|Serial Number||304173, built 1965.|
|Pricing||$6500 CDN with original case No Longer Available|
|Neck||Honduras mahogany with bound rosewood fingerboard. Mother of pearl Gibson logo inlay on headstock; pearloid markers; some finger wear on fingerboard; this guitar has been played over the years! The neck joint is solid and the headstock has never been broken.|
|Frets||22 original medium frets, with some wear.|
|Body||Honduras mahogany contoured body. Long ago the output jack panel on the top broke and was repaired; this was a common occurrence on these guitars.|
|Finish||Original nitrocellulose cherry lacquer finish in good shape. Some buckle wear on the back.|
|Hardware/electronics||Two patent number pickups without covers; original nickel-plated Maestro Vibrola with original arm; Tune-a-Matic bridge with nylon saddles to aid tuning stability when using the vibrato; two volumes, two tones, output jack and pickup selector on top in control array. Original 5-ply pickguard is somewhat buckled. Tuning gears (originally Kluson models) have been replaced with aesthetically similar Gibson Deluxe tuners with plastic keystone buttons.|
|Playability/Action||Plays cleanly at a standard action height.|
|Case||Original case included.|
|Comments||The Gibson SG has been a workhorse guitar since its introduction in 1961. This 1965 example is in pretty good shape considering its age, plays well and sounds great. The Vibrola works well.|
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