Epiphone SG Standard '61 (HH) 6 String Solidbody Electric Guitar


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Epiphone SG Standard '61 (HH) 6 String Solidbody Electric Guitar

Gearank Recommendation

The Epiphone SG Standard '61 went on our recommended list for Humbucker Equipped Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500 in May 2021 and was only removed later due to a price increase which made it ineligible for that list.


The SG makes another appearance in this guide, this time based on the classic 1961 Gibson SG.

It features the iconic rock 'n' roll double cutaway shape, with an old school looking vintage cherry finish. It also features the return of the open book headstock shape found in really old Epiphone guitars.

Giving it its classic voicing are two humbucker pickups, a ProBucker-2 for the neck and ProBucker-3 for the bridge. The pickups are mounted on its mahogany body, along with independent volume and tone knobs for each pickup, and a 3-way selector.

It has a mahogany neck with a SlimTaper profile, and the 22-fret fingerboard is crafted from Indian Laurel.

Other features include GraphTech nut, and LockTone ABR Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece.

The Epiphone SG Standard 61' is as close as you can get to the vintage version, without the extra expense.


  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish: Vintage Cherry Finish
  • Bridge: LockTone ABR Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Pickups: (HH) ProBucker-2 Neck, ProBucker-3 Bridge
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.693"”
  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switch