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1969 Gibson SG Custom Vintage Guitar Walnut, 100% Original w/ Pat # T-Tops & Case, Jim Root-Owned


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Up for sale, a 1969 Gibson SG Custom in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. This extremely well-kept SG features a gloss Walnut nitro lacquer finish, the original trio of Pat # T Top humbuckers, and a long frame Maestro Vibrola. This particular instrument comes from the personal collection of Slipknot’s Jim Root, aka #4.

The tonewood complement comprises solid mahogany neck and body construction, offering a rich natural acoustic response with a wooly warmth balanced by the excellent treble articulation of the ebony fingerboard. The trio of T Top humbuckers deliver lively, vital sounds at each position on the three-way pickup selector switch, with a chiming, dynamic treble bite, midrange-rich growl, and low end that is fat yet clear. The neck pickup is particularly full and girthy, and the middle and bridge pickups have a more concentrated upper-midrange punch. This SG Custom weighs 8lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, three-piece
-Shape: Chunky U, particularly round/full in upper registers, measuring .895” 1st fret, 1.060” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Ebony, large block inlay
-Frets: Slender "banjo" frets, fretless wonder, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 9/16”
-Headstock: “Custom” truss rod cover, split diamond inlay, small "bite" out of bass-side multi-ply binding
-Tuners: Kluson Waffle Back
-Serialization: Six-digit stamp, no "Made in USA"

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Pickups: Pat # T Top humbucker x2
-Harness: CTS pots date to ‘69, untouched solder
-Hardware: Gold-plated ABR-1 bridge with nylon saddles, lyre-embossed Maestro Vibrola
-Plastics: Three-ply cream pickguard, witch hat knobs (extremely clean)

The gloss Walnut nitro lacquer finish exhibits subtle horizontal checking, and cosmetic wear is limited to a very small spot of light buckle rash on the treble-side lower bout, and a few minor dings and light finish scratches on the body as a whole, largely clustered on the back lower bout body edge. The gloss on the neck profile is extremely smooth.

The original black tolex hardshell case with gold plush interior is included.