Gibson SG Model?

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Just came across this interesting 1977 Gibson SG. Does anyone have any info on the model type?

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Gibson/Norlin neck on a butcher block? Looks stiffer than a titanium jock strap.
 

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Wow, never seen anything like that not even in the old catalogs. Either some funky one-off or someone creative combined a Norlin neck with an unknown body.
 

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seeing as it has a full control cavity...
means very likely someone put a veneer over a 70s SG, just to cover up the remaining holes there...then routed out for a string thru bridge.
 

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1977 SG Standard (modified)


The only logical explanation is someone applied a veneer on top as suggested earlier to hide the original holes from the controls, neck pup cavity and Harmonica Bridge to make the body top look like an SG Modern.

Drilled for string through ‘58 Flying V style tailpiece. Bevels on the horns were carved out as that is not typical for a 1977 SG Standard.

The neck and headstock markings will always indicate the model regardless of body modifications.
 
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Amazing what can happen when you're home alone with a case of Old Milwaukee and some tools...
 

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seeing as it has a full control cavity...
means very likely someone put a veneer over a 70s SG, just to cover up the remaining holes there...then routed out for a string thru bridge.

Not necessarily, after 1965 Gibson started using the full sized cavity route for Juniors to simplify production processes. That said, I do think this is most likely a customized '70s SG as well.

Bevels on the horns were carved out as that is not typical for a 1977 SG Standard.

That's what makes me think it couldn't be a factory prototype or custom order. Horn bevels were very shallow back then.
 

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Well a restoration could be hard to achieve, I would sell it out
 


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