Born in the Sixties: Electric Guitars
1965 Gibson SG in Pelham Blue #505348
This SG Standard has features common to 1965, including a narrow 1 9/16" nut, chrome-covered pickups and Vibrola, nickel ABR-1 bridge, and a small pickguard. This SG is painted in the popular Pelham Blue Poly (“Poly” indicates a metallic finish, not polyurethane), which was introduced along with nine other custom colors when Gibson’s Firebird series debuted in 1963. Pelham Blue Poly was originally a lighter version of Fender’s Lake Placid Blue, but it tended to turn a greenish color with age. Photo and information from Dave’s Guitar Shop.