NGD: 1969 Gibson SG Standard (pics)

Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by EyeBr0ws, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Astral Traveler

    Astral Traveler Active Member

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    That is super cool!

    Congratulations and welcome!
     
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  2. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    The missing dot was indeed consistent throughout 1969, but can also be found in just about any year; mistakes happen. That's why dating has to be a holistic approach; no one feature is a definitive sign of anything. The totality of features must be taken into account.
     
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  3. Marky Forrest

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    Great score, congratulations!
     
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  4. EyeBr0ws

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    I agree completely. Many SGs are incorrectly dated based on a single feature. This particular SG has a mix of 1968 and 1969 features, and with the pots codes it was most likely assembled in early 1969.
     
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  5. DaveSG

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    Dude, awesome SG. The '67-'71s seem to be one of the least popular SG gens (and we've never seen them reissued apart from the Robbie Kriegers), as they get a bad knock from their skinny necks and 'Norlin' stigma, but they are my absolute favorite SGs. I grew up loving these guitars, and will continue loving them.
     
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  6. Franktone

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    It's a real beauty in every way.
     
  7. PermissionToLand

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    I would kill for a reissue of these, with the only change being the nut width. I have a hard time arpeggiating chords with the standard 11/16" and the '71 Junior I once played made it clear to me I couldn't live with one as much as I love everything else about them. I'll probably make my own before Gibson ever gets around to doing a proper reissue!

    To think that Gibson has reissued the freaking "The Paul" but not a batwing SG is so absurd...
     
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  8. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Vintage beauty ! Lucky guitarist here ...
     
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  9. Bettyboo

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    That's an exceptionally nice guitar, congratulations. The '61s are obviously lovely, but I like this later 60s style with the batwings even more.

    A '61 junior, a '64 special and a 67 (or 68 or 69) standard would probably be a perfect trio for me.
     
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  10. ezypikins

    ezypikins New Member

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    1.55 at the nut

    This ain't no cowboy chord guitar
    angus head.jpg
     
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  11. Tbkahuna

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    Wow! I have been trying to figure out what to do with one I have that has similar features as this one, but not nearly that nice. I will post the info on it separately to get some input.
     
  12. PermissionToLand

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    I totally forgot that about the Angus signature. The old sig (2000-2008) was 1 10/16". I could probably live with that one.
     
  13. Bob L

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    Very nice guitar! Does the pickguard overlap the switch ring? When I installed a full size guard on my 1964 standard, I removed the ring because there wasn't room for it. I have seen many photos of 1960s models with batwing guards where that seems to be the case. I am leaning to the conclusion that this condition is due to how the neck was set. Any variation in the position of the end of the fingerboard to the body would affect the pickguard placement in relation to the switch.
     
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  14. EyeBr0ws

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    The pickguard does indeed overlap the switch ring, but the ring is not original, so I thought it was just because the ring was slightly larger than the original spec.
     
  15. Rob Dotz

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  16. Brooklyn Zeke

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    I bought mine in the Summer of '69. It's got no finish checking.
     
  17. sadmoodyfrazier

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    I announce to you that you have the most beautiful SG EVAH.
     
  18. Satellitedog

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    Did it have a heel joint repair/rebuild? There are seam lines in both cutaways but no photo of the back. Very cool guitar regardless, congratulations!
     

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