70's SG neck binding

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  1. Amptech

    Amptech Member

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    Hi guys, anyone have any idea of the rhyme or reason to the neck binding on early / mid 70's SG's? I have a 73 ( pot date codes are 48-50th week of 72' ) and it has binding, yet I have a 75' ( pot date codes 50 & 51 week of 74' ) and it has no binding. I think the 75 has an ebony fretboard, while the 73 has a rosewood board. Any help would be awesome.. thanks.. Bill
     
  2. Steve D

    Steve D Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly it, if it had ebony it had no binding. If it had rosewood it got binding. Just how they did it back in the day. Of course now, 45 years later, you could find a rosewood one without binding but that would almost certainly be down to a refret and they stripped it off.
     
  3. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    It's all laid out here:

    https://solidguitar.fandom.com/wiki/SG_Standard#1973-1979
     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    I believe I've seen at least one transitional model from around late 1973 with Rosewood but no binding. Pretty rare to see though, obviously.
     
  5. Slowery

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    I have a '72 SG Custom that has an ebony fretboard with binding.
     

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