Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by PhoenixFear, Jul 31, 2015.
1 tone & 2 Volume :)
I modded my HH strat to have 2V1T. welcome to the 2V1T club!
Did you know that 2V1T naturally is '50s wired?
I did not actually,lean something new everyday
This SGII looks unique to me, not sure how many were finished this way. I rather like the look. Somehow the odd control plate doesn't look so out of place:
That is a crazy SG!
Very nice, and I like it, too. The back of the body, neck, and headstock is painted like that, too...
I'd guess this is a customized early 70's (1972 ??) Gibson SG II.
That front control plate is the dead giveaway. Looks like the pickguard got ditched & the plastic covered mini-humbuckers were tossed & she was routed out for full size tone busters.
Many of these guitar met similar fates as they were cheap & unpopular for years & honestly just a great format to build 'your guitar' off of!
I mean, just look what this person was able to do with it.
The site says it's a '75, and from what I can tell the SGII was in production till '76, with a small number made in '75 with twin humbuckers, so I guess it may have started life with 'em.
Why did they decide to put a LP PG on those
This was done when they stopped making LPs and got this SG idea out (I think ...). I guess they had a pile of these ugly pickguards they woudn't throw away.
No, that was a decade earlier, when the SG was introduced. The LP had returned to their range by the time these came out, but I guess it could've been a cost cutting measure - using the same style on both models. Many of the changes at this time are hard to understand as anything but cost cutting, certainly they did nothing for aesthetics. :)
My number one (love, love, love .. )
Norlin SGIIs are proof rarity endows no special value(s).
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I'm no fan of middle humbuckers, but wow!
Ah ... the one to be ignore must have posted one of his princesses.
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