Description

Yeah, buddy! Here we have an amazing sounding SG Standard from 1966 that would love to find its forever home. We love SGs from the 60s and this one doesn’t disappoint. Patent decal humbuckers that totally rip. CTS pots dated 46th week of 1965.

This SG has a slim neck profile and its original frets are still in fine shape. Has an ABR-1 with nylon saddles and a classic Lyre Vibrola tail piece. Original double ring Kluson tuners. Has the small pickguard ala early 1966 models. Basically everything a player wants in a mid 60s SG.

Condition is very good overall but it does have a professionally repaired headstock crack (not a full break) which we often see on Gibsons in this era. The back of the headstock was painted black possibly at the time of the repair. There is considerable finish checking on the black paint, so it might be an original factory stinger that was just carefully touched up during the repair. Hard to say for sure, but factory stingers were rare so we’re assuming it was a later addition.

No other repairs or breaks, and otherwise totally original. Sharp looking guitar with lots of cool finish checking and a smattering of play wear commensurate with a vintage guitar that someone used but took great care of. At any rate, this SG is priced to reflect the headstock repair so you can get this great vintage guitar without paying the full collectable premium.

DETAILS
Year: 1966

Make: Gibson

Model: SG Standard

Serial: 553310

Case: Modern Hardshell Case

Weight: 7 pounds 14 ounces

Condition: Very Good (with repaired headstock crack)

Modifications: Professional headstock crack repair; likely non-original stinger

Comments: A beautiful example of an SG from the mid-sixties that will thrill you down to your toes.

Thunder Road Guitars PDX

Thunder Road Guitars PDX

1966
Gibson
Very Good
Cherry Red
Hard
$7,999
Thunder Road Guitars PDX
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