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Les Paul SG Standard 1965

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1965-1971 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 / Indian Rosewood (since 1966)
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: Chrome-plated ABR Bridge (No Wire)
Tailpiece: Chrome Maestro Bridge with Lyre/Logo stamped cover
Saddles: Nickel-plated Brass
Tuners: Kluson Double Line (Dual ring) Green Keystone Buttons

Knobs: Black Dome Reflector Silver Inserts. (with Pointer Ring) / 1968: Witch Hat Knobs
Pickguard: Black Fullsize 5-Ply Wide Bevel / 10-Screws
Back Cover: Black Plastic / 5-screw
Trussrod Cover: Bellshape White with BlackTop Ply
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)

Changes on this year models: (NOTE: Some early 1965 still have '64 specs)
1965: Kluson tuners now have Double-Lines.
1965: Maestro bridge now Chrome plated instead of nickel
1965: Pickguard enlarged to now cover all the Humbuckers.
1965: Back cover now has five screws instead of four
1966: Indian Rosewood fretboard replaces Brazillian Rosewood
1968: Witch Hat knobs replaces Reflector Knobs

The SG Standard was discontinued in 1971, but was reintroduced already in 1972 again.

Les Paul SG Standard 1965


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