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Gibson SG Standard, SG Special and SG Junior

1968/1969 Selmer 'Guitars and Accessories' catalog, page 68

This page starts the Gibson solid body section, describing three SG models, the SG Standard, SG Special (not pictured) and the SG Junior. The SG Standard image had been used previously in the 1965/1966 Selmer catalog, whilst the SG Junior image is of quite an early example, first used in the 1963/1964 catalog. By 1968, new SG Juniors (and Specials) were visually quite different with larger pickguards and a Maestro vibrola tailpiece - of course Selmer may still have had older instruments in stock.

S.G. Standard An established favourite with completely modern styling... With thinner lightweight contoured body and deep double cutaway that provides easy access to all 22 frets. The extremely slim, fast, low-action neck makes this guitar a joy to play. Tone is clear and bell-like throughout its entire range. The perfect balanced solid body makes playing comfortable in any position, sitting or standing. The Tune-O-Matic bridge permits adjusting string action and individual string lengths. The guitar is fitted with the exclusive Gibson Vibrola unit for exciting vibrato effects. The finish is a beautiful cherry red with nickel-plated metal parts and individual machine heads with deluxe buttons.

1968/1969 UK prices for the Gibson SG range as follows:

5432S.G. Standard, Cherry199 gns
5431/02S.G. Special, Cherry or White158 gns
5430/02S.G. Junior, Cherry125 gns
1968 Selmer "Guitars and Accessories" catalog, page 68: Gibson SG Standard, SG Special and SG Junior
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Vintage 1961 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG Cherry Red Electric Guitar w /  OHSC

Vintage 1961 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG Cherry Red Electric Guitar w / OHSC

Hicksville, New York, 118**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$30000

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Vintage 1961 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG Cherry Red Electric Guitar w / Original Case PAFs Sideways Vibrola
Hey now! You're looking at one of the most iconic guitars ever made This is a vintage 1961 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG electric guitar, in Cherry Red It weighs 6 lbs 11 oz, 24 75" scale, 1 67" nutA very well kept example - original case, and PAFs This is the legendary guitar that so many guitar ... more
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1963 Gibson SG Les Paul Standard vintage guitar

1963 Gibson SG Les Paul Standard vintage guitar

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$21500

1963 Gibson SG Les Paul Standard, Cherry Red, Sideways Vibrola, Two mighty soundingearly patent sticker humbuckers which are virtually the same as PAF??s, Fastplaying neck, Resonant sounding acoustically, Super cool, VG+, Nice Original hardcase... more
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Exquisitely Rare Lefty Left-Handed 1968 Gibson SG Standard Vintage Cherry Red

Exquisitely Rare 'Lefty' Left-Handed 1968 Gibson SG Standard Vintage Cherry Red

Reseda, California, 913**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$19675

Introducing one of the rarest, nearly impossible to find, legendary pieces of Music History
An Authentic, originally built, "Left-Handed" 1968 Gibson SG Standard. This is NOT a 'reissued' instrument
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1961 Gibson Les Paul SG Standard with Sideways Vibrola

1961 Gibson Les Paul SG Standard with Sideways Vibrola

Ojai, California, 930**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$15500

pppspanVintage 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG in original cherry finish with Sideways Vibrola, one-piece Honduran Mahogany body / neck, Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, trapezoid inlays, and 60s slim neck profile make this a player??s dream.
The original "Patent Applied For" humbucking pickups were replaced with the nearly identical, 60s "Patent Number" T-Top pickups which sound incredible. The pickups have ??patent number?? stickers and L-tooling marks on the feet??all characteristic features of ... more
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1968 Gibson USA SG Standard Maestro Vibrola Cherry Red w case

1968 Gibson USA SG Standard Maestro Vibrola Cherry Red w case

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 189**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$12750

1968 Gibson USA SG Standard Maestro Vibrola Cherry RedWeight: 7LBS 1 OZPickup readings are 7 2k ohms & 7 4k ohmsComes with original case as shownNo breaks All originalNut width is narrow @ 1 55" or 1 35 / 64 " Medium thicknessFrets in very good conditionNeck is straightEverything works good
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1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior SG Jr Cherry Red Electric Guitar w /  OHSC

1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior SG Jr Cherry Red Electric Guitar w / OHSC

