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Gibson also honored Les Paul's request to remove his name from the guitar, and the new model was renamed ''"SG"'', which stood for "Solid Guitar". Les Paul's name was ''officially'' removed in 1963, but the SG continued to feature ''Les Paul'' nameplates and truss rod covers until the end of 1963.{{cn}}
In the early-to-mid 1960s Gibson's parent corporation, [[Chicago Musical Instruments]], also revived the "[[Gibson Kalamazoo" Electric Guitar|Kalamazoo]] brand name for a short time. Later models of the [[Gibson Kalamazoo Electric Guitar|Kalamazoo KG-1 and KG-2]] featured a body style similar to the Gibson SG, effectively creating a budget-line model until the brand was dropped in the late 1960s. Gibson currently releases lower-cost, internationally sourced versions of the SG through their subsidiary, [[Epiphone]].
Because of its ease of play, holding comfort, popularity and vintage heritage, the body style of the SG is often copied by other manufacturers, although much less frequently than the Les Paul and the [[Fender Stratocaster]].{{cn}}