I have long been a fan of the wide bevelled angel wing pick guards fitted to SG Standards/Customs 1961-1967 period and the latter day CS iterations of these guitars. For my ’61 Reissue Standard, I bought and fitted a Creamtone replacement wide bevelled guard. I found this aesthetically pleasing, so I decided to do the same for my bat-wing 2016 Standard. Again, I was happy with the result: My question is: Did Gibson ever fit wide bevelled pickguards to the first bat-winged SGs (1967-1971)? Or, in other words, is fitting such a pick guard a valid retro upgrade? I’ve looked at as many photos as I can and it’s hard to tell. Some vintage Standards from this time do appear to have them but these could easily be after-market replacements, later additions like mine. The only hands on experience I’ve had with first generation bat-wing guard SGs was a 1967 SG Special I owned for a few years and this definitely had a narrow bevelled pick guard.