Help IDing SG

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  1. UFGator88

    UFGator88 New Member

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    Hello, a friend just inherited a SG, and we are having a hard time identifying it. I've attached pictures. A serial number lookup dates it as a 1964, but I've never seen a SG like it, and I can't find anything on the Internet about it. Would love some help from the experts! Thank you in advance.... SG1.jpg SG2.jpg SG3.jpg SG4.jpg SG5.jpg
     
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    Bad Penguin, that looks like it! The 70s SGs have a terrible reputation, right? Have yet to plug this one in.
     
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    It's..... different. And no, not all SG's from the 70's have a bad rep. Norlins in general get a bad rep, but some VERY nice guitars came from that era. And yes, some pieces of crap too. Judge the guitar as itself, and not the product of an era.
     
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    Awesome. I'm excited to play it. I appreciate your fast replies!

    Lee
     
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    That's what we are here for! Let us know how it plays, sounds and feels. Play it in good health, and give it a wonderful home!
     
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    Yes I’d say that’s definitely an SGI from 72-3. I have the two pickup version SGII. After a bit of care setting mine up it plays really nicely and sounds good. It’s built to a price for sure but don’t assume all Norlin ERA products are junk! If you like it, by definition it’s a good guitar. End of discussion!
     
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