Supposedly, many of the "humbuckers" back then were just single coils in a humbucker style cover. Did you ever crack them open?
The format changed in early 1961 to the '60s format without a space. So the SG you linked is a typical '61. Only the very early '61 models kept...
That's the old '50s through early '60s serial format. It suggests this body was originally an early '61 SG which has been significantly modified....
If it keeps the price down, I don't mind, personally.
The Valley Arts models are all Korean. ;)
Nice score! I think mine have scarf joints but I know my semi-hollow has a weird flat joint just under...
Sounds like it was badly modified and reshaped at some point.
They started demanding a subscription fee for their photos and screwed up the links to surely hundreds of thousands of images across the web to...
Nope! I'm already working on refinishing it!
Having some fun with it...
It may have to do with the PCB?
I know I've heard that they started using bridges and tailpieces stamped in China. But I couldn't really care...
I thought I'd updated this with the finished pickguard but I guess not!
Fits quite well!
Agreed, it looks too new to be '70s or '80s production, but it also is too accurate to be Chinese, IMO. Only the pickguard is noticeably off in...
No, too many other details are wrong.
However, it could be a decent quality Japanese build. I get a Tokai vibe from those deep bevels.
If it was a genuine mistake on his part (he didn't know either), he may be willing to refund you a significant part of it. I would certainly not...
I don't know why everything has to be compared to the LP or SG. Florentine cutaways (aka pointy horns) existed long, long before the SG came out....
Samick Greg Bennett Torino TR-3. Probably refinished as I can't find any black ones.
Quite a stretch to call it an SG copy though.
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