Never Played Gibson SG...by me

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by KaBone, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. KaBone

    KaBone New Member

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    Does anyone have inside on this SG? It's headstock has "Made in USA" with 963000 serial #. Also "S-G" on the front headstock. I've had this SG for 25 years and have never played it. I'm a Martin acoustic guy but I'm ready to dig into this monster. It was my Uncle's baby.

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  2. KaBone

    KaBone New Member

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    Try photos again
     

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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Check the pot codes.
    If pots are original, they can indicate earliest year the guitar was built.

    The SG Standard in question has a bound neck with small block inlays. The serial number has 6 digits. With that information, it places it at 1972 for the following reasons.

    1970 SG Standard
    Bound neck, trapezoid inlays

    1971
    SG Standard discontinued
    Replaced by SG Deluxe

    1972 SG Standard
    Bound neck, small block inlays

    1973-74 SG Standard
    Unbound neck, small block inlays

    1975-77 SG Standard
    Bound neck, small block inlays
    8 digit serial numbers began
    1st and 2nd digits = year
    99 = 1975
    00 = 1976
    06 = 1977

    1977
    8 digit serial numbers
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Pot codes might be best. Gibson serial numbers from that era are non-sequential. It looks like a nice example from the Norlin era with the harmonica bridge, so 70-72 seems right.
     
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  6. KaBone

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    Thanks for Info! May crack her open and look at the Pot Codes.....
     

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