Gibson SG Junior Identification Help

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  1. Neylus

    Neylus Senior Member

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    Hi there,

    I've got an eye on a beautiful 60's SG Junior, but the seller is not 100% of the year it was made. I've got some pics and a serial number so I'd appreciate if anyone could help on this one!

    He also says the nut width is 1 9/16 which I believe must be post-1965, but the pots (that may have been changed for some reason) are dated from 1961 (number 134 61 20).

    Serial number is 26812.

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  2. slug_maine

    slug_maine Senior Member

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    I think those were actually called a Les Paul Jr.
     
  3. Neylus

    Neylus Senior Member

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    That's what I thought too, but you can see on the picture the "Les Paul" writing on the headstock is missing, and I think they wrote Les Paul from '61 to '63 ?
     
  4. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Slanted bridge is ended in mid '62. The Les Paul Junior script probably wore off over the years, as it was screen printed OVER the finish.

    SN# is a 1961. The pot codes would be on the side of the pot. (which you say are 134 61 20)..so mid '61 is a safe bet.

    I'd remeasure the nut width...
     
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    BA-CHEE Senior Member

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    Not an expert here , ... but is that the correct font type and size for the serial number ? :hmm:
     

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