Hicksville, New York, 118**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$10000

1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior SG Jr Cherry Red Electric Guitar w / OHSC
Hey now! I'm excited to offer one of the cleanest '61s I've ever seen This is a 1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior SG Jr Electric Guitar It weighs 6 lbs 12 oz, 24 5" scale, 1 68" nut width, serial 38568 This example is Gibson at its finest - slab mahogany body, one piece mahogany neck, and a single P-90 It has incredible natural resonance, and you know when an electric sounds that good unplugged, you're in for a treat when it's ... more
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Vintage 1962 Gibson Les Paul Junior (SG Junior) Electric Guitar Cherry Finish

Vintage 1962 Gibson Les Paul Junior (SG Junior) Electric Guitar Cherry Finish

Bristol, Tennessee, 376**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6000

This Vintage 1962 Gibson Les Paul Junior (SG Junior) Electric Guitar is in excellent condition. It shows some honest playwear over the years including some light dings and scratches here and there on the body as well as some light weather checking that is most noticeable on the back of the body (See pictures). The pickguard is lifting from the body slightly on the bass side (see picture). The frets show some moderate wear and some light divots in some of the root positions but the guitar chords ... more
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Gibson SG Junior 1965

Gibson SG Junior 1965

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5999

1965 SG Junior
A beautifully and naturally worn cherry SG Junior from a transitional period in Gibson production of the model, which was on the verge of major changes in the ensuing years. This example has the classic small pickguard and 1 5 / 8" nut width so associated with this year. A unique feature is that this is a wrap around tailpiece version, without the Maestro vibrato that is so often seen on this model and is so often bypassed or removed when setup
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Early 1965 Gibson SG Jr. Junior WIDE NUT Cherry Red | No breaks, No refins Les P

Early 1965 Gibson SG Jr. Junior WIDE NUT Cherry Red | No breaks, No refins Les P

Lee's Summit, Missouri, 640**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5700


1965 Gibson SG Junior Cherry jr !
Introducing the classic Early 1965 Gibson SG Jr. Junior WIDE NUT Cherry Red. This vintage gem retains its originality with no breaks or refinishing, embodying the essence of the iconic 1964 specifications. It's 100% original except the tone capacitor. The guitar is in very good overall condition. There are normal wear marks, finish checking, light dings, and scratches from being used over the past 60 years. With all that being said, ... more
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1970 / 1971 Gibson SG Standard, Large Guard, walnut, Maestro Vibrola, very nice!

1970 / 1971 Gibson SG Standard, Large Guard, walnut, Maestro Vibrola, very nice!

Milton, Vermont, 054**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4995

1970 / 1971 Gibson SG Standard Large Guard, walnut, all original, case is older but not sure it's original, Maestro Vibrola, plays and sounds great, some finish checking, blem on neck as shown, frets show even wear, not buzzy, overall a great piece. Serial #912326.... more
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1975 Gibson SG Standard Sunburst MINTY | 100% Original, Original Case, Tags, Vin

1975 Gibson SG Standard Sunburst MINTY | 100% Original, Original Case, Tags, Vin

Lee's Summit, Missouri, 640**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4500


1975 Gibson SG Standard Sunburst MINTY!
Here is one of the nicer 1970's Gibson SG's you'll ever find. It's a 1975 SG Standard in Sunburst. The condition is near mint. Sunburst is uncommon on these. Almost no signs of use. Just a few light marks, but no notable wear, scratches (light pick scratches), and NO finish checking! It's clear the guitar hasn't been played likely since the 70's and really was well-preserved (California guitar which helps!). The guitar comes ... more
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1964 Gibson SG Junior Cherry Red

1964 Gibson SG Junior Cherry Red

Keene, New Hampshire, 034**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4250

1964 Gibson SG Junior Electric Guitar. 6 lbs of vintage Gibson tone. Sounds and plays fantastic. It has been modded for a humbucking pickup, (I got it already modded). DiMarzio Super Distortion pickup. Leo Quan NOS Badass Bridge. Original Kluson Tuners. Original pots dated 1964, original black reflector knobs, original strap buttons. Frets have been leveled and crowned. Cool vintage Gibson Stereo truss rod cover. Very nice checking to the finish, no repairs or breaks. Some typical wear and dings... more
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1963 Gibson SG Jr Junior modded faded Ebony Black relic with Filtertron

