1965 Gibson SG Junior
1965 Gibson SG Junior

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There are some great guitars and there are some GREAT guitars. There is something very special about good examples of early 60s ‘small guard’ SG Juniors and this one is no exception. That single P90 pickup, positioned near the bridge, cuts through anything. Picking up and playing it becomes addictive, partly aided by the chunky ‘baseball bat’ neck. The tone from this guitar is staggering for such a ‘simple’ design – talk about more than a sum of the parts! The twin-pickup Special, nice as it is, just don’t seem to cut the mustard like the Junior. No breaks and no major issues. There is some typical finish crazing and a few minor nicks and bumps but, seriously, what do you expect after 5 decades of greatness? At some point in its life, an ‘idiot’ seemed to think it would be a good idea to sand the finish off the edges of the headstock for no logical reason – it is a minor cosmetic issue, nothing more. The unfaded original cherry finish and chrome hardware over the single piece mahogany body is gorgeous. It has had replacement tuners installed at some point and originals have since been reinstated. Overall, this is all-original, including the case. A truly stunning and hugely desirable guitar.

  • Unfaded cherry nitrocellulose finish
  • Single piece mahogany double cutaway body
  • Mahogany set neck
  • Rosewood unbound fingerboard with 22 frets and dot markers
  • Scale length 24¾”
  • Vintage Kluson tuners (has had alternatives at some point)
  • Chrome hardware
  • Original scratchplate
  • Original ‘dog ear’ P90 single-coil pickup
  • Original knobs, strap buttons, jack plate and socket
  • Original bridge and vibrato tailpiece/arm
  • Original hard shell case
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