Batwing Standards with Stop Tails

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  1. Joncaster

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    Hey guys,
    Did they make any Batwing gaurd 67-71 Standards with factory stop tails, instead of vibrolas?
    I can't seem to find any mention that they did, but why wouldn't they have, I wonder?
     
  2. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I have never seen one before, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist.
     
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  3. zhivago

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    Never seen one...the closest to a stop tail setup would be an SG with the "horseshoe" Bigsby, I guess...I've seen a few of those online over the years.
     
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  4. PermissionToLand

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    Not officially, no. One could have been custom ordered, but I've never seen it.

    Why? Because the point of designing the SG was to better compete with the Strat, which had a tremolo.
     
  5. Joncaster

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    Ahh that makes sense.
    I didn't think of the Strat thing. Quite strange that is was mostly made as a vibrato-ed guitar for that fist decade.
    I don't really think of them that way.
     
  6. Steve D

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    Pete Townshend bought SGs by the truckload (exaggerating ... a little) because he smashed them every night in the late '60s and he always played them without a vibrato. However that was because he removed the vibrato, leaving behind the screw holes.

    On the one hand, a guy who smashes his guitars up probably doesn't mind making a mod that leaves behind screw holes in the t op. On the other hand, if he could have bought them without having to make the mod, that would be easier for him and I'd imagine he'd prefer that. Yet I've never seen a good photo of his SGs from the late '60s that didn't have those telltale holes. Just a data point.
     
  7. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately those were SG Specials that got destroyed.
     
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  8. Steve D

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    D'oh! You're right, he always played Specials. I was thinking more "60s SG with batwings", didn't catch that it was specifically Standards OP was asking about.
     
  9. Gibbo SG

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    Gibson made whatever the customer requested, so I would never swear that no large-guard SG Standards were fitted with a stop tailpiece from the factory. As many as they sold, it's almost impossible that this wasn't the case.
     
  10. papagayo

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    Many SG Special with a short vibrola finished with a wraparound bridge, what is stoptail ? Stopbar and bridge ?
     
  11. Gahr

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    Yes
     
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