New to me '69 sg. Correct? How'd I do?

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  1. Ceeps

    Ceeps New Member

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    First Post! Excellent resource here - I was very excited to find this community- thanks all. Like the title suggests, I'd love the experts to weigh-in on this sg and tell me what they think. Please see the photos. Update - having trouble with photobucket and trying to create this thread. Gonna try and do photos on next post.
    According to my research, the serial number is from 1969 (544722), pots say 137685? (Can't make out last number on any of them). SG Custom but only 2 pickups. Is it likely a previous owner was an Angus fan? Everything works. Sounds great to me and I love the feel and sg lightness for sure. And the look - these are purdy! Walnut, not faded cherry. Lots of little dings and some of the fretboard's pearl inlays are missing chunks. Refretted I assume? Frets seem in good shape and I can't discern any of the nibs I have read about. Doesn't seem to be any cracks or neck damage. Tuning pegs are gold, but very little gold is left anywhere else. I don't know the history to this guitar. It was owned by my friend's bro who is no longer with us. $1200 cdn. Thoughts?
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!

    Pots = 137685?

    137 = Manufacturer (CTS - Chicago Telephone Supply)
    68 = Year (1968)
    5? = Week (5?)

    Pots from 1968
    Serial number from 1969

    Appears to be completed in 1969 with pots left over from late 1968.

    There is no dot over "i" in logo on headstock.
    No "Made in USA" stamp on back of headstock.
    No volute.

    Those three features were added later in 1970.
     
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    Yup - get ready for photos! No volute or made in USA. Good call
     
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    I'm hoping this might help...

    SG1.jpg SG2.jpg SG4.jpg SG5.jpg SG6.jpg
     
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    SG3.jpg SG7.jpg
     
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    Yes, Yes G! Much obliged
     
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    Yes G Active Member

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    That's a beautiful S.G.!! Congrats.
     
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    Thanks Yes G!
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ETSG... :cheers:

    That guitar could very well be worth about $4000 USA. Congrats again!

    Uploading the pics:
    I do not like Photobucket. You can drag your photos from your PC, to this forums "Reply" window and it will automatically upload... as long as the photo size is smaller than 1 meg. Resizing a pic by percentage, is very easy with a PC'S Windows PAINT program.
     
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    Thx syscokid. Good pic tips. I did this from the pc that is my iPhone! That didn't help... cheers!
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    I also have an Android type of Smartphone. No experience with iPhone. If I have a pic on my phone that I want to upload to this site, while using my phone for web surfing, I can still resize the pic to get it under 1 meg. After resizing the pic, the phones photo software will automatically save it as a new copy under the "Studio" album. The iPhone must have something similar. Then while on the forum site, you should see a "button" called "Upload a File". Then it's a matter of browsing for your phone's photo and submitting it. Hope that helps... :fingersx:
     
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    One more pic from member Ceeps links:

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    "Perfect" is the word you were looking for.....
     
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    Lovely SG - A Custom without the middle pickup getting in the way. :)

    Congratulations!
     
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