NGD: 1969 Gibson SG Standard (pics)

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  1. EyeBr0ws

    EyeBr0ws Member

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    I have wanted this one since I started playing, and now it's finally here. Player grade early 1969 SG Standard in the deepest cherry red. So grateful for this one.

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    Very nice-congrats!
     
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    Lovely! One of my dream guitars. Congrats!
     
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    Very cool, I love the checking! :cool:
     
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    :dude:
     
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    That’s as cool as they come right there
     
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    Welcome. Grand entrance too! There is something so elegant about that heel!
     
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    That's a REALLY early '69 model, it has the missing dot and new crown inlay, but not yet the new heel design, laminated neck, shallower bevel pickguard and narrower headstock seen on most '69s. Very cool stuff!
     
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    HNGD! That's quite a score. Where did you find it?
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Love the baseball bat necks on those.
     
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    Hnnnggggg :wow: Does it smell good? If you ever want to sell it, etc.
     
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  12. EyeBr0ws

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    The pot codes date to week 52 of 1968, so indeed an early 1969. Would you say the bevels are 68 spec? The body has the three pickup route as well as the B stamp in the control cavity.
     
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  13. EyeBr0ws

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    I found it on Reverb. Bought from a shop in Paris. Crazy thing is, I saw this guitar in the flesh when I visited that same shop a year ago and even took a picture of it, but I had no idea that was the same guitar I bought just now!
     
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  14. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Missing dot over the "'i" of headstock logo is typical of 1969 models.
     
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    Very Beautiful SG Standard.
     
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    Gorgeous, simply gorgeous
     
  17. PermissionToLand

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    There was never a real spec on the bevels, they were done by hand and I have seen a couple that can only be explained as a new hire learning the ropes.... check out this Junior:

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    Generally though, you see trends like the change from cutaway bevels that reach further toward the neck and fully out to the horn tips, to ones that are more like a scoop taken out of the cutaway. Yours are kind of in the early stages of that transition, it looks like.

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    I've yet to really write out a timeline of bevel changes, but here's what I do have so far:

    https://solidguitar.fandom.com/wiki/Dating

    https://solidguitar.fandom.com/wiki/SG_Standard#1966-1971
     
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  18. cerebral gasket

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    Nice! Looks more like a '67 or '68 with that neck joint and one piece neck. Most likely a '68 with no dot over the "i" in Gibson. No big deal, because less were made that year.
     
  20. EyeBr0ws

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    The pot codes date to week 52 of 1968, so it's definitely been assembled in 1969. Isn't the missing dot over the i a 1969 only spec? The B stamp in the cavity and the three pickup route should also indicate 1969. Bevels on the horns look shallow compared to 1967 and early 1968. Crown inlay is 1969 and later spec with the taller base.
     

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