New guy needs a date!

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  1. Mike Kay

    Mike Kay New Member

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    Hello SG Folk,

    No, not that kind of date, I'm happily married. My mistress is actually my prized SG Special which I have owned since 1970. I always thought it was a 1967 but after reading around here I'm not so sure?

    The serial number is 700807 and the CTS pot code states 39th week of 1965. Any clues?

    thanks alot!

    Mike Kay

    PS: not sure how to attach multiple images or why they rotate weirdly?
     

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    Mike Kay New Member

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    JohnnyGoo Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Mike Kay.love your guitar.is the Humbucker in the bridge a mod ? Anyway welcome Mike
     
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    oh wow, P90 AND a Humbucker!?!?!?! Oh that is lovely and the tonal options and grit that thing must give .,.......GORGEOUS!

    Welcome Sir!
     
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    Six String Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to ETSG! :)
     
  6. Mike Kay

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    Thanks alot everybody. Yes around 1980 I installed that paf humbucker in the bridge position. I never used the P90 in that rear spot as it sounded too thin anyway. I still have it along with the vibrola and original bridge.

    I played in a Prog band "Pentwater" through the 70s and in those days I strung it like Townsend did. That is, I yanked the vibrola and wrapped the strings around the stock bridge. Later I added the tuneamatic bridge and a proper stop tailpiece.

    This is a really cool group you guys have here! Thanks again!

    MK
     
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    Welcome! Only been here a couple of hours myself. Spent most of those hours reading some of the really good posts on here. Looks like I will be staying :d
     
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    Leaning towards late '65 for your SG..
    Can you measure the nut width..is it the wider or narrow one?
     
  9. Mike Kay

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    Kris,

    Thanks very much for your info. The nut measures 1& 5/16" x 3/16". The pots came in as 39th week of '65 so maybe it is indeed a '65! If so, she's staring down her 50th birthday..

    MK
     

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    Nice axe and Welcome.
    ;>)/
     
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    Welcome to SG Paradise! Nice axe!
     
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    Oops! Make that 1 & 9/16" wide at the nut. Sorry!
     
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    Hmmm, that measurement and the SN# is most likely early '66...let me look a few things up, and I'll get back with you ASAP.
     
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    Well crud.

    I already went and set you up.

    The date is set for this Friday.

    Her name is Bertha.

    She does have a slight challenge in the size department, topping 6'5". But, she is also big boned, so that helps.

    Well, it helps her carry all that weight, at any rate.

    And, you guys should have a lot to talk about, many things in common.

    Like, best shaving techniques for 5 o'clock shadow.

    And, she has a great personality.

    I mean, compared to a PMSing wolverine with a tooth ache, she's s pleasant breath of maelstorm wind.

    So, should I cancel the date then?

    I hesitate to do so, unless your real sure.

    Cause she might come after us both.
     
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    Hate to quote myself, but I checked a few of my reputable sources, and that SN# doesn't jive with the '66 700000-700799 sequence..any chance of the 8 in your SN# being a 3? Because if so, it fits in with the early '66 SN# format, as I couldn't find anything from '65 in that range, only '66....but the pots code very well make it a '66 too, as I think the late '65's had the 1 5/8 nut..
    So with that 1 9/16 nut, and the SN# (can you check that 8 for me?) I strongly believe this to be a '66.
     
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    Hah! Maelstrom Wind sounds like a Mahagony Rush LP title! Thanks for the setup but I'm cool Bro...
     
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    Kris,

    Thanks very much for your excellent dectective work. I just grabbed a magnifying lupe to triple check the serial number and it is indeed 700807 as I had previously posted. I'll post a pic of the back of the headstock soon too. You rock man!
     
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