Gibson SG Custom Polaris White 1964

Solid Body Electric Guitar with Ebony Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson SG Custom Polaris White 1964

The Richard Fortus Collection

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 call to speak to one of our experts.
Finish Details: Original, has been buffed
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Body Details: Solid mahogany body
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Neck Profile: Medium C
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st - 0.81" 12th - 0.95"
Fingerboard Radius: 9.50" to
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Glossy mahogany neck with bound ebony fingerboard and pearloid block inlays
Electronics: Original Gibson patent no. pickups in neck middle, and bridge positions. The solder points on the back of all three pickups have been touched up. Controls include a 3-way toggle switch and volume and tone pots for the neck and bridge pickups. The middle position adds the middle pickup to the bridge pickup. The wiring has been touched up as the harness was likely removed to buff the body finish. The pot codes date to 1964.
Pickup Measurements: Neck - 7.39kΩ Middle - reading not available due to wiring scheme Bridge - 9.12kΩ
Hardware: -original tuners, bridge, and tailpiece -a second thumbwheel has been added to the bass side bridge post for stability -strap locks have been installed
Weight: 8 lbs 8 oz
Modifications/Repairs: -finish has been buffed -crack in the body around the output jack has been repaired and is stable -pickup covers have been resoldered -wiring harness has been touched up -second thumbwheel has been added to the bass side bridge post -strap locks have been installed
Case Details: Original hardshell case has some wear but is in good condition
Cosmetic Condition: This guitar has moderate play wear and has aged beautifully. The headstock, neck, and body have scratches, dings, and finish checking. The finish on the neck and body has been buffed to a glossy sheen. There is a visible, repaired crack around the output jack that extends around to the back of the body. The plating on the tuners is tarnished and chipped in a few spots. The rest of the hardware has typical tarnish for a guitar of this age.
Serial Number: 168664
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and optimal neck relief. The frets are of medium height, appear to have been dressed at some point, and show little sign of play wear. The serial number and pot codes date this guitar to 1964.

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