Les Paul Pickguard ???

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  1. Justin Bradfield

    Justin Bradfield New Member

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    I have a 1971 Sg Deluxe and it has a Les Paul pickguard, was 71 the only year with this pickguard ???
     
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    Maybe 72s. Look up Norlin Years
     
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    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere between 1970 and 1973, they stopped making cool SG’s when they stopped making the deluxe…
     
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    Yup, '71 and '72 were the years for the LP style pickguard and D shaped control cover mounted on the front, and only on the Deluxe as far as I can tell. They get slagged off on a lot, but don't let that bother you if you like the way it plays. There were a lot of features that are unique to this limited window of production on the deluxe. I have one as well, and while I wouldn't want it for my only guitar, I wouldn't ever want to sell it either. They have a unique personality that you won't find anywhere else. I wouldn't be afraid to get another if I found a good deal.
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    They just don't make nostalgia like they used to.
     
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    Also, the future is not what it used to be.
     
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    But does it neck dive?
     
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