NVGD: My First Vintage! 1969 Gibson SG

Sp8ctre

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Just found and purchased my very first vintage guitar, a damn near like new 1969 Gibson SG Standard! This was purchased in early 1969 and played for a very short time. Then it was stuffed in the closet never to see the light of day for over 50 years!

I have looked it over top to bottom and everything is as it should be other than the tuners. It had Grover's installed right out the gate because they were the popular tuner of the day in 1969. Other than that it's completely unmolested! I have a set of 1969 Gibson Kluson Double Line Double Ring Tuners on the way right now...

Unfortunately as I said in my other thread I just had Rotator Cuff surgery and I can't play this beauty right now!

Here are the pics for you all to take in...

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Fantastic score.
I’m so jealous. I really hope you get to play it soon.
 

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Just found and purchased my very first vintage guitar, a damn near like new 1969 Gibson SG Standard! This was purchased in early 1969 and played for a very short time. Then it was stuffed in the closet never to see the light of day for over 50 years!

I have looked it over top to bottom and everything is as it should be other than the tuners. It had Grover's installed right out the gate because they were the popular tuner of the day in 1969. Other than that it's completely unmolested! I have a set of 1969 Gibson Kluson Double Line Double Ring Tuners on the way right now...

Unfortunately as I said in my other thread I just had Rotator Cuff surgery and I can't play this beauty right now!

Here are the pics for you all to take in...
Man, you don't do things halfway. You decide to get a vintage SG and you get an incredibly clean one, patina of age but otherwise looks showroom new. Man, I love that! Enjoy!
 

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Man, that is clean ... my 2019 Standard ‘61 has more scratches!! Is that Maestro cover plain or just so shiny you can’t make out the Lyre engraving in the photo?!

Routed for 3 pickups ... just sayin’ ... :hmm:
 

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Love the thick rounded necks on those 69-70 models.
1970 SG Junior

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Man, that is clean ... my 2019 Standard ‘61 has more scratches!! Is that Maestro cover plain or just so shiny you can’t make out the Lyre engraving in the photo?!

Routed for 3 pickups ... just sayin’ ... :hmm:

It's engraved, just super clean! And the three pickup thing has crossed my mind!
 

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If you send it to me I'll break it in for you. Teach it some songs. I know allot of 1969-70 music. That should be the first thing it plays. Otherwise you may put it into shock.

I'll make sure it gets a proper diet of music from 69' and 70' before anything else!
 


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