Gibson Custom Shop 1963 SG Special Reissue – Excellent Used Condition 9.5/10.
Simplicity and lightweight at its absolute best – this SG sounds fantastic and is unbelievably light and resonant at sub 6lb. We love this SG!
The guitar features all the fantastic historic features you would expect from a 63 reissue custom shop guitar: one piece body with VOS finish, all mahogany construction, indian rosewood fingerboard, bound neck with C shape 63 profile, 2 lovely hot sounding custom voiced soap bar p90’s and the period correct “lightning bar” wrap around tailpiece not seen on previous re-issues. As usual the attention to detail from the custom shop for 2020 is fantastic with exemplary craftsmanship and finishing.
The only things to note with the guitar is there are some minor pick marks on the scratchplate and cover of the bridge pickup (as you would expect on a used guitar), other than that it’s a fantastic example with no dents, dings or damage to speak of at all.
Heres what Gibson say:
SG Special 1963:
As the choice of Rock ‘n Roll legends for decades, the original SG Special represented simplicity, versatility, and monster tone. This Historic recreation is a clone of the cherished vintage originals with all the modern playability and reliability you expect from Custom Shop. It features authentic profiles, specs and construction methods for an incredible playing and ownership experience.
P90 Soap Bar:
First introduced in the early 1950s, Gibson’s legendary P90 single coil pickup produced a raw powerful tone that helped define the blues and rock and roll in their formative years. Today, the P90’s traditional combination of high output and brilliant tone is still considered a favorite among many top musicians. Known by such familiar nicknames as the “Soapbar” and the “Cobalt,” the P90 still cuts through any type of music, all while displaying amazing tonal sensitivity for everything from blues and rock to mellow jazz riffs. It’s perfect as a vintage replacement, and features vintage, braided two-conductor wiring. It’s also fully wax potted to eliminate any chance of unwanted microphonic feedback.
1963 SG Special Reissue Specifications:
Body Shape: SG
Body Material: 1-Piece Solid Mahogany
Binding: Fingerboard 1-Ply Cream
Weight Relief: None
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer VOS (Vintage Patina)
Material: 1 Piece Mahogany
Profile: Authentic ’63 Medium C-Shape
Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
Fingerboard Radius: 12″
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Authentic Medium-Jumbo
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.69″ / 42.85mm
End of Board Width: 2.24″ / 56.89mm
Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Joint: Long Tenon, Hide Glue Fit
Tuner Plating: Nickel
Tailpiece: Lightning Bar Wraparound
Tuning Machines: Kluson Single Line w/ White Buttons
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Truss Rod Cover: 2-Ply Black/White
Control Knobs: Black Top Hats w/ Silver Inserts
Switch Tip: Cream
Control Covers: Black
Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Pickup Covers: Black Soapbar
Neck Pickup: Custom Soapbar P-90
Bridge Pickup: Custom Soapbar P-90
Controls: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: Switchcraft
Case: Black/Yellow Custom Shop Hardshell
Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity
Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS. Thanks for viewing!