60's Gibson SG

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  1. madguitarsolo

    madguitarsolo Active Member

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    I visited a shop called electro music today, in Doncaster. Had a look round and noticed an SG that just said '60's Gibson SG' on the tag. Not sure of the model or the actual date so I got some pics below.

    I played it for about half an hour, and it was terrible. First thing I noticed was the neck, it was quite thin at the 1st fret but got thick by the 12th. Very uncomfortable to play. The next part was the setup, which was aweful also. I'm not sure if it could be fixed that well because of the strange bridge, which reminded me of brucewayne's Iommi monkey SG. The guitar was dinged to hell, there were 3 holes in the body so I'm assuming it had some sort of tremelo piece, and there were holes in the back of the head so I'm guessing the tuners were not stock. On the plus side, the P90s absolutely screamed. I played it through some mesa, and it sounded great, and I believe if I had played through a Marshall it would have sounded flawless. The finish looked very nice too, nice aged cherry. The picture with the whole guitar in most closely represents the true colour. Asking price was £1200. I don't think it was worth it.

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  2. GibsonWarrior

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    Small world!! I work in Doncaster and use the same Guitar Luthier (Stuart Palmer) as Electro Music. I havent been in for a while.....

    It looks like a late 60's/early 70's special of some sort, the short vibrola has been ditched along with the original tuners and the addition of the bridge in lieu of the original wrapover??
     
  3. AxRab

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    Its a 1969 Special, I never liked 66 to 70 SG's, there was just something about the neck and joint that didnt work for me.
     
  4. Rooney

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    Can't say I've seen an SG with a 3 piece mahagony neck before.
     
  5. smk506

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    ^^^ +1 :?
     
  6. oldrockfan

    oldrockfan Well-Known Member

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    my gut tells me thats not a Gibson. However, my gut has been wrong so will be curious to see if anyone can confirm it or not.
     
  7. everdying

    everdying Well-Known Member

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    [quote author=Rooney link=topic=16919.msg211673#msg211673 date=1210884430]
    Can't say I've seen an SG with a 3 piece mahagony neck before.
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    70s SGs had 3 piece necks...i have a '74 with a similar neck.
     
  8. smk506

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    If it had a three peice neck, wouldnt it have "made in usa"?
     
  9. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

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    That's an honest to goodness Gibson ( I'm not crazy bout that neck joint either )
     

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