Gibson / SG Junior / 1965 / Cherry Red / Guitar

Taken in a recent p/x, this is a SUPERB vintage original with no breaks 1965 Gibson SG Junior in original cherry red that has the original finish SMALL TYPE 1 pickguard and chrome parts including Vibrola.

This is one of the rare SG’s from this period with no neck breaks or headstock breaks and still plays well It is good condition, there are some dings here and there, some wear marks and some finish checking. The pickguard has the usual shrinkage, is slightly warped and has the usual missing tip.

It has had some other tuners on it at some stage and it looks like there was 4x gemstones on the top part of the headstock as you can just about make out some small feint circles in that area. Frets may have been replace but there is no fingerboard wear so they may have just been dressed.

This is quita a rare, transistional 1965 SG which still has the type 1 small pickguard, the later neck joint, chrome hardware 41mm nut width and a neck profile that is not quite slim taper but also not like the fat 65 necks you usually get. It’s probably one of the last to be made with the small guard.

All electrics are original (pots date early ’65) with a great sounding P-90 pickup. Finish has faded in a few places but it is still a bright cherry red looking almost cardinal or ember red under the right light. All together a great, straight bargain priced vintage Gibson guitar with lots of life left on frets, plays very well too. Serial number is 550629 and weight is a featherweight 3.2Kg
There is no case with this but it will be very well packed for shipping.

Instrument sold

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.

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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