- Oct 12, 2019
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The pot codes date to week 52 of 1968, so it's definitely been assembled in 1969. Isn't the missing dot over the i a 1969 only spec? The B stamp in the cavity and the three pickup route should also indicate 1969. Bevels on the horns look shallow compared to 1967 and early 1968. Crown inlay is 1969 and later spec with the taller base.
I agree completely. Many SGs are incorrectly dated based on a single feature. This particular SG has a mix of 1968 and 1969 features, and with the pots codes it was most likely assembled in early 1969.The missing dot was indeed consistent throughout 1969, but can also be found in just about any year; mistakes happen. That's why dating has to be a holistic approach; no one feature is a definitive sign of anything. The totality of features must be taken into account.
Dude, awesome SG. The '67-'71s seem to be one of the least popular SG gens (and we've never seen them reissued apart from the Robbie Kriegers), as they get a bad knock from their skinny necks and 'Norlin' stigma, but they are my absolute favorite SGs. I grew up loving these guitars, and will continue loving them.
Very nice guitar! Does the pickguard overlap the switch ring? When I installed a full size guard on my 1964 standard, I removed the ring because there wasn't room for it. I have seen many photos of 1960s models with batwing guards where that seems to be the case. I am leaning to the conclusion that this condition is due to how the neck was set. Any variation in the position of the end of the fingerboard to the body would affect the pickguard placement in relation to the switch.