Epiphone Elitist '61 SG Standard - Used  From Gibson Guitars

Introduced in 2003, the Epiphone Elitist series was discontinued for competing too well with Gibson!

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A killer deal on a killer guitar!  Our luthier performed a fantastic setup on this one--couldn't be playing better.  Sticker's still on the guard!  C'mon!

Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

Designed for the professional musician, the Elite line from Epiphone combines over 125 years of instrument building experience and expertise with the finest materials. The results are instruments of impeccable quality and beauty.

The Elite Wood

At the heart of every great instrument is the wood itself. That’s why every piece of wood used in the Elite line is hand-selected. It is then slowly and painstakingly dried to perfection in custom kilns until it is at the ideal moisture content.

The Elite Necks

All Elite necks are cut at a 14o grain orientation from one piece of wood for optimum strength, stability and tonal response. As done with all great instruments, the necks are then carefully and individually fitted to the body using a hand-glued, dovetail neck joint.

The Elite Bodies

All Elite bodies are made from the finest tone woods such as real Mahogany and individually selected for their weight and tonal qualities. They are then cut and book-matched to perfection.

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About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

Specifications

Weight: 6.3 lbs

Serial Number: F501212

Year: 2008 (est)

Tuners: Grover

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Neck: 1-pc Mahogany, 22 fret

Neck Joint: Set, 16th fret

Nut: 1-11/16, Bone

Scale: 24 3/4

Top: Book-Matched Mahogany

Back: n/a

Sides: n/a

Rhythm PU: 50SR (USA Humbucker)

Treble PU: 50ST (USA Humbucker)

Controls: 2-V, 2-T; 3-Way SW

Hardware: Nickel

Finish: Walnut