NVGD: '64 SG Standard

Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by knutfin, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. knutfin

    knutfin Junior Member

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    Got this one last week, and have spent some time playing it. It is such a fantastic guitar. Super easy to play, very resonant, no dead frets and the pat# is seriously amazing.
    It has seen some use and has a fair bit of chips and dings, and the neck heel cracked somewhere along the line. I really don't mind, since the fix is nice and solid, and it's also the reason why I could afford it.
    Other than that it's all original, including the case, except for a refret and missing outer tuner rings.

    It weighs in at 6,6 lbs, pickups is 8,6k (bridge) and 7,7 (neck). Pots are dated to autumn '63. Serial: 155964

    I'm pretty sure this is a stayer, and it will be used a lot.


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  2. bossaddict

    bossaddict Premium Member

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    That looks fantastic! Congrats!

    Are the knobs reflectors without the inserts or top hats?
     
  3. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    AWW YEAH.


    Chrome Lyre cover?:hmm:




    (Switch Tip is supposed to be WHITE, btw...)
     
  4. knutfin

    knutfin Junior Member

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    Thanks!


    Yes, it appears they are missing the inserts. Didn't notice it at first. It's helpful to have a new set of eyes on it:)
     
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  5. knutfin

    knutfin Junior Member

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    No, it's the original nickel one, but it looks shinier on the photos than in real life.

    Aha, I see. Maybe I'll replace it with a historical correct one sometime. I kinda dig the yellow switch tip, though.
     
  6. Prahlad Strickland

    Prahlad Strickland Junior Member

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    Love the grind on those guitars, the perfect breakup
     
  7. PermissionToLand

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    Beautiful. The Cherry on the originals was much nicer than the Faded Cherry on the Historics.
     
  8. Chasin' Note

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    8.6K bridge pickup?? Is it an original patent number humbucker? Have it been rewind before?
     
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  9. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Beaut!
     
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  10. Travis19

    Travis19 Senior Member

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    Holy smokes! That's a mighty fine guitar. Congrats and have fun!
     
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  11. knutfin

    knutfin Junior Member

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    Yes, original pat. number. Never been rewound afaik. I read somewhere that higher output like that could occur among the pat. numbers too, though.
     
  12. knutfin

    knutfin Junior Member

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    Yes agreed. I love the brownish tint in the color.
     
  13. Slick

    Slick Senior Member

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    Looks fab, congrats :thumb:
     
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  14. SingeMonkey

    SingeMonkey Senior Member

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    '64 with a maestro is my dream SG. Just perfect.
     
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  15. Mitchey75

    Mitchey75 Senior Member

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    Really a great SG - congrats :thumbs:
     
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  16. gibsonguitar1988

    gibsonguitar1988 Senior Member

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    Very nice!
     
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  17. Slash Rothstein

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    6.6 pounds w/a maestro.??that's a featherweight. NICE!

    What is the neck carve like?
     
  18. knutfin

    knutfin Junior Member

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    Yeah, and very nice balanced.

    The neck is an oval C. It not the fattest neck, but it's a handful.
     

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