Gibson / SG Special / 1964 / Cherry / Guitar For Sale

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.

ATB Guitars, UK  

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