1960s SG Special Nut Widths

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  1. mainstreetexile

    mainstreetexile New Member

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    I'm just starting to look around for a 1960s era SG Special. Based on what I've read and looked at so far, it appears that the nut width varied with different production years. I'm hoping all the enthusiasts on here can set me straight about that. If they do vary, what years should I look for if I want one with a nut width at 1.687" / 42.85mm? Thanks.
     
  2. Herbie74w

    Herbie74w Active Member

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    Before 1965 nut width was 1 11/16
    In early 1965 nut width was 1 5/8
    Mid to late 1965 it was 1 9/16 and that went for the rest of the 60s
     
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    A side note vintage Fenders tend To be 1 5/8 so still a very playable nut width.
     
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    Thanks! Very helpful.
     

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