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  1. Soultrain

    1968 SG Junior - what to do with this one?

    I have the new 3-in-line tuners but it came with 3x3 tuners. Ones in pic aren't the originals as they were the original Deluxe 3.x3. Anyone think the pull distributed by 3x3 is less on the neck joint than a 3-in-line? I want to keep this one so want to ensure I don't increase tension on the...
  2. Soultrain

    1968 SG Junior - what to do with this one?

    Got a few parts for the 68. Found original bridge, tuners and vibrato plate (though I probably won't use it unless I find the arm). Tuners definitely cover the ugly and have nice mojo. Need some conversion bushings for the Klusons as the holes were enlarged for Grovers. Bought a pair of Seymour...
  3. Soultrain

    1968 SG Junior - what to do with this one?

    Thanks Von Trapp. I see some nice new Gibson P90s but as I've never had any I don't know how they compare to the SD Antiquities.
  4. Soultrain

    1968 SG Junior - what to do with this one?

    I appreciate everyone's inputs! While I'm partial to original guitars I do think I can have some fun with this one. Will definitely have a batwing, 2 pickup, 4-knob setup. I'm not a big vibrola user so but have seen an original tailpiece without the vibrola. I could also just do the wrap bridge...
  5. Soultrain

    1968 SG Junior - what to do with this one?

    Am I in the ballpark on this being a 68? Big pickguard, beveled body towards neck? Serial number came back as 65 or 68.
  6. Soultrain

    1968 SG Junior - what to do with this one?

    And I can route and glue in mahogany into the route and fix it decent enough so it doesn't look like a butthole. Definitely needs some cleanup there. I'd be a bit concerned with a bathtub route as these are pretty thin already and I'm not sure of the brittleness of this body. It looks to have...
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    1968 SG Junior - what to do with this one?

    Von Trapp, you're digging into my thoughts. Others have made some good suggestions also and I'm getting close. I removed the Grovers and polished it up to see what the finish looked like without smoke tar. Shined up nice and no way could I mess with the checking in the finish. It's just a...
  8. Soultrain

    1968 SG Junior - what to do with this one?

    Thank much. This was a batwing and tuners are a must. I think the original 3x3 Kluson deluxe it came with would hide the grover Mark's. They did widen the timer peg holes though. I've fixed these before and its touchy. I like the idea of double humbucker but I have seven of those and no P90s...
  9. Soultrain

    1968 SG Junior - what to do with this one?

    Hello all, Bought this as is. Serial number and what I can tell from a bit of research identifies this as a 1968 Junior. As you can see (while not cringing) is what it's been through. Neck looks to be in OK condition with no breaks but body has been butchered. Looking to get ideas on what to do...
  10. Soultrain

    Hello from Oklahoma!

    New to the site, but not SGs! I'm mid 50s, been playing since age 11. Played in bands for 20+ years and now enjoy finding, buying, repairing, etc. I have a few vintage Fender amps (53 tweed deluxe, 61 Super brownface, 62 Super brownface, 66 Pro Reverb blackface, and a dozen guitars or so. I...


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