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

Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by Voxman, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. tifftunes

    tifftunes New Member

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    Hello SG freaks! First post here!

    I'm an old fart who bought his first good guitar in 1970. It was a 1969 Gibson SG Standard, with Maestro Vibrola, and "original" Gibson "Sunglasses" case. At a year old, it wasn't worn in the least, but the SG did rattle around a bit in it. I have a photo on a HDD SOMEWHERE! No idea where...

    Unfortunately, I sold that guitar in the early '80s... Regretting that sale, bought another only a few serial numbers away in the early '00s. It too had the sunglasses case, and was s'pose to be from '68 or '69. Stupidly sold that one as well!

    Now hunting for a new one that looks and feels like those two, and will likely have to request a Custom Shop model to fulfill that dream! But, it's highly unlikely I'll be able to get the same case.

    That's my story. I'm hoping my sunglasses case can be added to the "case history."
     
  2. tifftunes

    tifftunes New Member

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    By the way, why stop at '65? What's the significance?
     
  3. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    1966 was the transition year to the Batwing.
     
  4. tifftunes

    tifftunes New Member

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    Ah... The guard of choice for me... With larger neck as well...

    Sorry, I wasn't paying attention.
     
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  5. Dirty Ernie

    Dirty Ernie New Member

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    In 63 did Gibson offer a rectangular case????? Need to know before I claim it to be original lol
     
  6. Dirty Ernie

    Dirty Ernie New Member

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    Can you tell me what I have?? From the numbers it's a 63sg the case says Gibson It fits like a glove
     

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    Dirty Ernie New Member

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    330782 is the serial number
     
  8. Voxman

    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah, photoshop ruined the details of the info. I just noticed that :mad: I'll have to dig up all those photo's and host em here. Although there is a trick that I learned somewhere else that I can try that is very clever that bypasses there watermark and the pics come back! Now I just have to go and figure out where I discovered it.:io:
     
  9. Ian McLaughlin

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    Is this a Type 4?

    I think that this case is from the 1960s. I don't have any more details but could provide specific photos as requested.

    Thank you.

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