I just bought myself a 1986 SG-62. It is all original. Anyway, I thought it might be interesting to make a thread where we could compile any known info about this model. I know the SG-62 has been discussed in portions of many previous threads, but I thought it might be cool to consolidate info in one place. Mine has a serial number dating it to late March 1986. I believe that mine must have been one of the earliest ones produced, simply by definition, since this model was introduced in 1986. I guess it is obviously possible to have a serial number from January or February 1986, though... It is sort of interesting that Gibson's ownership changed in January 1986. I think that the introduction of the SG-62 must have been in planning well before that, though - so I really doubt the purchase of Gibson by the new owners had anything to do with the decision to produce the SG-62. Being Gibson's first early '60s spec SG manufactured since 1965, my assumption is that a fair amount of research and development probably went into this model, so I am thinking it probably had its origins back in 1985, at least from a planning standpoint. Mine has the Shaw pickups, which sound spectacular in this guitar. I wonder when the Bill Lawrence (circuit board back) pickups first started appearing on the SG-62... my guess is possibly late 1987? I do believe that, if an SG-62 has a 1986 serial number, it probably had Shaws, as a general rule. The neck profile on mine is not what I would describe as thin or 1960 slim taper style. It is actually fairly thick, very stable, and extremely comfortable. My neck doesn't flex one bit, even when playing fairly aggressively etc. One other quirk that my guitar has/had - it has the remnants of some sort of large and fairly elaborate handwritten signature on the front of the body. It was almost completely wiped off when I got the guitar, and just very barely visible. I have no idea who signed it or when, but there is really no way to know now... It would be interesting to hear from those of you who have an SG-62. Specifically, it would be cool to note the month of manufacture (from the serial number), and then observe the guitar's features - for example, pickups, neck profile... Thanks in advance! Looking forward to learning more about this model.