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Help w/ a 63 SG Custom

latestarter

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Nice work. I was late to the game on this thread...but was going to say, these have thick finishes and I have seen that kind of finish crack before at the heel. So well done on balancing the risk. It looks great.
 

El Gringo

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I wouldn't even consider an internet purchase of an early '60s Gibson SG Standard or Custom unless the seller provided detailed photos of the neck tenon and the neck pickup route. Far too many examples have been broken or damaged over the past 60 years. Or the glue just gives up because there's not enough wood to ensure a lifetime solid bond between the neck and body.

Online photos of the back of the guitar, the neck heel, and neck joint are not sufficient to prove the guitar's neck joint is 100% sound.
I would need a crazy amount of photos to verify and of different angles as well for verification . Now if the seller balks , that's your cue to move on and away as that's the proverbial red flag !
 
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