Just got my hands on this 1973 SG standard... educate me!

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  1. gmel1084

    gmel1084 New Member

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    tarbacks in mine for sure
    so its either late 73 or early 74?
    it is the normal pickup distance
     
  2. Cableaddict

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    No, you have the "too far from the bridge" bridge pickup, only found in those two years. (No worries, it sounds great, just different. A bit less treble, but more dynamic response.)

    Could be ANY month of 73 or 74, but as someone else noted the plastic washers, probably '74.
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    I have a question for you: Does yours have the lessened neck and headstock angle, plus the raised FB? (where the FB is not flush with the body, but actually a little bit over the pick guard?)

    I'm trying to determine if those features go together with the tarbacks, (and maybe even the unbound neck, which I thankfully DON'T have) thus giving some weight to my theory that the steeper angles and t-tops (and bound Brazilian FB's) also all go together, also from "the other" factory.

    Also, what's your serial number?
     
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    this is the serial
    I will send pics of the headstock angle and fb
     

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    gmel1084 New Member

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    here are the tarbacks
    the main thing for me was the thin nut width. I wanted that.
    was it still the thin nut width when they changed back to the normal pickup spacing? and did they change the pickups when they changed the spacing?
     

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    neck angle
     

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    I'm pretty sure that's the steeper headstock angle.

    You don't show the neck angle, but it theoretically goes with the headstock angle reversion.
     
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    these help?

     

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