1966 sg junior Polaris white

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  1. Fredrik Kihlberg

    Fredrik Kihlberg New Member

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    No it has not been refinished or repaired.
    I’ve seen this kind of oversprayed bindings before. Here’s another one.
     

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  2. PermissionToLand

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    Yes, but not always. Similarly, they didn't always bind the neck on white Juniors. But painting over the binding would happen often with special order finishes like Pelham Blue. I could be wrong, but it seems to only be done with opaque finishes, not translucent ones like Cherry. Could be a coincidence though.
     
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    Could be or a cost cutting move to not scrape the binding. Of course why would they have binding to begin with? I just bought one it arrives on Monday so I know they exist.
     
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    The thing about that is... they still have to mask off the tiny dot markers on the binding! Which would seem like more of a PITA than just scraping the binding. I really don't know why they do it. Maybe just an artistic decision?
     
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    You’re right it doesn’t make sense. They are listed in the catalogs as tv models even though they are white. Who knows. Lol
     
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    So not a jr? E7BC96B5-B582-448B-BAE6-0B85BBFC0BEF.jpeg
     
  7. cerebral gasket

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    I have always understood that the "TV MODEL" designation on the headstock refers to the finish which is usually TV Yellow or TV White.

    TV Yellow

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    TV White

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    TV Yellow was offered on the SG in 1961, and the name seems to have stuck with it. It was, after all, a continuation of the Les Paul TV. Heck, they kept the Les Paul name on early SGs which were 180 degrees different from a 1959 Les Paul. They were never too concerned with a consistent naming strategy.

    https://solidguitar.fandom.com/wiki/SG_Junior#1961-1965
     
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    That's how it's generally accepted today, although the SG-TVs after 1961 were Polaris White, not TV White because they were opaque. Trying to make sense of vintage Gibsons can be a PITA.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I had one of my SG Specials sent out for a refinish to a TV Yellow and it came back as TV White by mistake.

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  11. Herbie74w

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    The catalog above says the Sg tv is white. I actually like all the weird stuff they did.
     

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