1966 GIBSON SG CUSTOM – EXTREMELY RARE CUSTOM COLOR/BLACK!

THIS IS A FACTORY ORIGINAL 1966 GIBSON LEFT HANDED SG CUSTOM WITH AN EXTREMELY RARE CUSTOM COLOR BLACK FINISH, WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED BY GIBSON FACTORY SHIPPING LEDGER RECORDS (SEE PHOTO OF E-MAIL CONFIRMATION).

THE GUITAR HAS ALSO BEEN VERIFIED IN-HAND BY RUDY PENSA IN NEW YORK CITY ON 10/14/14 (SEE PHOTO). RUDY PENSA IS ONE OF THE LONG-TIME AND MOST RESPECTED VINTAGE GUITAR AUTHORITIES, AND WAS OWNER OF ONE OF THE ORIGINAL GUITAR SHOPS (RUDY’S MUSIC) ALONG THE LEGENDARY 48TH ST MUSIC ROW IN NEW YORK CITY.

DATES:
• SERIAL # : 849861 – DATES TO 1966 (847499 – 858999)
• POTS: 137 6529 (29TH WEEK OF 1965)

SPECS:
• FINISH: BLACK (ORIGINAL CUSTOM COLOR)
• BODY/NECK: MAHOGANY
• NECK WIDTH/SHAPE: 1 9/16 NUT WIDTH, C CONTOUR
• FINGERBOARD: EBONY WITH PEARL BLOCK INLAYS
• NECK SIDE MARKERS: SIDE MARKERS PRESENT ON BOTH SIDES
• NECK BINDING: SINGLE PLY/FINGERBOARD, 5-PLY ON HEADSTOCK
• NUT: BONE NUT REPLACEMENT
• TUNERS: ORIGINAL KLUSON WAFFLE BACKS
• PICKGUARD: ORIGINAL 5-PLY BLACK LARGE
• BRIDGE: ORIGINAL GOLD ABR-1 WITH LONG DELUXE/MAESTRO LYRE VIBROLA
• KNOBS: BLACK REFLECTOR CAPS WITH GOLD INSERTS
• PICKUPS: 3 PAT # HUMBUCKERS WITH UNTOUCHED SOLDER JOINT
• PICKUP COVERS: ORIGINAL GOLD, COVERS HAVE NEVER BEEN REMOVED
• CASE: ORIGINAL BLACK HARDSHELL WITH MARIGOLD INTERIOR LINING

THE ONLY NON-ORIGINAL PARTS ARE THE FRETS, WHICH ARE JUMBO FRET REPLACEMENTS, AND THE NUT IS A REPLACEMENT BONE NUT. IN ADDITION, THERE ARE 2 EXTRA SCREW HOLES ON THE BACK OF THE HEADSTOCK, ONLY ONE OF WHICH IS VISIBLE.

IN SUMMARY, THIS 1966 LEFT HANDED BLACK SG CUSTOM IS AMONG THE RAREST LEFT HANDED VINTAGE ELECTRIC GUITARS. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER ORIGINAL BLACK FINISH SG FROM THE 1960s. AMONG COLLECTORS, GUITARS WITH CUSTOM COLOR FINISHES ARE THE MOST PRIZED VINTAGE GUITARS. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY RARE AND STUNNING EXAMPLE!

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