your referrals, the more reward points you will receive.
Please note, we reserve the right to make changes to this policy at any time without prior notice or liability.
For any queries regarding our Reward Point Program, please contact us . Make sure you provide as much information as possible in the e-mail.
Take it away is an Arts Council initiative designed to help more people get involved in learning and playing music. The scheme allows individuals to apply for a loan of up to £2,000 for the purchase of any kind of musical instrument, and pay it back in nine monthly instalments, completely interest free.
Take it away is open to anyone aged 18-25, or if you are over 25 you can use the scheme to purchase an instrument for a child under 18 that is in full time education, but primarily designed to help those who might otherwise be unable to afford an instrument appropriate for their needs.
Offer subject to age and status. Terms and conditions apply. Take it away is operated by ArtCo Trading Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arts Council England. Registered address: Arts Council England, North East, Central Square, Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3PJ
First, find an instrument that you want to buy. If you don't know what you're looking for, call or email either store where we will be able to give you help and advice in selecting the right instrument for your needs.
Once you've made your decision, you can apply for a Take it away loan to finance your purchase. You will need to bring a credit or debit card with you in order to pay the 10% deposit. The application process takes no more than a few minutes and, if approved, you can take your purchase away with you there and then.
Loans are available up to £2,000, or as little as £100. The loan amount can be a part-payment towards an item that costs more than £2,000, or you can buy several lower value items with a combined value of up to £2,000 or more.
You will need to pay a minimum 10% of the loan amount at the point of sale. The rest is then paid back over nine months in equal instalments. There is no administrative charge or handling fee when you take out the loan, so you will never be paying more for your purchase than the ticket price.
* Finance offers exclude Second Hand and Special Offers.
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