Gibson SG Junior 1965 Cherry 1 11/16″ nut

$ 6595.00

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The SG Jr is right up near the top of my Gibson favorite list, and I know I’m not alone.  There isn’t a lighter, more comfortable guitar to play that has the gnarly tone you get here.  The guitar weighs just 5 pounds, 12 ounces!

In 1965, Gibson changed their guitars drastically by reducing the nut width by 2/16″.  This guitar made it out just before the cutoff.  Later 1965 examples are still amazing guitars, but the value of the earlier ’65 Jrs and their predecessors is much greater than the latter.  

The guitar is all original with the exception of a re-fret.  It has less than wear than many and more than some.  The color is strong – you will often see these fade out to a more walnut shade.  The Brazilian rosewood board is rich and dark.  Frets are in reasonably good shape and are not imminently in need of replacement.

The neck joint appears in pictures to have been subject to some stress but, as you can see in the pictures, there are no cracks.  The trick with these is to look under the pickguard where the neck tenon is clearly visible.  

We were able to get it set up very easily as the truss rod is functional with plenty of room for adjustment and the neck is true with no issues.

Overall this is a great looking, amazing sounding Jr with all the mojo you want without the issues you see on so many examples.

SKB style hardshell case included.

Color: Heritage Cherry
Weight: 5lbs 12.3ozs
Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood
Inlays: MOP dots
Frets: Original
Fret count: 22
Nut material: Bone
Nut width: 1 5/8″
Scale: 24.75″
Radius: 12″
Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.78″
Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.97″
Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1.25mm
Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 1.5mm
String gauge: .010-.46″
Hardware: Chrome
Bridge Pickup: 8.44k OEM Gibson P90
Tuners: Original
Pots: Original
Case: OHSC
Notes: Re-fretted