Need EXPERT help on identifying this guitar

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  1. Dave_g

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    I have owned this guitar for around 3 years now and I am the first owner (I believe the guitar was at least a year old when I bought it). Gibson states its a 2004 SG Standard in a color called Firemist Quilt...

    What is confusing is that -its a custom shop guitar with a Les Paul headstock and split parallelogram fret markers.......certainaly not a Standard....

    Anyway, Gibson asked for pictures and the final answer was that it was most likely a custom order that was not properly recorded........Im am courious as to what the SG fanatics think
     

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    ok i cant help with identifying it but i think that guitar looks amazing, does it sound just as good?
     
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    Tom....same guitar -its one of a kind
     
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    Sorry, I didn't realize that was your auction. I stand corrected ;) I did some searching and was never able to come up with any other evidence that Gibson put that headstock on any other Elegant. It looks good though. Maybe they should have gone that way instead.
     
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    What about the neck inlays-I always thought those looked weird cause you usually see them on Jazz guitars or I think one of the early versions of the Nighthawk had them too...
     
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    The split inlays remind me of my ES-175, the peghead looks very nice as does the quilted top. I never saw that headstock on any SG Standard, though.
    So Gibson admits they did not document all their special orders!
     
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    [quote author=dbb link=topic=19169.msg232265#msg232265 date=1241066894]
    So Gibson admits they did not document all their special orders!
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    Heck Gibson barely documents their production stuff.
     
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    a shot of the control cavity would be welcome
     
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    [quote author=Tom link=topic=19169.msg232266#msg232266 date=1241068395]
    Heck Gibson barely documents their production stuff.
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    So I've found out when trying to date my 175!
     
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    [quote author=Dave_g link=topic=19169.msg232252#msg232252 date=1241050512]
    I have owned this guitar for around 3 years now and I am the first owner (I believe the guitar was at least a year old when I bought it). Gibson states its a 2004 SG Standard in a color called Firemist Quilt...

    What is confusing is that -its a custom shop guitar with a Les Paul headstock and split parallelogram fret markers.......certainaly not a Standard....

    Anyway, Gibson asked for pictures and the final answer was that it was most likely a custom order that was not properly recorded........Im am courious as to what the SG fanatics think
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    Since you are the original owner, how and where did you obtain it? Seems they would have been the ones that 'special' ordered this guitar.
     
  12. Dave_g

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    I bought it on EBay and-at the time- thought it was a run-of -the mill SG Elegant......
     

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