Gibson SG Junior 1965 Cherry

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Gibson SG Junior Cherry 1965

Gibson SG Junior in Cherry finish made in 1965. This guitar is all original with the exception of an upgraded bone nut. The guitar features a solid one piece mahogany body, one-piece mahogany neck and Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Equipped with the original Gibson single-coil P-90 Dog-Ear pickup with black cover in the bridge position. Controlled by 1-volume, 1-tone knob control with top hat reflector knobs. The 24.75″ scale length neck has mother of pearl dot inlays inlays and 22 original frets with a deep U shape neck profile. The hardware is comprised of Kluson Deluxe double-line tuning machines, a bone nut, a ‘lightning bolt’ compensated bridge and Gibson maestro vibrato tailpiece/arm, with a 3-ply black/white pickguard.

This SG’s original cherry finish has no touch up paint, over spray, cracks or repairs to the body, neck or headstock. The original pots date to 1965 and the original solder joints are all still intact and unmolested. The original hardware is in great condition with minimal pitting or wear and everything functions as it should.

The body has a well-loved heavy patina look with a worn and checked finish surface scratches, dings, dents, and belt-buckle rash (see photos). There have also been two strap buttons installed and then removed on the lower inside horn and the upper side of the bottom of the body indicating a possible left handed player at some point in the guitar’s life. The side dots on the neck have been indented and the edge of the body has a lot of finish worn away (see photos). The frets and freatboard have divots with some indentations although the guitar still plays very well and all notes on all strings ring out.

Despite the heavy patina there are no cracks, repairs or integral damages to the guitar. The guitar has a very nice weight to it and it sounds open incredible.

Guitar is freshly setup and restrung with 10-46 strings and includes aftermarket Epiphone hardshell case.


  • Make: Gibson
  • Model: SG
  • Sub-Model: Junior
  • Year: 1965
  • Finish: Cherry
  • Finish Type: Nitrocellulose
  • Country: USA
  • Serial #: #284005
  • Weight: 5lbs 13.0oz.
  • Body Shape: SG
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: One-Piece Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Neck Joint: Set Neck
  • Neck Wood: One-Piece Mahogany
  • Finger Board: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Neck Radius: 12″
  • Neck Profile: Deep U Shape
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot Inlays
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16″
  • Nut: Bone
  • Frets: 22 Original
  • Bridge Pickup: P-90 Dog-Ear With Black Cover
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White
  • Pots: 1-Volume, 1-Tone
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Deluxe with Oval Heads
  • Bridge: ‘lightning bolt’ compensated bridge and Gibson Maestro vibrato tailpiece/arm
  • Knobs: Top Hat Reflector
  • String Gauge: 10-46
  • Case: Aftermarket Epiphone Hardshell Case


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