1964 Gibson SG Special + HSC

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At A Glance:
Model: SG Special
Year: 1964
Finish: Cherry
Modifications: Slightly later bridge, good repro knobs
Repairs: Repaired around the jack socket, volume pot replaced, refret & new nut
Weight (kg): 3.01

Case: hardshell
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: Mahogany
Body wood: Mahogany
Tuners: Correct Kluson Double Line
Pickups: 2 x Correct P90
Hardware: Repro bridge
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 3 x Correct 500k CTS, bridge volume replaced

    Santana at Woodstock and Townshend at Leeds, reason enough to take a look at this 1964 Gibson SG Special. And at a weight of just 3.01 Kg no one is going to complain about this.

    This guitar is in great shape. The colour has faded a little but still retains the rich depth that is so synonymous with these finishes. The body has been repaired in a couple of areas. There is a crack that radiates from the jack socket, a common problem, which has been repaired. There is also a superficial crack in the middle of the upper horn. This looks to be cosmetic and does not affect the structural integrity of the guitar. There are a few patches of wear along with a few knocks and bumps.

    Thankfully, there are no neck heel, or headstock cracks or repairs at all..!

    The lacquer on the neck has faded a little into a comfortable surface. There are some knocks on here too though they do not affect the playability of the guitar. The fretboard is in good shape and has been refretted along with a new nut.  The headstock has a few marks but nothing too serious. The tuners are correct.

    The plastics are in good shape, the pickguard hasn’t warped or cracked and the pickup covers are all intact. The knobs are very good reproductions.

    The bridge is a slightly later lighting bolt type with the correct compensation for modern strings. 

    Electronically, the bridge volume pot has been replaced but everything else looks correct. Most solder joints are untouched and the pot codes are week 11 of 1964.

    The guitar comes with a hardshell case.

    Sonically this guitar is so much more than a ‘student’ guitar. The neck is full bodied and clear with the bridge delivering that raw tone that we just itch for in an SG. A great rock n roll machine. The neck is so comfortable being a classic, favoured 1964 profile and reassuringly full, just inviting you to play anywhere.

    We love SGs here at ATB Guitars and to have a Special is always a treat. If your thing is there’s horned beasts then you need this one in your collection.

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