Gibson SG Special Cherry 1962

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson SG Special Cherry 1962

Vintage

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 neck finish with oversprayed body.
Body Material: Mahogany
Body Details: Solid one piece mahogany body. The pickup and control cavities have black shielding paint added, which is under the clear overspray.
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .82" (1st fret), .87" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Set-in mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, and headstock truss rod adjustment.
Electronics: Original Gibson P90 pickups; the leads have been spliced and repaired. Original wiring harness with 3-way toggle switch and volume/tone controls for each pickup. The pot codes date to 1962. The pickup and control cavities have black shielding paint underneath the clear overspray.
Pickup Measurements: 8.1k (neck), 8.0k (bridge)
Hardware: The tuners are non-original Gotoh replacements. The original tuners are included in the case.
Weight: 7lbs 4oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The body has been oversprayed -The tuners have been replaced -The pickup leads have been spliced -Shielding paint in the body cavities.
Case Details: Hardshell Case
Cosmetic Condition: This vintage Gibson SG Special is in great cosmetic condition, with nice aging and signs of use on the glossy finish. The clear oversprayed body has various dents, dings, and light scratches, and both the pickguard and control cavity plate have circular blemishes. The body and neck both have checking, and the back of the neck is worn nicely smooth. The headstock face has circular wear around each tuner shaft, as well as normal wear around the edges.
Serial Number: 78197
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action and optimal neck relief, and the truss rod is adjustable. The original frets are fairly low, with light wear. The serial number and electronics codes date the guitar to 1962.
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