NGD: 1965 Pelham Blue SG Junior

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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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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.

Nice one bud!
 

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

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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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.

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

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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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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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