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1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red
1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red

Serial Number: 252536

1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red

Condition: Used

  • $50 Continental USA shipping
  • Setup and inspected by our tech team
  • In stock, ready to ship

Regular price$7,999.99

We take trades from anywhere in the USA! Learn more about our trade-in process, or contact us to get your trade-in appraised.

We have 3 ways to finance:

Financing (like a credit card, with a credit check)

  • Affirm 0% financing up to $17,500
  • Klarna "as-low-as" 0% financing

To get started: add gear to your cart, start the checkout process, and then select Affirm or Klarna as your payment option. You will do a super easy credit app and be good to go!

Layaway (we hold the gear until its paid off, no credit check)

  • Layaway with 25% down with 90 days to pay, no weekly payments

To get started: contact us and we will send you a layaway contract to e-sign and 25% invoice.


We put a strong emphasis on fantastic shipping practices. After learning from shipping thousands of guitars, we have come up with a few shipping rules:

  1. We only ship instruments and amps with FedEx or UPS.
  2. All shipments (besides inexpensive accessories) are shipped with a signature required, no exceptions.  
  3. Instruments are packed so there is no movement in the outer box, and/or inside the case (this is the key!).
  4. Plenty of tape!
  5. Always have shipments on the truck the same (by 2pm ET) or next day.

You will receive a tracking number as soon as your order ships. Please note: Tracking numbers usually take 24 hours before they appear in FedEx/UPS/USPS systems.  All delivery changes (hold for pickup, address change, etc.) must be requested before your purchase leaves our store, otherwise, they are the responsibility of the customer.


Due to a change in refund policy by our payment processors and PayPal, we must update our return policy to include a 3-10% restocking fee in some cases (see item 4 and 8).

  1. We ALWAYS stand behind our products. Call us with ANY issues - we want to help you! If an item is damaged in shipping or the wrong item is shipped, we will always accept a return at $0 cost to you (we will cover return shipping, and charge no restocking fee no matter the payment method, etc) AND/OR offer a partial refund to fully cover the issue. We need to be notified of shipping damage or issues with the item within 48 hours of item receipt in order to process your request in a timely manner. 
  2. All new AND used items are fully inspected, setup, and maintained for full 100% playability and electronic functionality by our in-house tech when they ship. If your guitar starts buzzing after a couple weeks, CALL US, we can talk you through a quick adjustment of the truss rod due to a change in climate after it leaves our humidified facility. 
  3. All items are fully insured in shipping, worldwide. Although issues do happen, we put a strong emphasis on fantastic shipping practices to make sure your new instrument gets to you safe and sound anytime you order from Ish Guitars.  If your item is damaged in shipping, please contact us so we can assist.  If you choose an expedited shipping option and the item does not get to you in the designated timeframe, we will do our best to refund you the cost as long as the shipping provider allows for a refund - (they will deny a service refund for any items that have a large package surcharge - usually applies to most acoustic guitars and basses.)
  4. You can return an item for any reason (simply just don’t like it, etc) 5 days from receipt of the item. This does not apply to international orders nor to instruments with custom modifications completed by our tech team per the customer's request (pickup change, strap button install, etc.) You will need to pay the return shipping cost and actual outgoing shipping cost (even if “free shipping” is offered). A 3% restocking fee applies ONLY if paid by credit card in our showroom, over the phone, on IshGuitars.com, or with PayPal on any platform. A 5% restocking fee applies with Klarna orders and a 10% restocking fee applies with Affirm orders.  You will NOT be charged a restocking fee if paid with cash, check, or bank wire. The restocking fee is only to cover our credit card processing fees which our processor does not refund to us in the case of a return, even if the order is canceled the same day. If an item is not returned in the condition which it was sent due to personal use, we will charge a restocking fee according to the amount of blemishes, as determined by Ish Guitars staff.
  5. Please use all original packaging materials to return an item. Before shipping your return, please conduct a 'shake test' to make sure there is no movement of the instrument or case inside the box. If an item is not returned in the condition in which it was originally sent due to shipping damage from inadequate packaging, we will charge an additional restocking fee according to the amount of blemishes as determined by Ish Guitars staff. 
  6. Store credit or exchange credit can be redeemed 1 time towards a new item purchase, making that item a final sale.
  7. All returns MUST receive an RMA number (contact us at team@ish.guitars or 315-447-3243) to be returned. If you ship an item back to us and do not get an RMA number prior, we will charge an additional 10% restocking fee for any return. Returns will be processed and a refund issued within 3 business days of us receiving the instrument at our warehouse. This is to allow time for the guitar to acclimate to room temperature as well as to be re-inspected by our tech team. 
  8. Order cancellations which have not yet shipped are still subject to all of the same restocking fees as outlined in line item 4.  Again, this is only to cover processing fees that do not get refunded to us by our payment processors.
  9. We do not offer an additional warranty outside of the 5 day return period, but we are happy to help you work with the manufacturer or your local tech to solve any issues. Call us! Used items do not carry a warranty of materials or workmanship since they are second hand.
  10. All trades are final, we cannot reverse a trade.

