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 with a 1 11/16" wide nut and rosewood fretboard with pearloid dot inlays
Pickups/Hardware: One P-90 in the bridge position (measuring 7.9kOhms, volume and tone controls, and Kluson deluxe tuners
Cosmetic Condition: The body looks great, there's just a few very small dings and scratches on it here and there. The neck is still fairly glossy and clean. The headstock just shows some small bits of wear around the edges. This SG is in great shape!
Playability: The strings are at a medium-low height, play great, and fret clearly across the board.
Modifications: Currently has a Faber Bridge installed, which intonates very well (original in case).
Weight: 5lbs 13oz
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
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
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. The guitar had a tonepros bridge installed which created some dents due to the strings' ball ends. It now has a repro Gibson stoptail bridge.