Any differences with SG Standards from 72 to 79?

Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by warmachine, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. warmachine

    warmachine Member

    Feb 19, 2014
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    I know a change from T-tops to Tarbacks occurred early on, but At least based on some image searches I see that block inlays, harmonica bridge, volute, neck binding, 3 piece neck and toggle switch above volume knobs are pretty consistent across the SG Standard from 1972 to 1979.

    Was the neck profile always the same? Fret size ever change? How many pieces were the mahogany bodies made of? Were potentiometers 300 or 500? Were certain years heavier than others?

    Thanks for any historical info you all can provide!
  2. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2013
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    Quite a few changes. All detailed here:

    Neck profile was generally the same although hand shaping means there is variation. Fret size should be the same. There was no spec for the number of pieces in the body. I'm sure if you could somehow have weighed every guitar produced every year and compare the median weights, you'd find differences but probably not significant ones. Anyone who suggests otherwise is just engaging in conjecture. You'll find heavy pieces and light pieces in any year.

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