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Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard Reissue w/ Maestro Vibrola Light Aged Electric Guitar

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$7,099.00
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1500000338309   POS #:116840208
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The Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard is a reissue that looks like the real thing—a vintage instrument made in the same year the U.S. met the Beatles. Of course, George Harrison famously played a ’64 SG Standard, as did Eric Clapton, but it's also been the weapon of choice for more modern musicians. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, U2's the Edge and ex...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$7,099.00
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Overview

The Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard is a reissue that looks like the real thing—a vintage instrument made in the same year the U.S. met the Beatles. Of course, George Harrison famously played a ’64 SG Standard, as did Eric Clapton, but it's also been the weapon of choice for more modern musicians. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, U2's the Edge and ex-Smiths Johnny Marr have all succumbed to the sounds of the SG. Utilizing aging techniques created by Master Artisan Tom Murphy, this reissue looks like a vintage Gibson with five decades of average play wear. Lacquer checking and hardware with a muted patina complete the transformation. With dual CustomBuckers and a Maestro Vibrola, you'll be able to coax great sound from the get-go. If you've been looking for an absolutely authentic SG Standard, congratulations—Guitar Center has you covered with this Gibson.

’64 SG Standard Reissue Main Features

  • 1-piece lightweight mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck with medium C-shape, Indian rosewood fretboard
  • Dual alnico III CustomBuckers (unpotted), 3-way switch
  • ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge, Maestro Vibrola, vintage-style tuners
  • Light-aged finish

Lightweight Construction

One of the benefits of a ’60s SG is the way it feels on your shoulders. It doesn't have the same heft as a Les Paul from the same era. The Custom Shop fashioned this instrument from one piece of lightweight mahogany. It's also roughly 1" thinner than a Les Paul, and with edge bevels, more comfortable.

Period-Correct Chunky Neck

When the SG Standard was first released in 1961, Gibson said it had the "fastest neck in the world." It was very thin, but as a result, was also prone to breaking. By 1964, the SG had a beefier neck; this Murphy Lab model shares that same profile, a medium C-shape. It attaches to the body with a long tenon and is set with historically-accurate hide glue. The fretboard is Indian rosewood with extra rolled fingerboard binding and cellulose nitrate trapezoid inlays.

Blast Off With CustomBuckers

The Murphy Lab SG is loaded with a set of hand-wound CustomBuckers. Unpotted and made with alnico III magnets, they capture the magic of original PAF pickups—thick, warm, muscular—but still transparent. They're wired with Black Beauty capacitors and CTS 500K pots.

Historic Hardware

This Gibson is spec'd with a Maestro Vibrola and engraved lyre cover plate, along with an ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge and Kluson tuners. All of the hardware has a vintage patina courtesy of the Murphy Lab.

Light Aging

This ’64 SG reissue gets a Light aging from the Murphy lab. It bears the subtle scars of a guitar that's been babied, but still lived a life over the last 50 plus years. You'll see dings, pick trails, finish flaking, lacquer checking and softened edges all over the instrument.

The Gibson Custom Murphy Lab ’64 SG Standard Reissue with Maestro Vibrola comes with a certificate of authenticity and a brown and pink reissue 5-latch hardshell case.

Features

  • Solid lightweight mahogany body
  • Solid mahogany neck with 22 frets
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • Lightly aged with the Murphy Lab aging process
  • ABR-1 bridge
  • Two Custombucker Alnico III pickups
  • Hard shell case included
Specifications
Body
  • Body Type: Double Cutaway Solid Body
  • Body wood: Mahogany
Neck
  • Neck shape: Medium C-Shape 
  • Neck wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Vintage
Fingerboard
  • Material: Indian rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width/material: 1.687"/Nylon
Electronics
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Country of Origin: United States
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