Gibson / Les Paul SG Standard / 1963 / Cherry / Guitar For Sale

Near mint, 1963 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG all totally correct with correct black / orange hard case. It’s not very often you can say that about an SG from this era…

Classic, last year of the ‘Les Pau’l on the truss rod cover, last year of the sideways pull vibrola and one of the first of the slightly revised neck join with the step on the heel. Hardly any fade at all and still ultra vibrant, even the nickel plating gleams like it is hardly 4 years and belies it’s true 55 year old age. In fact it does look quite remarkable for a 55 year old vintage guitar.

We cannot see a thing out of place here aside from what appears to be an area on the treble side of the fingerboard that has some glue residue from some of the original binding being re-glued. Original virgin solder, 2 x unmolested PAT number pickups (identical to early 60’s PAF’s bar the sticker), all correct hardware which all tally with the remarkable condition this guitar is in. ZERO neck issues, no jack socket crack and a dead straight neck which plays very fast on the original frets that have very little wear. What more could anyone ask for…?

Neck by this period, is starting to get a little meatier so those of you who do not like the slimmer neck profile of the early 60’s types will probably warm to this one a bit better. Weight is very light and it really is a total joy to play.

Take a drool over the photos and have a look at the gleaming condition this beauty is in - there is hardly a mark on it anywhere. It is not totally mint as it does have a small amount of checking but it is, by anyone’s definition, a strong near MINT.

One of the nicest all correct examples we have seen for very long time. I am sure there will be a bit of interest this truly amazing guitar…

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars formally known as Atoyboy Guitars

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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