Study of early Gibson SG Cases-- 60' to 65'

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  1. javamagic

    javamagic Well-Known Member

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    Voxy, any chance of doing edits on this topic? The original wording seems to have become somewhat scrambled in the change of forum (particularly quotes) and some parts read like a bad translation of a Japanese manual! :hmm:
     
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    More commonly known as "Chinglish"!!!:naughty:
     
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    Alex_SG Well-Known Member

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    I can feel a sticky coming on.....
     
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    Is that yours, or did you break in while I was out? :)[/QUOTE]

    Actually, it's The Sorrento, from '73/'74.
     
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    sgtbeefheart Well-Known Member

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    It's the same as mine. '73ish.
     
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    Hi,

    I have just bought an original Gibson SG case for my 67' SG. It's supposed to be a case from 1967. It has marigold lining.

    But instead of having a square pad on the inside lid of the case (that then sits over the pickup's when case is closed), it has the pad lower down so sits over the bridge and tail piece when closed.

    Has anyone come across one of these before?

    Thanks!
     
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    Those 60s cases with the pad in the lid look better than modern cases.

    I have 2 questions. Does the pad:

    A) give room for the maestro without bending it down?
    B) is the guitar snug in the case I.e. little/no vertical/horizontal movement in the case?
     
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    That's like mine that came with my '65 Jr. when I got it in '86. Yours looks to be in better shape than mine.

    john
     
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    It's identical to mine too, from the early '70s.
     
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    Sometimes cases sat around for a few years and it wasn't issued with the guitar..so it was possible to get a "new" case (unused really..) that may sat around for a few years..
    Also, the change from "velvet" to "fur" lining is of note..and when the Gibson was screened on the lid..talking the magenta fur variant (which I have for my '65 Jr..) the magenta velvet, the purple velvet lining..time for a part 2 of this..:hmm:
    Mine is just like this, but with magenta (it's different than purple..) fur lining..
    Does yours have the arch on the top lid, or is perfectly flat? And the silver Gibson screen print?:hmm: And is it velvet/velour or fur like lining?
     
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    So what kind of SG case is this?

    I have an odd, coffin shaped case that came with my '65 SG special. Can anyone help me identify this case? Is it an actual Gibson case? (No plaque or monogram anywhere on it.)
     

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    Juniors and Specials generally were purchased with a chipboard case. If you have a hard case with your Junior or Special the odds are huge that it was purchased later, most likely by a second owner.

    P.
     
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    Any idea on this case Voxman?
     

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    Cases have changed for the better, guitars look a lot more snug in modern cases but I understand the vintage look :)
     
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    1, 2, 3, get off of his case! [​IMG] bada-boom!

    sherlock, the case is elementary!

    a waste is a terrible thing to mind...
     
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    I think my comments still apply. Pics are great but the script is, well, "Chinglish".
     
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    Greetings! Nice to be here guys.

    Some of those first Royalite brown LP SG cases actually had a deep maroon plush instead of the usual pink lining. My first Gibson in '67 was a '61 LP SG Standard with that rare colored case. The maroon plush material was occasionaly used with Gibsons since the late forties on various Lifton cases too.
     
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    Welcome Mr Lawrence and thank you for your two Les Paul books which grace my bookshelves. :thumb:
     
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    Welcome to ETSG! :smile:
     
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    Thank you both. Glad you enjoy the books too. It's good to be here.
     

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