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Finish: Original finish on the body and neck.

Body Material: Mahogany

Body Details: Solid mahogany body. The pickup routes have been modified to allow for humbuckers, and at one point the guitar had a Tuneomatic bridge and stop tailpiece installed. The tailpiece holes have been filled with mahogany plugs, and are covered by the "Custom Made" placard. There are two open screw holes by the bottom strap button from another prior modification. There is also a repaired crack extending from the output jack around the outer wall of the control cavity.

Neck Material: Mahogany

Neck Profile: "D" profile

Neck Thickness (IN): .79" (1st fret), .87" (12th fret)

Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"

Nut Width: 1-5/8"

Scale Length: 24 3/4"

Neck Details: Set-in mahogany neck with bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, and headstock truss rod adjustment. The tuners have been replaced.

Electronics: The pickups have been replaced with 1972 Gibson humbuckers with patent number stickers and embossed covers. The pickups are screwed directly into the body wood, and so height adjustment is limited. Original wiring harness components, with 3-way toggle switch and volume/tone controls for each pickup. The pot codes date to 1961.

Pickup Measurements: 7.6k (neck), 7.6k (bridge)

Hardware: The tuners, nut, and switch tip have been replaced. The pickguard has been modified for humbucker mounting rings.

Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz

Cosmetic Condition: This vintage SG shows nice aging and plenty of authentic wear, with checking and various chips and dings on the body and neck. The edges of the body have finish wear, with heavy buckle rash on the back of the body. There are open screw holes on the bottom edge of the body, and the back of the neck is heavily worn. There is a reglued chip in the headstock just above the low E tuner.

Modifications/Repairs: -Modified pickup routes -Repaired body crack -Pickguard has been cut for humbuckers -Pickups replaced with Gibson embossed pickups -The tuners, nut, and switch tip have been replaced -The body has been drilled for a Tuneomatic and stop tailpiece; the tailpiece holes were plugged and covered -Two open screw holes by the bottom strap button

Serial Number: 36954

Tech Notes: The guitar play well with low action and mild neck relief; the original frets are wide and low with light play wear. The serial number and pot codes date the guitar to 1961.

Case Details: Hardshell Case

Chicago Music Exchange

Chicago Music Exchange

Red Cherry
18 Years
Chicago Music Exchange
Chicago Music Exchange
Chicago, IL
12:45 AM
Monday-Saturday 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. Sunday 11 A.M to 5 P.M.

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3-Day / 15-day Return Policy If you are not completely satisfied with any product, return it for a full refund of the product purchase price, full credit, or exchange of your choice. We give you 3 days from the shipping date on Vintage instruments, and 15 days on New instruments. Credit card returns are issued a credit for purchase price. Refunds are made for product value only, excluding shipping and handling charges. New, Unopened items: You may return most NEW, untouched, unopened items within 15 days of delivery for a full refund. if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.) we'll also pay the return shipping costs. AmEx credit cards: Note that if your order was paid using an AmEx card we may pass on a 3.5% fee of the purchase price to process your refund. Vintage, Used items: We have to evaluate vintage and used guitars, amps, and other items on a case by case basis. We spend a lot of time with you and the item before your purchase to try to avoid any surprises after your purchase. AmEx credit cards: Note that if your order was paid using an AmEx card we may pass on a 3.5% fee of the purchase price to process your refund. You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, we strive to issue your refund sooner. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days). Send your return to: Chicago Music Exchange 3316 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60657 The following items are returnable only if defective OR unopened or unused: strings, harmonicas, microphones, cleaners, polishes, and polishing cloths. Software/soundware, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and videos may be returned for credit only if they are in their original, sealed packaging. If defective, these items will only be exchanged for the same product. For complete details on our guarantees, shipping, and return policies, please contact our Customer Service Department at 773-525-7773; fax us at 773-525-2775; visit our website at, or write us at Chicago Music Exchange, 3316 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.