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1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:58 pm
by Jim Goad
Finally getting my shit together and fixing up my favourite guitar. Needs a fret dress and one corner of the fretboard re-glueing so I thought Iā€™d take the time to refinish, replace the nut and re-position one of the bridge posts. Looks like it was converted to a leftie at one point.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:19 pm
by Jim Goad
Progress so far:
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:50 pm
by HorseyBoy
Another great project, Jim! Shame the original finish is long gone, but Juniors were always players' guitars and those pre-65 Gibson/Epiphone necks are my absolute favourites.

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:57 am
by fernieite
Nice! I've got a 63 (les paul) junior. Wicked guitars!

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:52 pm
by Jim Goad
63 to early 65 is my favourite era for SGs. Nice wide nut and chunky neck profile without being too fat.

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:03 am
by fernieite
Hey Jim,
Are you going to leave the headstock like it is, or get a new veneer and logo? Looks cool either way.

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:36 pm
by Jim Goad
fernieite wrote: ā†‘
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:03 am
Hey Jim,
Are you going to leave the headstock like it is, or get a new veneer and logo? Looks cool either way.
Going to spray black, add a gold logo and clear coat nitro over the top. The body and neck will be Pelham blue with lightly tinted clear coat to get that green hue.

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:59 am
by fernieite
Nice! That'll look great. Looking forward to seeing the completed work. :tu:

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:42 am
by squarewave
Looking good mate. Those Gibson neck joins are less than awesome šŸ˜³

Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:46 pm
by Jim Goad
squarewave wrote: ā†‘
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:42 am
Looking good mate. Those Gibson neck joins are less than awesome šŸ˜³
Not much wrong with the neck join on a junior but specials can be pretty wobbly.
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New side dots in. The old ones had been replaced with little rosewood dowels. Iā€™m 90% sure this was converted to a lefty in the past. Why else would anyone move the bridge post and fill the side dots?