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Looking at a '62 SG Junior

Anglewood

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Couple of things, when did they start stamping dates into the wood vs. ink stamps? Also this has been re-fretted, and all electronics replaced except the pickup. He is local so I can check it out before I buy, but what should I look out for?

-Connor
 

S. Weiger

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Dates? Dunno 'bout that..but:

Stamped serial numbers: 1961 onwards. There might be a few transition months with inked on numbers like "1 xxxx" at least on LP Customs. Maybe also on Jr's. But in '62 only stamped numbers.
Look out for headstock repairs, neck / body joint repairs. And recent clear coat overspray. Use a blacklight to reveal these. And test that truss rod is working properly.
The pickup should read 8-9 Kohm. Check pickup for rewound, and it should have 2 black plastic wires, (not white and black).
 
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brandtkronholm

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Dates? Dunno 'bout that..but:

Stamped serial numbers: 1961 onwards. There might be a few transition months with inked on numbers like "1 xxxx" at least on LP Customs. Maybe also on Jr's. But in '62 only stamped numbers.
Look out for headstock repairs, neck / body joint repairs. And recent clear coat overspray. Use a blacklight to reveal these. And test that truss rod is working properly.
The pickup should read 8-9 Kohm. Check pickup for rewound, and it should have 2 black plastic wires, (not white and black).
This is correct.
 

Anglewood

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Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, I was going to go see it this weekend, but the guitar sold yesterday. Just have to keep an eye out for another opportunity.

-Connor
 
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