1965 Gibson Special
Description & Specs
Original except for over spray on the back of the headstock. There is a small hairline crack running laterally with the neck in the back of the headstock. This has been repaired and over-sprayed and is not affecting playability.
Solid mahogany body
Neck Thickness (IN):
1st: 0.83 12th: 1.00
Set mahogany neck with a bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard and dot inlays. The neck was broken off at the neck joint and has been re-glued. This crack is viable on the face of the body at the bass side of the neck pickup.
Original pickups and wiring, some solder joints have been touched up: Two p90 pickups, two volume controls, two tone controls, and a three position pickup selector switch. Pots date to 1965.
Neck: 7.7kΩ Bridge: 11.64kΩ
Knobs are original: Vibrola tailpiece, bridge, and tuners have been replaced.
-Neck has been broken off at the neck joint and reglued. This repair has not been touched up or orver-sprayed. -pickguard has been replaced -Vibrola tailpiece has been replaced -Tone-pro bridge has been installed -Tuners have been replaced -There is a small hairline crack running laterally with the neck in the back of the headstock. This has been repaired and over-sprayed and is not affecting playability. -Two small holes have been drilled into the bridge thimbles to retrofit an ABR-1 bridge at some point. This has been removed (see pics).
Original Chipboard Case
The finish is glossy with many scratches, dings, and dents throughout. The back of the body has considerate case rash from a cable that was store with the guitar. There is a large crack repair on the bass side above the neck pickup that has chipped the finish. The horns have chips and there are a few chips in the finish on the headstock (around the low E tuner, treble side corner of the headstock, and the D string tuner).
This vintage guitar plays well with low action when setup with optimal neck relief. The back of the headstock is marked with a 2 for factory second.
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