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When Gibson reintroduced the Les Paul in 1961, it featured a radically different, elegant design from the heavy original. While Les Paul reputedly had no hand in this redesign, the guitar that featured his name retained only the electronics layout from its predecessor. With its very thin, double-horn body shape, the new Les Paul/SG was a very different beast.
This one features a very brown finish, along with some checking on the top, showing that it’s seen a bit of sun. There’s heavy checking on the back of the neck as well. The tuners appear to be replaced with newer three-on-a-plate Klusons. With its typically wider nut width on its tapered neck, it plays smoothly, with a bit more heft behind it than most later SG Juniors. The pickup on this one is exceptional as well. This is one that stands out from most of our Juniors.
Body: Mahogany, cherry finish.
Neck: Mahogany with rosewood fretboard and dot inlays. Wide, medium-thin profile.
Pickups/Hardware: One P-90 pickup with a nice full-bodied shimmer. Wraparound bridge/tailpiece and blank bonnet knobs (typical of 1960).
Setup/Playability: Smooth player with great sustain and a bit more power behind its wider neck. Finish wear doesn’t affect playability.
Cosmetic Condition: Checking and discoloration on finish—heavy on neck, moderate on body. Moderate player wear around the guitar, including some neck finish wear.
Weight: 5lbs 10oz
Modifications: Changed tuners for newer three-a-side Klusons.
Case: Original chipboard
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