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

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Overview

The finest ’64 you'll ever score. Order this Gibson Murphy Lab guitar today.

There's just something about a ’64 SG Standard that makes all of us at Musician's Friend woozy with desire. Watching Eric Clapton wailing on one with Cream has something to do with it. Listening to George Harrison's snarling lead on the Beatles' "Lady Madonna" does, too. The Gibson Custom Murphy Lab 1964 SG Standard reissue fulfills all of our rock fantasies, offering vintage sounds with looks to match. Lightly-aged using techniques developed by Master Artisan Tom Murphy, you'd swear it has decades of real wear. Read on to discover if this Gibson fills a hole in your collection.

The Light-aged finish is impeccable


Tom Murphy was instrumental in creating the Gibson Custom Shop; he's also a pioneer in the art of aging guitars. This SG Standard features his reverse-engineered lacquer formula with unique checking patterns. The finish flakes to reflect 50-plus years of light play wear, with softened edges, dings and pick trails all over.

The construction matches ’60s specs


The Custom Shop doesn't fool around when it comes to construction. From laser-scanned dimensions to chemically recreated plastics, their attention to detail makes all the difference. The body is made from solid, lightweight mahogany; the same wood is used for the chunky, medium C-shaped neck. Your fretting hand will find instant comfort in the rosewood fretboard—the extra-rolled binding makes it feel like a worn-in Gibson.

Vintage sounds that thrill


Gibson nailed the tone with its alnico III, unpotted CustomBucker pickups. They're warm and sweet, with more growl when you add more gain. The Maestro Vibrola lets you shimmy chords and leads with plenty of ’60s soul.

If you want an absolutely authentic SG Standard, get this Gibson


The waiting list for a Murphy Lab guitar can take up to two years, so if vintage style and sounds are your game, the Custom 1964 SG Standard with Maestro Vibrola will deliver a lifetime of satisfaction. It includes a certificate of authenticity, and a brown and pink reissue 5-latch hardshell case.

Features

  • Mahogany body for warmth and mid-range punch
  • Mahogany neck with medium C-profile and rosewood fretboard for the look and feel of the ’60s
  • Dual CustomBuckers and hand-wired harness that provide all flavors of vintage PAF pickups
  • Tune-o-matic bridge, Maestro Vibrola and Kluson tuners for historically accurate, rock-solid stability

Rediscover a piece of rock n roll history. Order the 1964 SG Standard Reissue today.

Specs

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