Late 70's single pickup GIBSON SG.

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  1. Mark P Provenzano

    Mark P Provenzano New Member

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    I owned a single pickup SG around 1975. If I remember correctly the 2 points at the top of the body weren't quite as pointy as an SG. Can anyone help identify the model. I've been searching for awhile and can't find it anywhere.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it was a Les Paul Junior DC.
     
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    Mark P Provenzano New Member

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    Thanks, for the reply but it was the same shape body as an SG except the tips of the cutaway weren't as pointed.
    I wanted an SG at the time but was in college and couldn't afford one. When I saw the one I bought, it was as close as I could get at the time. I still remember it was $159 and the only color was a mahogany/brown. The salesman told me it was a limited model but of course that could have been salesman talk.
     
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    Something like this ?

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    Or it could have been something else than a Gibson ?
     
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    Mark P Provenzano New Member

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    Thats close but I don't remember it being as pointy. A little more rounded. And yes, it was definitely a Gibson. It was a long time ago but I'm pretty sure if I saw it I'd recognize it.
     
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    Could it have been a Melody Maker possibly ?
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I cannot think of any SG that do not have pointed horns unless someone modified it.

    SG Melody Makers have pointed horns, but narrow headstock as pictured below.

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    Mark P Provenzano New Member

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    Maybe after 40 years my memory is getting foggy lol. The headstock wasn't as narrow. They had around 5 or 6 in stock and he told me it was a limited guitar and they were all the same color. Maybe a Gibson vet rounded the ears lol.
    Just wish there was a site where I could look at all the guitars that Gibson made with that body style in that timeframe.

    I appreciate y'all trying to help!
     
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    Here is the 75 catalog shot of the lower priced SGs that year
    gibsolidbody75p9SG.jpg

    Prices were like $429-479
    are you sure it was a Gibson?
     
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    Mark P Provenzano New Member

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    I probably screwed up calling it an SG. What i should have said was it was a similar body style. I talked to one of the guys I played with and the guy I sold it to and they both agreed to it being similar. Sorry to throw you guys off track.
    Can anyone recommend a site where I could see all the guitars Gibson made in the 1975-76 timeframe?
    And again, thank you all for the help!
     
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    I would eat a live opossum for either one of those beautiful units!! Or 2 opossoms for both!
     
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    Did it like the on the far left? Sorry apparently there is pic size limit. I own a SG-1 that sounds alot like you described. 1975,. A bit boxier in shape compared to others, and it has a dog eared pickup. The controls are inline with output jack on a chrome control plate. Does this sound familiar?
    Gibson verified the model but had no clue as to the year. The only other info they gave was that it was made in Kalamazoo.
    Hope this helps.
    Bob
     
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    I forgot to mention the LP pickguard and this site still won't let me up load the pic. Once I find out the problem I will post it. In the mean time you can see it on Reverb in the Muzic Fuze shop.
    Bob
     
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    As for a site try flyguitars.com
    They actually are pretty good with vintage Gibsons. That is where I found the info on my 1969 EB3
    Bob
     
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    Here's a silly question, 'Was it actually a Gibson guitar or something 'like a Gibson' ??
     
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    Gibson_Melody_Maker_(1960)_-_Rory_Gallagher's_collection.jpg this shape? Love these things! Plays great and tastes delicious!
     
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    They got even better in '65 when they lost that fat neck heel joint that sticks out on the neck!
     

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