We posted this graphic on our Facebook page to highlight a little known fact about the transition from “Les Paul” to “SG”. Gibson Special model was the first in the line of Junior, Special, Standard, and Custom to lose the Les Paul model name and signature on the headstock. It happened in mid-1959 and coincided with the neck pickup position shift to increase neck strength. The Standard model however didn’t become the SG until 1963.

Weird Gibson guitar facts: the Les Paul Special became the SG Special in 1959 but the body style wasn't updated to the "…

Posted by True Vintage Guitar on Friday, March 10, 2017

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