1965 Gibson SG Junior

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I’m soon going to look at a 1965 SG Junior, claimed to be all original.

The serial looks correct, as do the pot codes.

It looks to have the earlier specs nut, headstock angle, pickguard, etc., but I need more info on what I should be checking for originality.

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It’s all original, except for a compensated bridge for an unwound G string, but the original bridge is in the case.

The original frets have been pleck’d...plays really well

42mm nut, .810 @ 1st fret, .970 @ 12th fret, 5lbs, 12oz.
 
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Awesome!

Also love your Nighthawk. I regret selling mine.
 

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Awesome!

Also love your Nighthawk. I regret selling mine.
Yeah, The Nighthawks are under appreciated imo. I come from 25.5” scale guitars, so I feel very comfortable with the neck. It’s a Swiss Army knife of guitar, and very lightweight.
 

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A '65 should have a compensated bridge from the factory. They started doing that in '63.
 

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A '65 should have a compensated bridge from the factory. They started doing that in '63.

The bridge currently on the guitar is a Mojo-Axe reproduction that is compensated for unwound G strings.

Above is the included original bridge - apparently it does better with wound G’s, but I haven’t tried it.
 

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I have a 62, same model with the LP sticker - absolutely phenomenal guitar, light, AMAZING neck, covers all the bases with a single pickup and different vol/tone settings. Mojoaxe bridge was a game changer.

If it's already pleked, and someone put the mojoaxe bridge on, you are all set, nothing left to do but play it and love it. One of the best purchases I ever made... IMG_4532.jpeg
 

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I have a 62, same model with the LP sticker - absolutely phenomenal guitar, light, AMAZING neck, covers all the bases with a single pickup and different vol/tone settings. Mojoaxe bridge was a game changer.

If it's already pleked, and someone put the mojoaxe bridge on, you are all set, nothing left to do but play it and love it. One of the best purchases I ever made... View attachment 42559

Yup - it’s been pleck’d. It plays pretty much perfectly. The volume pot is very sensitive and really useful. I would change nothing about this guitar.
 


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