Gibson SG Standard 1965 Cherry

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson SG Standard 1965 Cherry

  • $13,995.00
  • $12,995.00

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original finish
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: D
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st fret .772", 12th fret .935"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: One-piece Honduran mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid inlays. The neck has been refretted, and the fingerboard was lightly planed. The inlays were removed and reglued. The original nut has been shimmed. There has been a heel repair where the neck began to separate from the body seam. The truss rod has a good range of adjustability in both directions.
Electronics: Original electronics and pickups. Two patent sticker humbuckers with three-position selector switch, and volume and tone controls for each pickup. All components and the lead dress are period correct, with untouched solder joints. two visible pot codes date to 1964.
Pickup Measurements: Neck 8.15K, Bridge 7.53K
Hardware: Two knobs have been replaced, but are old top hat knobs (one with gold reflector, the other being a later 60's chrome top hat with later font). All other hardware is original.
Weight: 7lbs 3oz
Modifications/Repairs: The neck heel has been repaired, a crack has been repaired on the body between the jack and Maestro cover, two knobs have been replaced, the neck has been refretted, and the fingerboard has been lightly planed. The inlays were removed and reglued. The original nut has been shimmed.
Case Details: Original hardshell case.
Cosmetic Condition: This guitar is in good condition, with lighter wear for its age. The finish is glossy, still very vibrant, and has really only faded on the back of the neck. There are dings, scratches, dents, and finish chips throughout. Some areas of hazing and weather checking exist. There are a few larger dents/ areas of finish wear on the back of the neck from play. The hardware has a strong patina.
Serial Number: 259439
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action. The frets are wide and tall, with minimal wear. The serial number dates to 1965, and two visible pot codes date to 1964.

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