Vintage Gibson SG Standard Cherry 1966


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What makes this guitar special:  An excellent playing, true vintage SG Standard with gorgeous looks & superb tone.  The guitar is a dynamite player with a marvelous natural resonance.  The original humbuckers sound fantastic with warm, rich tones & sustain that lasts for days.   Overall the guitar has a wonderful vibe to it & has been professionally set up by the experts at Cream City Music, so it plays & sounds fantastic!

Cosmetic Condition:  Used, but not abused, with typical play wear for a guitar that's over 50 years old. Various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches, weather checking & some finish wear.  The previous owner stamped a series of numbers into the base of the neck heel, most likely his social security number, which was a typical thing to do at the time.  Overall the guitar has a wonderful, true vintage look to it with a beautiful patina.

Neck:  Slender profile, one-piece mahogany neck with nicely aged cream binding & black side-dots.  Beautiful Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl trapezoid inlays.  Original frets show some wear, but have plenty of life in them.  The guitar was previously fitted with Schaller tuners, however, period-correct Kluson Deluxe tuners are now on the guitar.  All the tuners are in perfect working condition.  1 9/16" nut width; 24 3/4" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod is in perfect working condition.

Body:  Contoured, solid mahogany body.  Lyre-engraved Maestro tremolo tailpiece.  ABR-1 bridge with nylon saddles.  5-ply, small black pickguard is in great shape with no cracks.  Guitar weighs 7 lbs 5.6 oz

Electronics:  Gibson Pat No humbuckers with black bezels.  Bridge - 8.33K ohms; Neck - 8.27K ohms.  Dual volume & one controls with black 'top hat' knobs; 3-way toggle switch.  Pots date to '65 & all electronics are in perfect working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.