Help on Gibson SG 1979.

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  1. Ismirruga

    Ismirruga New Member

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    Hello, this SG is on sale here in Brazil for 1600 dollars. The owner says he bought it in the USA in 1981 and that it is all original, without modifications, but he does not know any information about the wood, pickup, hardware ..... I want to buy, but I need help. The serial number is 72209574. Thank you!
     

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  2. everdying

    everdying Well-Known Member

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    it's a Standard, dont see anything wrong with it.
    any other relevant info can easily be found via a search.
     
  3. Ismirruga

    Ismirruga New Member

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    Thanks for helping.
    I thought it was strange that she didn't have "MADE IN USA" in the headstock. This is normal?
     
  4. flognoth

    flognoth Active Member

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    It looks like it might have it, but if so, it is very faint. In the first photo of the close up on the serial number, I think I'm seeing a "MADE" centered and above and between the screws for the D and G tuners.

    I had to zoom in. I can't make it out though on the other photo of the back of the headstock. It might be very faint and you need to get it in the right light.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I see the "DE" in "MADE".
    Can barely see the "MA".

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    everdying Well-Known Member

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    maybe u can just make out the M.. DE... I...there...

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    just for reference...below is another 79 so u can see how shallow that area is stamped..


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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I can see the entire "MADE".

    It's possible the die used to stamp the "MADE IN USA" was relatively new and very sharp, and not much pressure was used.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    I am glad my '76 is easy to read. Looks similar except back of Headstock

    76 Sg Std Headstock Back.jpg
     
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    [QUOTE = "vedação cerebral, post: 547056, membro: 8935"] Eu vejo o "DE" em "MADE".
    Mal consigo ver o "MA".

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    obrigado pela ajuda amigo! Esta mal marcado na guitarra. Mas está lá !!!
     
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    Ismirruga New Member

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    [QUOTE = "junta cerebral, post: 547060, membro: 8935"] Posso ver o "MADE" completo.

    É possível que a matriz usada para estampar o "MADE IN USA" fosse relativamente nova e muito afiada, e não tenha sido usada muita pressão. [/ QUOTE]


    With your help it became easier to identify "made in usa". Thanks.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to our forum too. Issmirruga
     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Probably one of the earliest built with the switch in that location and jack on the side. That was officially a 1980 model year feature.
     

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