“SG Special: Two ways new! A lovely new finish in White or Gibson’s Cherry Red… an ultra modern new sculptured shape. Outstanding for its tone, versatility, and low fast action at a modest price.” –the 1964 Gibson catalog
Model: SG Special
Manufacturing Year: 1964, serial 229726
Potentiometer codes: 1376421 (21st week of 1964)
Specifications: Wide 1 11/16″ nut width Weight: 6.5 lbs
Originality: Very nice and original except for era correct Kluson tuners with new aged conversion bushings (previously Schaller tuners) 6 small holes filled on the back of the headstock from previous Schaller tuners replaced screws on the back control cavity plate
Notes: This is a killer playing and sounding example of a classic workhorse electric guitar with no neck or neck joint repairs. It appears to have been factory wired out of phase in the middle position which happened sparingly in the mid 1960s. The case is a hard shell SG shape Gibson branded case from the 1970s.