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Not all guitars look good in Pelham Blue but the SG is certainly one that does. Too bad they didn't make very many. This one is really nicely refinished-there is not a trace of red to be found. Even the checking looks authentic (and it may be, this wasn't done yesterday). But it's a refinish and refinishes get the obligatory 40% reduction in value. But consider this-the pickups are early patents-purple enamel coated wire windings. These are identical to late PAFs so the pickups alone are worth $2500-$3000. No sign of a rewind. The serial number is gone but the neck profile is clearly early 65 (same a 64) and the pot codes are 65. Wide nut was gone by mid 65, so we know it can't be later than that. Personally, I'll take a Bigsby B5 over a Maestro any day and this SG has the less common Bigsby. It's a terrific player. It has no signs of any repairs and that can be a problem with opaque refinished guitars. The tenon is intact and shows no sign of disturbance. The headstock also shows no sign of any work. There are no stress cracks in the cutaways or at the neck join (common on all SGs) which is another sign that the neck has never been repaired. There are a few changed parts: The tuners are not original-they are later 60's. The bridge is a Gibson no wire repro. The truss cover is old but not original. The upper strap pin has been moved slightly to the treble side-no idea why. Surprisingly, the guitar has its original frets in very good shape. Everything else looks right. No serial number visible. Excellent player, a great looker and killer tone. Original case in fair to good shape.

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1965
Gibson
Very Good
Pelham Blue
Original Hard
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Charles Gelber
203 858 0098
Kent, CT
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Buyer pays for shipping and insurance. Shipping is based on actual cost for Ground. Overnight and 2 day is additional. International shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Delivery in New York City (Manhattan) is sometimes available or pick up at my store in Kent, CT.

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