Gibson SG Junior, made in USA 2006, yellow. Here's a very special little drop of sunshine for you. 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 yellow looks superb, it's seriously vibrant and bright without looking too shiny or cheap; it's really something pretty different. The neck is moderate in profile, it;s easy to move around on and is weighted nicely against the body so it doesn't 'dive' with a strap attached. 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 pink SG too. This rules!
Model: Gibson SG Junior
Made: 2006, USA (serial 003260445)
Finish: yellow, satin nitro, 1-ply cream guard
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, set-neck
Weight: 3.0kg approx
Pickups: original Gibson P-90
Case: SKB deluxe ABS hard case, great condition
Cosmetic condition notes: Minor finish wear. Headstock has a little mark near the low-e peg on the back and some minor marks on the end, otherwise the headstock and neck are very clean. The back is pretty clean, just a couple of little marks near the front strap pin and up from the cavity cover. There's a couple of little nicks on the bottom edge around from the jack, on the top horn and in the shoulder area. The front is pretty clean, just a couple of minor dimples behind the bridge 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.