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1965 Gibson sg jr.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by nocastermike, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. nocastermike

    nocastermike Tele-Meister

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    I recently purchased this fantastic guitar. The dog ear sounds outrageous,and it cleans up nice when rolled back. Light as a feather. It once had a vibrola on it and the les paul sticker was added by someone. Its a player grade guitar and its unreal. Frets are still great and the neck is not too skinny.its pretty full feeling actually. Its like a lightning bolt in your hands. Big Fun to play. The tone is real sweet and raw. She's a keeper.
     

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  2. -Hawk-

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    Fantastic. Congrats on a great find!
     
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    CK Dexter Haven Friend of Leo's

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    There was one in a shop here for years, also player grade they were demanding a significant up charge as it had the early "LP" graphics. It was one of the best electric guitars I have played. Coming from a wind instrument back ground, I look for guitars that are organic in their response and don't "get in the way" of what your mind and hands are doing. That was one; sounds like yours is similar, enjoy.
     
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    AWESOME!.....back in 1969, I was prowling downtown pawnshops for guitars, and came across one of these, except it was white. Came very close to buying it, but then found a cherry red, double cut 1960 Les Paul Jr, and the owner said he'd sell that for $60, with original faux-alligator case. Still have it. (guitar, sadly not the case) I'll bet your P-90 sounds as incredible as mine.
     
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    lightning bolt in my hands - I've been looking for one of those forever.
     
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    I had a 55 junior for awhile. Foolishy traded it. This is the first guitar i have come across that sounded like it. These are still a great value in the vintage market.
     
  7. Jeff Haddad

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    Early SG's were actually Les Paul guitars - the decal could be original.

    Beautiful guitar!
     
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    Awesome....I bet that P90 screams too!
     
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    Very nice. All the dog ear single pickup designs are wonderful guitars.
     
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  10. Wally

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    Congrats, nocastermike. IF that Les Paul logo is original, that guitar is not from 1965. The Les Paul logo was used only in the first couple of years and was discontinued in1963. Gibson serial numbers from the period from 1963-1975 are notoriously useless in many situations...worse than Fenders. My ‘66 ES-345 has a number that is good for five different years....66’69’or three years out of the 1970’s. The details tell the tale.
    My first electric was a white L.P. Jr. like the one you have there. I traded it in on my ES-345 when I bought it New in June, 1967. I wish I had simply bought the new guitar and kept the Junior. Fwiw, that ‘lightning bolt’ bridge is compensated for a wound G. A Plain G doesn’t work there.
     
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  11. Jerry J

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    By '63 Les Paul and Gibson split ways. So if this is really a '65, it shouldn't be marked as a Les Paul. Les actually despised the SG design.
     
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    i will check the pot codes for dates later today. the decal looks good on there but i think its a silkscreen type. wouldn,t that be incorrect?
     
  13. Wally

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    Yes....silkscreen.....early morning fog hasn’t cleared completely...
     
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    Awesome find! One of my all time favorite guitars!
     
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    Love those things
     
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    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Great guitar, congrats. I've got a '66. It was one of my dream guitars and I'd been chasing one forever, and all it cost me was an American Standard Strat that I didn't really like.

    - D
     
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    Excellent. I'm still looking for one of these to fall into my lap.
     
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    SWEEEEEEEEEEET!
    My money is on LP Jr.....61, 62, 63?
    And...as Wally said...the bridge is compensated for a wound G.
    I didn't think I was a stickler for intonation until I tried one of those bridges with a plain G.
    SKROINK!
     
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  19. Wally

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    Charlie, my L.P Junior played in tune s8nce way back then I was playing flatwounds wth a wound G. It was a revelation when plain G’s came into use, but I didn't like the first ones I tried. Maybe that was on that Junior??? Long time...memory fades. If it was on that Junior, then the intonation would have been one thing that might have bothered me. That first etc was Ernie Ball set....and I have never used them on my guitars since.
     
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    Sweet, maybe ya got one a few years in the other direction? Usually they sell them the other way around!!



    Oh...if it was always that easy. :lol:
     
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