Used 1962 Gibson SG Junior
Tonal EvaluationThis one-pickup wonder is the very essence of raw rock and roll—lean, mean, and unconcerned with frilly extravagances like neck pickups. Not that you need one, though; the single P-90 kicks out some SERIOUS bass, and there are lots of beautiful warm colors hiding in different spots on the tone knob. But, you’ll probably find yourself gravitating towards the same settings as me: tone and volume dimed, amp on 8, snarl on face. The midrange is as throaty and muscular as a 1967 Camaro with a 396cc V8, and the top end sings as sweet as a soprano soloist at a Southern Baptist church.
But what really sets this guitar apart is how much fun you have playing it. Now, I don’t use the word “fun” in an adult, we-went-to-a-wine-tasting-and-had-a-great-time sort of way. This guitar is fun like a massive water balloon fight at the neighborhood block party sort of way. As soon as I played that first huge E chord, the world melted away, and I felt the same way I did when I was kid listening to Black Sabbath for the first time. Grinning from ear to ear, I launched into the riff from “Into the Void” off of Masters of Reality, and it sounded so right and so good that I felt like I was living in one of my favorite albums. Heck, I kind of felt like I WAS Tony Iommi for minute. This guitar’s magic lies in its ability to transport you back to the moment where you first heard the proverbial one guitar that blew you away, and every time I pick it up I fall in love with rock and roll all over again.
Condition of Instrument
Great condition overall with a repaired crack on the back near the strap button and slight fading on back of the neck. The pickguard is warped slightly with several small cracks. The ground wire to the bridge has also been replaced. Includes chipboard case.
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|Model||1962 SG Jr.|
|Neck Shape||SG Slim|
|Neck Dimensions||.810 1st - .960 12th|
|Fingerboard Material||Brazilian Rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Celluloid Dots|
|Nut Width||1 11/16"|
|Controls||1 Volume, 1 Tone|
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