Gibson SG Junior, made in USA 2006, pink. Well... you don't see that everyday! Occasionally, Gibson's Japanese distributor Yamano would order special runs of guitars. Yamano-ordered Gibson models are famed for better quality control than regular models, as guitars had to be perfect to cut the mustard in the Japanese market; this certainly reinforces that notion as it's beautifully put together. This particular creation was part of a 2006 short series of late-60s style SG Juniors in three limited colours: yellow, blue and pink. The pink is all sorts of awesome, it's such a vibrant and appealing colour and you can basically bank on never seeing another one in your neighbourhood. It has a moderate, comfy neck that's easy to get along with and doesn't tend to 'dive' like some SGs do. The body is super light and amazingly resonant, you can really feel the notes pulsing through it as you play. The single P-90 dials out exactly what we came for: thick, juicy, creamy mids and lows with a punchy, open treble... the perfect mix of eloquence and swagger. This comes in a pretty handy SKB case. Check out the matching yellow SG too. This rules!
Model: Gibson SG Junior
Made: 2006, USA (serial 003460605)
Finish: pink, satin nitro, 1-ply cream guard
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, set-neck
Weight: 3.1kg approx
Pickups: original Gibson P-90
Case: SKB deluxe ABS hard case, great condition but handle broken
Cosmetic condition notes: Minor finish wear. Headstock has a little mark near the high-e peg on the back, otherwise the headstock and neck are very clean. The back is pretty clean, just some minor dimples. There's a couple of little nicks on the bottom edge around from the jack and on the top edge in the 'shoulder' area. The front is pretty clean, just a couple of minor dimples near the knobs and rear strap pin and some light play scratches and a sticker mark on the guard. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets have very little wear, 9.5/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 11/49 strings.