New owner of a 1964 SG Special

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  1. gabriel427

    gabriel427 Member

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    Hello everyone, so after a hell of a week I finally got a "new" vintage guitar. I scrolled across this on ebay last week and no one had bid or bought it so I messaged the seller asking to take $100 off and he accepted the offer. For $700 even, I was able to obtain something i have been dreaming about since I was in junior high! Still need to buy new electronics and knobs. Other than that, NO cracks or breaks of any kind!!!! tell me what you think, did i strike oil? 20180124_122431.jpg 20180124_122436.jpg
     
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    gibsonguitar1988 Senior Member

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    Looks a lot different than my 1964 Gibson SG Special...not sure what model that is. Regardless, HNGD.
     
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    Nice! Can you show the neck heel photo? I wonder where did the neck binding go, will you refinish it and put P90s back in?
     
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    I might be wrong, but I thought 1964 SG Special had

    a) Scratchplate (Looks like there are screwholes on your SG though)
    b) P 90
    c) Wraparound Bridge
    d) Fretboard Binding



    Maybe somebody has more insight? HNGD anyways:)
     
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    this one has no binding but it does have an early SG heel. number is stamped on. had p90s but was routed. it did have a pickguard. i will add another. originally had a bigsby but was removed. i will possibly refinish it in polaris white. 15168690487261192342560.jpg 15168690767471195291810.jpg
     
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    CaptainT Senior Member

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    +1 for polaris white

    I love that colour on SGs!
     
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    i also plan to match the headstock since no one does that. i want it to have gold hardware as well. i want to restore the sharpness to the contours. i want it to look like it came down from heaven!
     
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    CaptainT Senior Member

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    This 1962 SG Junior is located at my local Vintage guitar dealer and I am drooling over it everytime I see it:)
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    omg that is lovely!
     
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    CaptainT Senior Member

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    Yes, but it is $ 4700.-, which equals $ 5844.-.

    A bit too much for me at the moment, but a stunning guitar:)

    I am looking forward to seeing pics of yours when finished in white:)
     
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    thank you it will be the most beautiful SG you will ever see!
     
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  12. Kevin James

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    Cool SG. It's not a 64 though. Could be late 65 or early to mid 66. The narrow nut did not come in until late 65 so I am quite positive this is not a 64. But honestly, who cares... it's still a cool guitar and as long as you love it, it shouldn't matter.
     
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    I'm not sure how do you see the nut is not 1"11/16, it also surely had binding before so the neck might have been sanded thinner.
     
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    thank you i was told it was a 64 but i honestly had no clue.
     
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    it feels like it came that way from the factory it still has the original fret markers and compared to my duo sonic i believe it has a brazilian board
     
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    Looks Brazilian to me as well. Note however that the fret markers are drilled through the binding and into the wood. (I just have a disassembled very early '65 on my desk)
     
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    I've just had a lot of early 60's SG's in my hand and my eyes tell me that is not the wide 1 11/16 version. In addition it has a corian nut which came in with the narrow width. Lastly, the OP stated in another thread that this guitar "has a super narrow nut" which confirms what my eyes already told me.
     
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    I'd like to find out as much as i can about this SG. i believe it has to be 64 or 65 given the evidence
     
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    Can you show us the electronics cavity? a '64 to early '65 would have a "small" one while a later '65 and on would have a less carved out one.
     
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    I see, I didn't see the other thread. I don't think the nut is original though - look how shallow it is.
     

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