1963 Gibson SG Jr Junior modded faded Ebony Black relic with Filtertron

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 189**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4000

1963 Gibson SG Junior Modded non original guitarNut width is 1 67 " Neck thickness behind the 1st fret is .80 " Neck thickness behind the 12th fret is .97 " Faded black lacquer relic finishHas a repaired neck and body crackBody was routed for humbucker and strippedThe route was modded to fit as Filtertron and flat black lacquer An undercoat of white finish was addedOriginal color was white as seen in the cavitiesSo when the black wears thru the white will show. I did not relic this at all really... more
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1976 Gibson SG Standard Vintage Guitar Walnut 100% Original w /  Tarbacks, Case

1976 Gibson SG Standard Vintage Guitar Walnut 100% Original w / Tarbacks, Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4000

Up for sale, a 1976 Gibson SG Standard in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, compete with the original hardshell case. Finished in Walnut nitro lacquer gloss, this SG features traditional solid mahogany construction with a bound rosewood fingerboard, loaded with the original pair of "Tarback" humbuckers. This particular instrument comes from the personal collection of Slipknot??s Jim Root, aka #4
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Gibson SG Junior 1970 - Walnut (Rare Matching Headstock)

Gibson SG Junior 1970 - Walnut (Rare Matching Headstock)

Peekskill, New York, 105**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3750

This is a 1970 Gibson SG Junior with a walnut finish and a short Maestro Vibrola tailpiece. Originally introduced in the early 60s as a student version of the SG, it is simple in its design and features, but has no shortage of tone, playability, and personality
This one sports a rare body-color-matched headstock with silver logo which was only produced for about a year. Its neck has a chunky '50s-style profile that feels great in the hand. All its electronics are original, including its ... more
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1973 Gibson SG Standard Walnut Electric Guitar w / Bigsby & Case #50885

North Hollywood, California, 916**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3250

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1973 Gibson SG Standard

1973 Gibson SG Standard

Henderson, Nevada, 890**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3000

A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF AN ICONIC GUITAR! One owner w original case
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EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN!
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1978 Gibson SG Standard Cherry All Original

1978 Gibson SG Standard Cherry All Original

Keene, New Hampshire, 034**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2750

1978 Gibson SG Standard in Cherry red finish. All original. Very good condition with some typical dings for it??s age. No breaks or repairs. The control knobs are chipped up but original so I have left them on. Neck is 1-9 / 16?? at the nut. Guitar weighs in at 6lbs 14oz. There is a driver??s license number scratched into the backplate, which I have blurred out. This was a common practice back in the 70s. Chrome hardware is in great shape. Pot codes date to 1978 with original witing and intact ... more
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Gibson SG Les Paul Junior c. 1963 - Cherry

Gibson SG Les Paul Junior c. 1963 - Cherry

Peekskill, New York, 105**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2495

This is a vintage circa 1963 Gibson SG Junior. This is an awesome, awesome player's guitar. It was refinished some time ago after having its headstock and heel repaired. Its edges were sanded down a bit before its finish work, so its contours are a little softer than they used to be. The repairs were done super well and are very stable. It was also at some point converted to a baritone, leaving some post holes behind in its body, now covered by a "Custom Made" plate (like they used to do!). It ... more
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gibson standard sg bass guitar

gibson standard sg bass guitar

Sebring, Florida, 338**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1790

Gibson sg standard bass guitar
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1977 Gibson ES Artist prototypeNot to be confused with the Gibson ES Artist launched by Gibson in 1979; this ES Artist was an early model designed by the Gibson research and development team in Kalamazoo in 1977, the instruments themselves constructed by Gibson artist Chuck Burge. It was planned for launch as a high end semi acoustic with 335-style construction (central maple block) and innovative circuitry - but was pulled at the last minute, being deemed too expensive. Apparently, several examples were produced with varying specifications, though exactly how many actually left the Kalamazoo plant is unclear. Certainly two guitars were sold to LaVonne Music by Gibson in around 1980. Read more about the development of this guitar, with details from Chuck Burge and the story of it's sale to LaVonne music

1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.