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Gibson Custom Shop 1963 SG Special Reissue Lightning Bar VOS in Cherry Red


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The SG has been the choice of rock ‘n’ roll legends for decades. The SG Special goes against the grain of the more familiar dual-humbucker SG Standard, but is just as much of a sought-after classic.

The Gibson Custom Shop faithfully recreated one of their finest specimens from the vault; the ’63 SG Special. Authentic down to the hide glue long-tenon neck joint, this is your chance to own a piece of lovingly-crafted guitar history.

Body & Neck

The ’63 SG Special is constructed using Gibson’s signature tonewood combinations. With a Mahogany body, you can expect focused lows and a rich mid-range sustain, despite the SG's thin design. The VOS nitrocellulose lacquer finish is the final touch – that iconic Cherry Red.

Paired with a long-tenon joined Mahogany neck, this long-established type of construction gives the SG Special fantastic sustain and warmth. Adorned with a beautiful Indian Rosewood fingerboard, the neck also boasts a carefully-calculated ’63 medium C profile - just the right amount of grip that’ll keep both traditionalists and contemporary players happy.

Electronics & Hardware

While the SG is typically associated with humbuckers, the ‘63 Special is loaded with a double-dose of Custom Soapbar P-90s. This raw, untamed sound helped define so many blues and rock ‘n’ roll artists from the ‘50s onwards – demonstrating a biting tone that’s simultaneously sensitive to the touch.

The nickel hardware used across the board perfectly matches this subtly-aged aesthetic. Key hardware appointments include Kluson Single Line tuners, black top hat controls and the Lightning Bar wraparound bridge, offering pristine accuracy without compromising expression.

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  • Body Shape: SG
  • Body Material: 1-Piece Solid Mahogany
  • Binding: Fingerboard 1-Ply Cream
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)


  • Material: 1 Piece Mahogany
  • Profile: Authentic '63 Medium C-Shape
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Authentic Medium-Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Nylon
  • Nut Width: 1.687"
  • End of Board Width: 2.24"
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit


  • Finish: Nickel
  • Tuner Plating: Nickel
  • Tailpiece: Lightning Bar Wraparound
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line with White Buttons
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Inserts


  • Neck Pickup: Custom Soapbar P-90
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Soapbar P-90
  • Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
  • Output Jack: Switchcraft
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