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Gibson SG Custom 1964 SOLD

March 20, 2013
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Comments Here’s a wonderful Gibson SG Custom from 1964. This was the top of the line for electric solidbodies in 1964!

The SG was originally introduced in 1961 as a complete re-design of the Les Paul guitar, which was not selling. However, Les Paul was not entirely thrilled with the design and towards 1963 the Les Paul name started to come off these instruments – partly as Gibson used up their stock of Les Paul branded truss rod covers and decals. By the end of 1963, the instument was known as the SG.

This 1964 example is in excellent original condition. Even the original nut has not been removed – the finish is still intact around it.

Serial Number 268887, built during 1964 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
Pricing $12,999.99 CAD with original case.
Neck Mahogany neck with bound ebony fingerboard. Mother of pearl block position markers, split parallelogram inlay and Gibson logo on headstock.
Frets Original ‘fretless wonder’ type low, narrow frets with minimal wear.
Body Classic SG body, slim with comfort contours.
Finish Original white nitrocellulose lacquer finish in very good condition; very minor chips around edges, and some natural lacquer checking.
Hardware/electronics Original gold hardware in very good condition. Three gold humbuckers, gold tuners, ABR bridge, Maestro Vibrola tailpiece.
Playability/Action This plays really well. At the time these instruments were made, very low and narrow frets were all the rage; this was the ‘fretless wonder’ period.
Case Original hardshell case included.

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