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NGD: 1963 Polaris White SG Special

david.beason

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I was contacted back in June by a Gibson Custom Shop employee who saw a post that I made on another forum several years ago featuring my '61 LP/SG Standard. He created an account just to contact me and let me know that he used to own that guitar from around 2000-2010 and was interested in getting it back. It wasn't for sale, but I let him know that I was somewhat open to the idea. After several months, we ended up coming to a trade+cash deal, which included a couple of Historic Reissue Les Pauls.

Part of me making peace with selling a guitar that I really loved was that I was really interested in getting either a Polaris White LP/SG Custom or a Polaris White SG Special. I ended up finding a really great example at Nationwide Guitars and it arrived last week.

As you saw from the thread title, it's a 1963 model and is all original, although I'm on the hunt for a proper Archcraft plush case if anyone has any leads. It came set up perfectly and plays and sounds great, both clean and dirty.

Here are some pics that I took over the weekend. Enjoy!

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IMMUSICRULZ

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The SG is a very beautiful looking guitar. Red, black and Polaris White are probably the biggest recognizable color finishes of the SG.

Bob Welch of Fleetwood Mac played a Polaris White SG, but I don't think it was from 63. I think it was a 61. I know he had the humbucker covers removed, allegedly so he could have a brighter tone to the SG.

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Apparently Welch must have secretly liked Gibsons, but he also played Fenders, as well as an Ibanez and an Ovation acoustic.
 
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