Picked up a cool '63 SG Junior

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  1. sosomething

    sosomething Member

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    I rescued this baby from my local GC, believe it or not. Verified the features and serial with Gibson to confirm this is a late '63 SG Junior. The tuners and bridge were changed before I got my hands on it, but it's a player for sure so I think I'll keep it this way. The modifier did a good job, though. Even doweled the original screw holes. This one never had a Vibrola. Everything else is original.

    Resonates like a tuning fork and the P-90 is rude as hell. I think I'm in love. Also - can anyone tell me if this finish used to be cherry? Gibson didn't offer a brown finish on these as far as I know - only cherry and the TV finishes. It's brown as hell now, though.

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  2. yanquii

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    That has been my dream guitar ever since I laid my eyes on one. The color is perfect. Congrats.
     
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    I agree, that deep cherry can mellow out to a brick red/brown. Looks like a nice purchase, I think I remember you said you got a really hot deal on it. (I'm jealous!)
     
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    Is this Jim?

    Watch the prices on those Melody Makers climb now...
     
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    the TRUE '63 has the tone and volume knobs in BLACK

    so you better send it to me

    PM me and I'll give you my address

    :RoCkIn
     
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    Congrats guys,

    Pointy horns and P-90's, ...GOOD!:AOK

    Here's my '61 I found off craigslist last month:
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    That's sweet..meant to be played...enjoy! :JAM
     
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    Man, those 2 SG's just scream rock 'n roll to me.
    Nice scores, guys!
     
  9. Jim Jones

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    Nice! What are the neck profiles like on those SG Jr.s...I've never had the pleasure of trying one out.

    Jim
     
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    The neck on mine has a wide/thin 60's Gibson shape. I like big necks, but my SG is still very comfortable for me to play.
     
  11. sosomething

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    Mine is the 60's Gibson shape as well. It's not exactly slim - I find it very comfortable. The guitar came to me set-up beautifully and I've not had to adjust anything - it probably helped make my decision a lot easier in the store.

    By the way, thanks everyone for the info and such. I've never owned a vintage guitar before, but now I can definitely say I "get it." Little details, right? Out of curiosity, I had the pickguard off last night, scoping things out. Let me just say that they certainly didn't set the neck of my '95 Special like they did back in 1963.


    PS - I love the cigarette burn next to the tone knob on that '61 Special.
     

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