1966 sg junior Polaris white

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  1. Fredrik Kihlberg

    Fredrik Kihlberg New Member

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    Hey all!
    I have a 66 sg junior in white with binding. I’m wondering if this guitar was refinished at some point because the binding is oversprayed or is that something Gibson did?

    thank you!
    Fredrik
     
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  3. Fredrik Kihlberg

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    Sorry about that...

    thanks for the reply!
     

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    Yes that is a a repaint. It also started its life with fret nibs, which have been removed simply by filing rather than a refret - at least that is how it looks. It could use sanding back to bare wood and treated properly with grain filler before you paint it again.

    Unless you just want to play it - in which case it is perfect.
     
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    Thanks for the reply!
    The guitar sounds and plays fantastic so it’s all good
     
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    Juniors typically have unbound necks.
    Always thought it was odd that some have bound necks.
    Maybe depends if it was special ordered that way?
     
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    What I heard is that white juniors often came with bindings, but I might be mistaken.
     
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    I was unaware of Batwing Jrs with a bound neck before, but a little Googling has turned up others. I'll add this to the wiki right now. Does it have the original pots? I'd be curious to see the date on them. If you don't mind @Fredrik Kihlberg, I'd like to use your picture in the wiki.
     
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    Sure, go ahead!
    Ill get you those pot dates asap
     
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    Pot nr 1376631
     
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    Pots are CTS 1966 week 31
     
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    That is not a refinish. Gibson did that and white juniors had binding.
     
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    ive always wondered cause Ive seen at least twoother white juniors with oversprayed bindings
     
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    White Juniors did have binding on the fingerboard. None of the others did.
     
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    But did Gibson overspray the binding as seen in the picture?
     
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    Every day is a school day John! I didn't know that - I thought they were/are all unbound.
     
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    That's the first I've seen. Was it refinished or repaired at all?
     
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