This Junior has a unique feel among the many in the store. Although under six pounds, it feels relatively heavy for a cherry SG Junior! It features a slightly rounder neck than most, although with the typical nut width, and a deep cherry finish that hasn’t turned brown at all. Definitely worth checking out for any player.
Body: Mahogany with cherry finish.
Neck: Mahogany with rosewood finish. Medium-round profile on thin nut width.
Pickups/Hardware: One P-90 in the bridge position. Nice and bright. Typical wraparound bridge/tailpiece and three-a-side Kluson tuners.
Setup/Playability: Nice tension and fairly low action.
Cosmetic Condition: Some dents around the top, but not much finish wear overall. No checking or pickguard breaks.
Modifications: Newer unlabeled black speed knobs.
Weight: 5 lbs 14 oz
Neck: Mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard with pearloid dot inlays
Pickups/Hardware: Two P-90s, three-way pickup selector switch, independent tone and volume controls, and Kluson deluxe tuners
Cosmetic Condition: The entire guitar has some nice checking all over. The body has a few small dings and scratches here and there, most notable however, is the buckle rash on the back that has run through the finish. The neck has been worn in a little from play with certain areas with thin finish as well as a few small scratches and dings on the back. The headstock is surprisingly clean. This SG is looking good!
Playability: The strings are at a comfortable medium height and fret clearly all over.
Modifications: The headstock has been professionally repaired along with some finish touchups around it. A humbucker route has been made around the bridge pickup, the P-90s and electronics are original, however. The maestro tremolo system has been removed and is included.
Weight: 6lbs 4oz
Case: Non-original hardshell
This SG Junior, from the first year after Gibson renamed it from the Les Paul, has a nice broken-in feel to it. With some brown discoloration in the nitrocellulose over the cherry finish, it has a classic look that marks its age more than most of the other SGs we have.
Body: Mahogany, cherry finish. Medium weight.
Neck: Mahogany with rosewood fretboard and dot inlays. Fairly thin, round profile.
Pickups/Hardware: One P-90 pickup a bit warmer than most. Wraparound bridge/tailpiece. Three-on-a-plate Kluson tuners.
Setup/Playability: Nice broken-in feel with clean neck. Feels great for rhythm playing in particular.
Cosmetic Condition: One missing inlay at the 9th fret. Nice tarnish on the hardware. Finish has moderate player wear with a number of dings and dents on the top and back. Slightly brown finish.
Case: Original chipboard with no handle
A must-see for any six-string bass fan, this is a beautiful EB-6, a very rare six-stringer in the mold of the Fender Bass VI that provides a very different feel from that bass. For one, it has two humbucking pickups that are spaced wide apart, giving it a broad tonal palette that retains a surprising amount of clarity in its lower-output pickups even in the neck position. Its neck features a slightly tapered, medium-thick profile that feels a bit more guitar-like than most basses in this style.
This one has had a body refin that was very well done and now appears to be flawless. With a total of only 135 shipped during its four-year run, the EB-6 doesn’t come around often, and this one provides a remarkably affordable chance to own one.
Body: SG-style mahogany with cherry finish that has been refinished.
Neck/Scale length: Mahogany with rosewood fretboard and dot inlays. Medium-wide, moderately thick profile. Slightly tapered. 30 ½" scale.
Pickups/Hardware: Two humbuckers with nice twang, nickel covers. Chrome wraparound adjustable bridge and hardware. Three-way pickup selector, two volume-two tone setup.
Setup/Playability: Low action, very smooth and fast feel. Great at twangy sounds in particular.
Cosmetic Condition: Very clean neck with little wear, a couple of dents on the top of the body.
Modifications: Body refin. Replaced nut.