Legit 1968 SG Junior?

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  1. nico1975

    nico1975 Active Member

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    Hi everyone, I’ve found this SG for sale at a good price (headstock repair) I am not an expert of vintage SGs, what do you think?
    Thanks

    Nico


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    Definitely looks legit. Missing the short Vibrola and the original bridge, but if the price is right, I would definitely consider it.
     
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  3. nico1975

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    Price is suspiciously low (around 700 $) :hmm:
    Looks legit to me too
    Definitely try before buying
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Sorry my friend but headstock was broken.
     
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    If I was looking for a 68 junior, I'd buy that!

    Headstock breaks don't scare me off if repaired properly and the serial number remains untouched. (Like this one seems to be)

    I only buy guitars in person, so that I can check things out very closely and also see if I actually bond with the guitar...
     
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    Looks like this one comes in a generation 1 Gibson Protector case, as well - Approved!
     
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    Looks like it once had Grovers or another brand of tuners that has washers and nuts.

    It may have conversion bushings and period correct (or original) tuners on it now.

    If it all checks out, $700 bucks sounds like a great price.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Nice!
    Everyone needs a Junior IMO, whether it be an SG or LP Double Cut.
     
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    At $700, I would not hesitate.
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    What are you talking about Epiclone man ?

    LOL ;) :rofl:
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    $ 700 is a normal price, if you can play the Jr it' s better.
     
  13. nico1975

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    Sold! Less than 24h and she’s gone....
     
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    powerwagonjohn New Member

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    I believe 1967 or 68 was the change over from Kluson turners to the Japanese turners. Just a guess.
    Thanks John
     
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    It may just be a reflection in the picture, but is the fretboard lacquered? Maybe that explains the price.

    Japanese tuners? Gibson only used Kluson until shortly before the company went out of business in 1974. Around 1972/73, they started using Schaller (German brand).
     
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    Maybe referring to these? (Not my pic).

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