Gibson SG Special Black Refin 1965

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson SG Special Black Refin 1965

Vintage

Description & Specs

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Finish Details: The body and neck have been fully refinished, aside from possibly the headstock face.
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .80" (1st fret), .98" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 11.00"
Nut Width: 1-1/2"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Set-in mahogany neck with bound rosewood fretboard and dot inlays. The neck has been refretted, and it appears the fingerboard radius changed from 12" to 11" during the refret. A portion of the neck binding at the bass side of the heel also appears to have been reglued.
Electronics: The guitar has been converted from P90s to humbuckers, and has a Gibson patent number neck pickup and Manlius Landmark PAF-style bridge pickup. The original pickups have not been included. The wiring harness appears original, although a few solder joints have been touched up. The pickup solder lug on the bridge volume pot has broken off at some point, although a solder connection can still be made. The visible pickup codes date to 1965,.
Pickup Measurements: 9.4k (neck), 10.3k (bridge)
Hardware: Much of the hardware appears to have been replaced, including the bridge, tailpiece, tuners, and knobs. The original vibrato tailpiece was changed out for a stopbar tailpiece, and the original mounting holes are still visible. At one point the tuners had a large washer, and there is an imprint of this visible around the current tuner bushings. None of the original hardware has been included.
Modifications/Repairs: -The body and neck have been refinished -The neck has been refretted, and a portion of the neck binding has been reglued -The body has been converted from P90 to humbucker pickup cavities prior to the refinish -The body has been converted to a stopbar tailpiece and the original vibrato tailpiece has been removed -Much of the hardware has been replaced, including the bridge, tailpiece, tuners, and knobs
Case Details: Hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The body and neck have been fully refinished, aside from possible the headstock face. The refinish shows wear in many spots, and some irregularities including runs/drips and finish sinking into wood pores. The body has numerous small dings and scratches on the front; the back of the body shows considerable buckle rash and several additional dings. The headstock face shows quite a bit of finish wear as well, with numerous dings and chips. There is some finish chipping around the tuner holes, as well as imprints from tuners with a larger washer that were previously installed.
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and minor neck relief; the guitar is currently set up with 10s. The frets are wide and tall with minor wear. The visible pot codes date to 1965; the serial number has been obscured by the refinish. The pot codes, original pickup configuration, body shape and style, and vibrato tailpiece date the guitar to 1965.
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