NGD: 1965 Pelham Blue SG Junior

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  1. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    Many of you might have seen this when jojosoda posted it in the classifieds, but for those that didn't, I thought I would share it here as the new owner.

    It's a '65 SG Junior with factory custom color. As with many '65s, it's got a mixture of specs - earlier 1 11/16" nut width, but later features such as chrome studs/vibrola with a nickel bridge and I think IRW fretboard. I posted in another thread that it's neck is similar to my '64 SG Junior (which is pretty chunky), but after spending more time with it, this neck is one of the larger ones that I own. The P-90 is really sweet sounding and rolling the tone most or all of the way down gives a great cocked wah sound. I'm not a hater of the vibrola like many, but I do love the wraptail feel, so I've removed the arm/comb for now.

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  2. djjagdish

    djjagdish Senior Member

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    Wow - really cool piece for the arsenal!
     
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  3. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    My ex-early '65 274XXXX Junior had all chrome..I have to say chrome is more earlier '65 than later...137 65 04 pots...(that's pretty damn early!:D)
    Wide nut too. Braz board on mine.
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    Nice one bud!
     
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  4. deadlyweasel

    deadlyweasel Silver Supporter

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    Man that looks awesome! I recently refinished my 67' Jr pelham blue! Hope it ages and looks as cool as this one!
     
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  5. bsteff666

    bsteff666 Senior Member

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    Very nice. I had my eye on that one. Congrats.
     
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  6. Guitarhack

    Guitarhack Senior Member

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    That is stunning.
     
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  7. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Senior Member

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    Gorgeous. But a Jr. with a bound neck?!
     
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  8. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    Thanks. The Polaris White Juniors from this era pretty much always have this kind of faux binding, which is really just the paint extended up onto the fretboard edges. This one has a similar thing happening with its white primer/undercoat. Most of the Pelham Blue Juniors that I've seen (online) don't have it, but this one was done that way for whatever reason.
     
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  9. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Senior Member

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    Now that you mention, I played a white '63 Jr. once and I remember noticing that. And boy, if it wasn't one of the nicest guitars I've ever played (and heard). Enjoy, man.
     
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  10. SingeMonkey

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    It's a beauty. Perfect aged pelham blue.
     
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  11. Mitchey75

    Mitchey75 Senior Member

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    Very nice SG - congrats!! :thumb:
     
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  12. gibsonguitar1988

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    KILLER!
     
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  13. none2low

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    Congrats!! My absolute favorite color on a SG. Something looks so right about Pelham blue and SG's
     
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  14. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Junior Member

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    Nice looking guitar!!!
     
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  15. J-Dizzle

    J-Dizzle Senior Member

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    That SG is hot!
     
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  16. WayneLawKid

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    Wow. Just wow. Now I have that Pelham Blue SG itch...
     
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    I’m a little late to the party, but congrats on that absolutely stunning SG.

    Excellent photography!

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    Sweet congrats!
     
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  19. Lightningflash

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    Dude, that thing is bad ass! I love it.
     
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  20. bossaddict

    bossaddict @david.beason on IG Premium Member

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    Thanks again, everyone. Since this got bumped again, I'll post a composite image that I put together, because I'm a dork.

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