1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Dr Tony Balls » Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:06 pm

Yeah even *I* love the shit outta that guitar.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by fernieite » Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:19 pm

:tu: :freakout:

Have you thought about getting a Mojoaxe 60s compensated wraparound lightning bridge? It has the look and sound of a vintage one, but good with unwound 3rd strings.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:38 pm

Thanks everyone. The colour is exactly what I was going for and it’s almost flip/flop blue to green depending how the light catches it.

fernieite wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:19 pm
:tu: :freakout:

Have you thought about getting a Mojoaxe 60s compensated wraparound lightning bridge? It has the look and sound of a vintage one, but good with unwound 3rd strings.
I considered it and I’ve already got a Tonepros lightning bridge somewhere. Nearly pulled the trigger on some original 64 tuners to replace the Japanese repro ones on it atm. Ultimately I decided to keep the hardware that was there before the respray as I loved the feel and sound to start with.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by daCod » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:13 pm

Dr Tony Balls wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:06 pm
Yeah even *I* love the shit outta that guitar.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by squarewave » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:57 pm

Jim Goad wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:20 pm
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I’ll add better pics when I get chance but she’s done!
I cut the nut slots wrong twice and thought I’d have to scrap it :doh: but just about had enough depth to make it work. Very happy with it now though.

Amazing work mate
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by squarewave » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:03 pm

Jim Goad wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:20 pm
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I’ll add better pics when I get chance but she’s done!
I cut the nut slots wrong twice and thought I’d have to scrap it :doh: but just about had enough depth to make it work. Very happy with it now though.

Amazing work mate
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by HorseyBoy » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:28 am

Jim Goad wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:38 pm
I considered it and I’ve already got a Tonepros lightning bridge somewhere. Nearly pulled the trigger on some original 64 tuners to replace the Japanese repro ones on it atm. Ultimately I decided to keep the hardware that was there before the respray as I loved the feel and sound to start with.
Yeah, those Leo Quan Badass bridges aren't pretty but they work a treat. Had one on my SG Jr for years and it never did me wrong.

Lovely work, Jim. Nothing left to do but play the hell out of it. :freakout:
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:56 pm

Gave it some proper play time last night and I might change the nut again at some point soon. Sounds and feels fantastic! I’m taking it out tonight to teach some guitar lessons.

Interestingly, it looks like the pickup might be from the late 50’s. Not sure but the 9.05 kOhm reading and lack of ‘ears’ on the baseplate suggest it’s earlier than the guitar.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by jerms » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:58 am

beautiful work jim!! she's a stunner!! :badlove: :badlove: :badlove: :badlove:
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Zuff-1A » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:28 am

Jim Goad wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:56 pm
Gave it some proper play time last night and I might change the nut again at some point soon. Sounds and feels fantastic! I’m taking it out tonight to teach some guitar lessons.

Interestingly, it looks like the pickup might be from the late 50’s. Not sure but the 9.05 kOhm reading and lack of ‘ears’ on the baseplate suggest it’s earlier than the guitar.

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Black lead wires are definately from 50-s, but check, if you see, coil wire's color, dark maroon = 50's,
lighter reddish = 60's
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