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HOLD 1962 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG

HOLD 1962 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG

Regular price $34,950.00
Regular price $39,950.00 Sale price $34,950.00
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A stunning all-original example of a 1962 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG! This guitar is in immaculate condition with hardly any evidence of play and a couple of minimal dings, almost as if this guitar has lived in its' original case for the last 60 years! An outstanding player with a slim vintage neck contour for smooth, fast playability throughout. The original PAFs sound fantastic producing a punchy tone with excellent note separation and lively harmonic clarity. A great collector’s piece as well as one of the cleanest, best playing, and sounding SGs we have ever seen! Includes original hardshell case.

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

"Your first reaction upon seeing this guitar might be that it appears to be a brand new Gibson SG, but you’d be wrong on both counts. While it is as close to mint as we’ve ever seen, it was undoubtedly built back in 1962. And while it is the classic SG body style we know and love today, the model wouldn’t receive this abbreviated moniker until the following year in 1963. Les Paul’s endorsement contract with Gibson ran until the end of ’62, so whether he liked it or not, his name was going on the headstock of this radical new design. Regardless of his personal opinions, the SG would go on to far outsell the Les Paul and become (I think?) the best-selling electric guitar of all time. 

If you’re looking for a player-grade instrument, this one might not be for you. I hesitate to use the term “scary clean,” but I will say the shaky hands and back sweat that inevitably ensue when handling it are inevitable. “Mint condition” is another phrase I prefer to avoid, yet it always seems to find its way into the conversation when discussing this guitar. In addition to the remarkable condition, the instrument remains 100% untouched, right down to the solder joints. A pair of unmolested original PAFs are a welcome feature, as the transition to Patent Number pickups began shortly after this guitar was built. Another unique feature is the always incredible (but rarely edible) sideways Vibrola unit. While maybe not the most efficient vibrato design of all time, its utilitarian construction harkens back to a simpler era of instruments. Less PCBs and robot tuners, more cogs, and simple machines. Being a Luddite may make you difficult to employ, but at least you’ll have great taste in guitars."

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