1965 Gibson SG Special

John Shults

Posted on August 08 2019

Gibson SG Special electric guitar vintage 1965

This vintage 1965 Gibson SG Special came through the shop a few years ago. It was a fine sounding vintage electric guitar and a joy to play. I'm always looking for clean vintage Gibson guitars so please contact me to sell a vintage Gibson guitar.

Gibson's solid body electric guitar line in the 1960s consisted of five trim levels for essentially the same guitar body: Junior, TV, Special, Standard and Custom. The Special was outfitted with a pair of P-90 pickups, dot fret board inlays, neck binding, and attractive pearl Gibson logo on the headstock. Vintage Gibson P-90 pickup fanatics have long since enjoyed the Special's tone, playability, and affordable vintage price point.

This late 1965 Gibson SG Special has survived in very nice condition and is ready to be played. All parts are original to the guitar except for an updated (larger) pickguard, tremolo arm bushing/screw, and replacement case. This guitar shows no signs of prior breaks or repairs. The frets show little wear and appear to have a full life ahead of them. The guitar weighs 6 lbs 15 oz and the nut width is exactly 1 77/128"s (40.61mm) according to my digital calipers.

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