1963 SG Jr. Best ever guitar for me!!

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  1. Richard

    Richard Member

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    1963, Cherry finish without any decolorization, Hardly any play-ware. A few dings in the body. Gator case, Hangtag, no fret-ware, featherlight resonant, baseball bat, Brazilian rosewood, fat P90, original wraparound bridge (soon to be replaced by Mojoaxe lightning bolt because of intonation of plain G string) , shrinking pick-guard.... Sound, sound, sound, sound........
     

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    That's about as clean as they come. Congrats! Fantastic guitar.
     
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    That is a beauty !

    A nice Mojoaxe for it ?

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    Extra mint SG Junior , congrats.
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    This tailpiece don' t fit Richard' s SG my friend .
     
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    That is all you need! Beautiful.
     
  7. Richard

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    I ordered this one ;-)
     

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    Great !
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    That is a Mint Condish SG Junior!

    MojoAxe makes a great wraparound bridge IMO. I have one on my '58 Reissue LP Junior DC and could not be any happier. Intonates perfectly up and down the entire neck.
     
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    Note the angle of the bridge in relation to the bridge pickup pictured below.

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    1961-62: Uncompensated Wraparound, no lightning bar.
    Bridge is angled in relation to the pickup.

    1963-65: Compensated Wraparound with lightning bar.
    Bridge is parallel in relation to the pickup.

    Not pictured
    1966-1971: Same bridge as 1963-65.
    Transition to batwing in 1966.
     
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    Beautiful junior!
    I have a 63 as well, and went with a Mojoaxe bridge and pickguard too. ( I still have the originals) Great stuff.
     
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    Very cool Jr! I bet she roars! :cool:
     
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    Sometimes, I can be a superficial conservative. But these single P90 guitars are the guitars making the conservative inside me creepy after I saw so many single P90 beasts.

    HNGD and Merry Christmas :cheers:
     
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    That thing looks brand new. Wow.
     
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    I own many guitars and one of them is a 1996 Parker fly. It was the most Low weight guitar i've ever played until i got this beauty. It is acoustically the loudest guitar I have. It is louder than my Gretsch 5120 semi!! Plugged into a Marshall origin 50 is just pure magic! Yes, i'm very lucky now!
     
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    That is one lovely guitar! SG Juniors are great. My '65 is a bit of a beater, but I'm sure there must be magic living in that old P90.
     
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    Just installed a Mojoaxe bridge (Aged nickel).
    Intonation and radius is spot-on! WOW!
     
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    +1 for the Mojoaxe bridge - I put them on all my wrapovers including my 63 Junior.

    Your's must be later in the year than mine cos mine's got the Les Paul silkscreen logo on the headstock.

    Mine's original and in pretty good condition but not much red pigment left. Your's is fantastically unfaded:smile:.
     
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    This one was probably stored in it's case for a long period. The colour looks really good :-)
     
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    Nice find, congrats! I have a less clean '63 LP/SG Jr that I would put up against any but the best sounding bursts. Unfortunately, I need to get it refretted and I don't play it as much as I used to.
     

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