61 Jr. road warrior incoming

Kinghat

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I previously bought an all original 63 Jr that I absolutely love, and last week I found a 61 on ebay that I couldn't pass up. It's been converted to neck and bridge humbucker and had the headstock broke twice, but I'm hoping it's solid and playable. I will have to rob a few of my other guitars for parts, but I expect to love this thing when it's all said and done.

Pics are in the ebay auction link

1961 Gibson SG Jr Handyman's Special | eBay
 

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Looks interesting, keep us posted on what you end up doing...
 

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Got it in Friday from fedex. I spent all day Saturday loading it with WCR Betset pickups, RS Guitarworks 500k Superpot, .015 Emerson cap and CTS 500k tone pot. I used a Creamtone ABR-1 bridge and featherweight tailpiece. I still need to cut a rear cavity cover. I kind of want to convert the tuners back to a lighter type. I have some old correct three on a plate white knob tuners that I may use, but I'm a little worried about jacking with the headstock any.

















I pulled an anchor up so I could run a better ground wire than they previously had. Looks like someone used pretty good stuff when they converted it to tune-o-matic.
 

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Thats awesome. I love the single volume and tone. So the headstock is solid?
 

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Thats awesome. I love the single volume and tone. So the headstock is solid?


I played it during worship service at the church I play at and it seemed rock solid. Just hideous, lol
 

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Nice Save, that looks killer, Congrats & enjoy :cheers:
 

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Nice work. I would think a luthier could sort out that missing chunk of wood in the headstock if you wanted to go to the trouble. Bet it sounds great. :thumb:
 

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