Post your Gibson SG’s!

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Daniel.S, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. deMelo

    deMelo Well-Known Member

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    It was a limited run, they issued them in faded cherry, worn brown and ebony for about a year or so. IIRC the production ceased in 2013.

    I myself don't quite like the feel of it but I needed a Gibson SG and this was what was available. I do dig the 57s, though.
     
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  2. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    If you don't like the feel of it, you can always send it to me!
     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    I cannot explain how jealous I am of your '69 Std.
     
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  4. JULIAN CICONTE

    JULIAN CICONTE New Member

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    My 2012 standard aged cherry
     

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  5. Gahr

    Gahr Well-Known Member

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    2014 Derek Trucks Signature. Currently set up for slide and sporting OX4 Hot Duane pickups. Since the pic was taken I have added a couple of tall pickup rings as well.
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    1975 SG II. Stock, except for the bridge. I substituted the original one for one compensated for an unwound G after the pic was taken.
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    2013 Future Tribute. Bought this one as a husk and put in a set of '57 Classics in which I've swapped the A2 magnets for A5s. The front magnet is flipped, for an out-of-phase sound.
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    2005 Faded Special. This is my "modding practice" guitar. It has had numerous pickup changes, at the moment it has a '57 Classic+ (with an A5 magnet) in the bridge and a 490R (also A5, flipped) in the neck. At the moment it also has a wide-bevelled pickguard. The Vibrola is from Crazyparts.
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    I will never part with the Derek Trucks or the SG II, but at the moment I'm thinking of getting rid of either one or two of the Faded Special and Future Tribute. I like them a lot, but they don't get any real playing time. And I have serious GAS for a Flying V or a double P90 equipped SG or Les Paul.
     
  6. LarryC

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    my 2 SG buddies lounging out.. 2sgs.jpg
     
  7. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    The SG II should be a 1973. Some were made in late 1972 but they were officially discontinued by the end of '73.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=f...EIMDAB#v=onepage&q=SG II discontinued&f=false

    However, according to Gruhn's book, remaining stock was shipped as late as 1979, with standard humbuckers retrofitted. I've never seen one of those before.

    I have a weird interest in the SG II for some reason. If one ever shows up at a reasonable price once this vintage bubble bursts, I'll probably snag one.
     
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    2012 Standard Limited complete with baked maple:
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  9. deMelo

    deMelo Well-Known Member

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    Baked Maple fretboard?
     
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  10. Gahr

    Gahr Well-Known Member

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    I have seen it stated several places that the SG II was in production from 1971 to 1976. Some say even longer.
    https://www.guitar-list.com/gibson/electric-guitars/gibson-sg-ii

    Here you can see some numbers for each year:
    http://www.vintageguitarandbass.com/gibson/SGII.php

    According to the serial number it can't be a 1972. The Guitar Dater Project and all other guides I have seen also list it as a 1975 or 1974. So it could either be a 1974 or 75 actually.
     
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  11. dr_piranha

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    I just joined the club last week. 2001 SG Standard. Having lots of fun with this one.

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  12. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Wow, thanks for the info. Gruhn's book said they were shipped until '78 but I figured it had to be small amounts of leftover stock after 1973, since they weren't in catalogs after that year. But based on those numbers, I'd say they were officially discontinued in early '75. I would imagine the 64 units sold in '76 were leftovers.

    It seems weird that they would ship about one per year for the next three years though. Why not just sell off that small amount at once?

    Gibson sure had some weird practices back then.
     
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    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    I just closed the deal on this....

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    Yes
     
  15. Eg94

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    F257D6E4-3CD4-4F71-825B-7193140C0E45.jpeg My 2018 Standard that I got last year. Just switched up the plain knobs for relfectors for that 61’ vibe.
     
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  16. SGtopper

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    Just picked up this one... a while back... Fit and finish is spot on.. Stay's in tune great ! I got a good one...
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    Beautiful!! :smile:
    That's an awesome sounding SG right there! ;)
     
  18. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    I really can't say enough how cool the Gary Clark model is. It's such an original idea, too. When you think every SG imaginable has been made, he comes up with a 3 P90 SG with 24 frets and Standard appointments.
     
  19. bon83

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    here are mine....

    SG Custom no.1
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    SG Custom no.2
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    SG Angus Sig
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    '79 "The SG"
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    1969 SG Standard
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  20. pancake81

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    Bon83, good to hear from you again brother!

    I see you have picked up a new guitar since we last chatted. Beauty.

    How do you like the original Angus Young Sig?
     

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