    Last revision May 30th, 2023

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        1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Red



        Playability: Plays great with medium low action and minimal relief.  Brand new 10-46 gauge strings. This would be referred to as a “fretless wonder” as the frets are low, but there is not too much wear on them as far as I can see (see pics).  There is a small amount of buzz when plucking the high e string hard when open (nut is a tad low). This doesn’t seem to affect the playability enough to warrant replacing the original nut. As a note as well, we noticed a few tuner shafts were bent, this does not affect tuning stability in any way. 

        Authenticity: This guitar is all original with the possible exception of the output jack appears to have been replaced at one point or another.  From what we can tell it appears the electronics and pickups have never been replaced or disconnected in any way from the original harness. Some tell-tale signs of authenticity include the pickup ring manufacturer numbers and machining marks, the pickup patent sticker, pickup machining marks, nitrocellulose under blacklight, neck profile, headstock shape, side dots as well as the hardware showing the proper foundry mark.  This guitar is perfectly original with not a screw out of place, so far from what we can see…with the exception of the output jack appearing to perhaps been a replacement. 

        Repairs/Mods: The guitar does appear to have gone through a couple repairs.  For one the strap button hole appears to have been doweled and filled, in 2 locations and moved to a 3rd location (see photos) where it is now stable, albeit not perfectly centered to the centerline of the guitar. Additionally, the guitar certainly had a neck pocket reglue at some point.  Whether the neck broke and was repaired, or it needed a neck reset, it was reglued and touched up at some point in its life.  The work that was done appears to be professionally done and is VERY stable, I am not concerned about the longevity of this repair in any way. 

        Lastly, it is missing the original trem arm for it, we do not have a replacement for it.

        Cosmetic Condition: In addition to the blemishes caused by the previous repair work, there is lots of wear/scratches/dings/checking present all over the instrument. We think it all lends to the overall look of this guitar!


        Pickup Impedance: Bridge 7.85K, Neck 8.34K

        Nut Width: 1 85/128th

        12th Fret Width: 2 3/64

        Depth at Nut:   .78”

        Depth at 12th:  .93”

        Fretboard Radius: 12”

        Truss Rod Action: Single

        Truss Rod Functioning:  Yes

        Scale Length: 24.75”

        Fret Size/Shape: Flat/wide 

        Describe Neck Profile: slim c (60’s)

        Pot Markings: 13765 (all I can read 1965) AT 500K

        Switch Markings: none seen

        Jack: switchcraft

        Case: Original Hardshell Case

        Weight: 6.8 lbs 

        Due to photo upload limits, we can't include every photo of the internals of this guitar or blacklight photos. They can be provided upon request, just send us a message! 


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        Fantastic company. Answered my email promptly and shipped very quickly! I highly recommend Ish Guitars!

        Robert, PRS Custom 24 Piezo

        Awesome transaction! I bought a pretty special guitar (previously owned by a famous guitarist), and Ish nailed it. Ethical dealer, quick ship, and fast responses. I look forward to doing business with them again in the future!

        Devin, L'arrivee D-60

        Awesome guitar. Came with a perfect setup and no issues. Would love to buy another guitar from you guys.

        Matthew, Music Man Cutlass