1965 Gibson SG JR question.

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  1. spirithunter

    spirithunter Member

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    Hello
    I just came across a 1965 Gibson SG JR for $875.00. It's defiantly a player. Tuners were change and the pickup looked original. Neck seem ok.
    I don't see any visible cracks or repairs.
    Needs to be clean up but can be play in current state.
    It was originally $1150.00 a has been sitting for a couple months and now it is down to $875.00.
    My question is should i jump on it for that price?

    Thanks
     
  2. Owl

    Owl V.I.P. Member

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    I'd jump on it at that price, regardless of condition.
     
  3. Texas07R8

    Texas07R8 Senior Member

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    +1 yes sir... I'd be all other that one too.
     
  4. spirithunter

    spirithunter Member

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    Cool! i will shoot down there today and check it out again.:thumb:
    Hopefully my memory served me right about this guitar.

    Thanks
     
  5. spirithunter

    spirithunter Member

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    No go on the 1965 Gibson SG JR...something wasn't right with it to me when i went back to look at it more closely.
    When i asked about the history they(store) told me the owner said it was in a fire and all the plastic melted off and replace it with a metal pick guard and there was some other things with it i did not like.
    Serial number was still visible.
    I passed on it. If it gets down to $400-$450 i might buy then.
    It did play nice.
    On my back home i stop off at another local guitar store and walked away with a sweet Warrior guitar!
    One of the best playing guitars I've ever played. Very very happy with it!:D
     
  6. Huey

    Huey Senior Member

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    snatch that biotch up
     
  7. Johnny V.

    Johnny V. Junior Member

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    I just happened to notice this post. The SG was at our store here in Rochester on consignment. You've heard about "no stories" guitars-this one has lots of stories.

    It was in a fire in the early '70s and all the plastic parts melted or were deformed. It currently has a '70s Dimarzio humbucker, custom made brass pickguard, brass nut, brass truss rod cover, gold tune-o-matic and stop tailpiece and the Gibson logo is gone off the headstock. Here's the good: the serial number is still intact and there are no breaks in the wood.Remember, when all this stuff was done, this was a very low dollar guitar!

    I bought it from the owner last week-not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. I may try to restore it or roll it as is. It does play great.

    Anyway, that's the rest of the story!
     
  8. Marto

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    As David lee Roth would say, "GO AHEAD, JUMP!"
     
  9. Marto

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    Looks like you already jumped. Now give it a ride and enjoy.
     

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