1967 Hardware - Chrome or Nickel

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  1. zenken

    zenken New Member

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    Looking to replace a humbucker pickup cover on my 1967 SG and am not sure if they were chrome or nickel. What say the experts here?
     
  2. Norton

    Norton Well-Known Member

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    Late 60’s = chrome. 67 could “possibly” maybe...maybe have left over nickel.

    Easy to check. If there’s any shine on the hardware it’s chrome. Any nickel on a guitar from 67 would have lost it’s heavy shine by now.
     
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    Thanks Norton.
     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Chrome. The switch was in '65 so no way there were leftovers in '67.
     
  5. bossaddict

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    +1
     
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    pancake81 Well-Known Member

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    Have to agree with chrome
     
  7. panacea

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    My 67 ES330 chrome is obviously chrome..
     
  8. Stark Naked

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    I'm looking for someone who has a 1967 Gibson SG standard with a factory installed Maestro tremolo. Could you please put a digital caliper on the nut and tell me it's width. I sold mine about ten years ago for $3000 after playing it to death for twelve years. (Ref. my profile.) I seem to remember the neck feeling more slender than the 1 11/16" necks there putting on SG's today. Please help me resolve this curiosity. I think it had chrome hardware.
     
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  9. bossaddict

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    It would have been 1 9/16". I don't have one to measure, but they transitioned from 1 11/16" down to 1 5/8" and finally down to 1 9/16" all within 1965.
     
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    Thank you for those amazingly insightful nuggets of information. I have to ask ! Where or how did you acquire that kind of technical knowledge ? I'm impressed.
     
  11. bossaddict

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    If you're referring to me, it largely comes from forums like this one. :)

    Welcome to the forum, BTW!

    I also happen to have a '65 SG Jr. with a 1 11/16" nut width, a '65 Firebird I with 1 5/8", and used to have a '66 Melody Maker with 1 9/16".
     
  12. LarryC

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    I'm a fan of the late sixties nut width,they're great for bar chords,but not as good if you have stubby fat fingers that you will have to squeeze in a smaller space..
     

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