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Les Paul SG Standard 1963

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1963-1964 Kalamazoo

Body Wood: Profiled Mahogany
Binding: None
Top Wood: None
Body Shape: SG Profile Double Cutaway
Lacquer: Color Lacquer
Finish: Nitrocellulose
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Nut: Nylon (Molded)
Binding: Single Ply White w/Dot Markers
Headstock Logo: Ivory Gibson + Crown Inlay
Serial: Black Ink stamped / 6-Digit
Fretboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Inlay: Celluloid Trapezoid Inlay
Neck Lacquer: Cherry Red Nitrocellulose
Neck Profile: Rounded "C"
Nut Width: 1 11/16" (43 mm)
Scale: 24.75" (628.65mm)
Radius: 12"
#Frets: 22
OG Fretwire: NS Medium Frets
Trussrod: Standard Headstock
Bolt-On Type: Glued Set-Neck

Bridge Type: Nickel-plated ABR Bridge (No Wire)
Tailpiece: Maestro Bridge with Lyre/Logo stamped cover
Saddles: Nickel-plated Brass
Tuners: Kluson Single Line (Dual ring) Green Keystone Buttons

Knobs: Black Dome Reflector Silver Inserts. (with Pointer Ring)
Pickguard: Black 5-Ply Wide Bevel / 6-Screws
Back Cover: Black Plastic / 4-screw
Trussrod Cover: Bellshape White with BlackTop Ply + "Les Paul" Scripture (Removed late-'63)
Jack Cover: None (on front)

Switch: 3-Way 90° Switchcraft
Pickup Config: HH
Wiring: Standard: 2 Volume / 2 Tone
Capacitor: Dime Caps 0.2mfd (50V)
Pots: 500k Centralab
Neck Pickup: Patent Number Humbuckers w/ Cover (Alnico V)
Bridge Pickup: Patent Number Humbuckers w/ Cover (Alnico V)

The 1963-1964 is considered the grails of vintage SG guitars. The neck got more rounded and thicker, making them more desireable for players as models before had very thin necks and was more prone to headstock breaks.

Changes on this year models:
1963: Gradually getting a more rounded neck carve trough this year. Giving it a sturdier construction.
1963: Patent number Humbuckers replaces PAFs
Early 1963: Some sideway vibratos still featured on '63. But was replaced soon with Maestro Vibrato System
Late 1963: Les Paul ends endorsement. Lester was not a fan of this guitar. "Les Paul Standard" was removed, and replaced with plain black trussrod covers. From now on. simply called "SG Standard"

Les Paul SG Standard 1963


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