Gibson 1965 SG Standard Cherry Red
The Gibson SG, now a steady icon in the world of vintage guitars, was originally received with a less than warm welcome from its original namesake, Les Paul. In 1963, Les (for any number of highly speculated reasons) requested that Gibson cancel his contract and remove his name from the now pointy and angular solid body guitar that previously bore his name, and so officially (though the guitar was launched in 1961), the SG was born.
SG's, standing for Solid Guitar, are certainly that: solid. The editions from 1964 and 1965, the latter being the year of this ridiculously clean example, are known for their thicker necks, nylon saddles, and Maestro Vibrolas, introduced in 1963, replacing the universally hated Sideways Vibrolas of 1961 onward.
This example is, well, perfect. Everything is original, from the tuners down the case. The hardware is in incredible condition, with almost no markings or corrosion. The pickups, original Patent Sticker humbuckers, are clear, chimey and throaty, with a perfect hint of sweetness. The finish is near perfect, with marks you'd expect from a guitar ten years old, not fifty-eight.
Professionally inspected and set up by our trained techs.
Serial #325175 comes w/OHSC