Gibson SG Special 1961

Solid Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson SG Special 1961

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.
Summary
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Body Details: Solid one piece mahogany body
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .77" (1st fret), .85" (10th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00" to
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Set-in mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard and dot inlays
Electronics: Original Gibson P90 pickups and wiring harness, with 3-way toggle selector switch and volume/tone controls for each pickup. A couple solder joints have been touched up. The pot codes date to 1961.
Pickup Measurements: 8.2k (neck), 8.6k (bridge)
Hardware: The tuners, strap buttons, and bridge have been replaced. The original strap buttons, bridge thimbles, and bridge studs are included; the original 3-on-a-plate tuners have not been included, but he case contains a set of vintage double-ring Kluson tuners.
Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz
Modifications/Repairs: The tuners, bridge/bridge hardware, and strap buttons have been replaced. A few solder joints in the wiring harness have been touched up.
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar shows moderate play wear, consistent with its age; the finish is glossy with checking and small blemishes throughout. The back of the body has moderate buckle rash, and the edges of the body have numerous small dings. The back of the neck has small marks and finish checking; the footprint of the original tuner plates is visible on the back of the headstock, along with open screw holes.
Serial Number: 25639
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and light neck relief; the frets are wide and low with minor wear. The bridge is bottomed out against the body, but the guitar plays comfortably. The pot codes and serial number date the guitar to 1961.

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