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'71 Gibson SG Deluxe Value - players grade, help on valuation please
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1972 Gibson SG Special
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1965 Gibson SG Standard
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1969 SG Special

The Gibson SG is a true design classic that has stood the test of time, remaining popular for almost half a century. The list of SG players is a who's who of the guitar. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Pete Townsend, Carlos Santana, Angus Young. And so on.

The SG Custom and the SG Standard were available first in early 1961. The high end Custom had gold plated hardware, 3 pickups and pearl inlays throughout. A very fine guitar. Both models sold well. A letter to Gibson dealers from late June 1961 explains "The New Model Les Paul Custom ... AND the New Les Paul Regular ... are enjoying tremendous acceptance. Sales of both models have already passed last year's entire output."

This sucess lead naturally to the addition of more models to the range: SG Junior, SG TV, SG Special, ranging in price from low to high. Even the Melody Maker was redesigned from it's popular body style to the SG shape. The number of SG models available fluctuated, reaching a peak in the early 1970s when there were also the SG Deluxe, and entry level models SGI, SGII, SG100, SG200 and SG250.

The SG is a Gibson staple, and hasn't changed significantly in nearly four decades. But of course there have been changes in hardware, neck profile, construction methods and so on - common to all Gibson instruments made in a factory always trying to improve upon its designs whilst remaining profitable over the long term. Models came and went. Have a look at the Gibson SG 1960s timeline and the SG 1970s timeline for some examples of these variations.

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NEW KLUSON HARMONICA BRIDGE STEEL WITH BRASS SADDLES FOR VINTAGE GIBSON SG

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1965 Gibson SG Standard Cherry Vintage Electric Guitar w/original case!

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VINTAGE 1979 GIBSON SG ELECTRIC GUITAR/ OHSC

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1967 Gibson SG STD Classic Vintage Tone Monster Players Delight

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RARE VINTAGE 1964 GIBSON SG JUNIOR ELECTRIC GUITAR - Refinished

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Vintage Gibson SG Standard / Custom rare pearloid 1966/76/68/69/70/71

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VINTAGE 1960's GIBSON A1 model GUITAR CASE "Bruce" handle YELLOW LINING SG

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2014 Gibson Derek Truck Signature SG Vintage Red Pristine condition with OHSC 

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UK ebay listings

NEW KLUSON HARMONICA BRIDGE STEEL WITH BRASS SADDLES FOR VINTAGE GIBSON SG

Current price: £83.98
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Time left: 6d 22h 46m
VINTAGE 1979 GIBSON SG ELECTRIC GUITAR/ OHSC

Current price: £1007.53
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RARE VINTAGE 1964 GIBSON SG JUNIOR ELECTRIC GUITAR - Refinished

Current price: £3024.60
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Vintage Gibson SG Standard / Custom rare pearloid 1966/76/68/69/70/71

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Vintage Gibson SG Custom with 3 Paf's 1961/2

Current price: £8000.00
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VINTAGE 1960's GIBSON A1 model GUITAR CASE "Bruce" handle YELLOW LINING SG

Current price: £282.30
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2014 Gibson Derek Truck Signature SG Vintage Red Pristine condition with OHSC 

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Vintage Gibson 1977 SG Standard in excellent condition

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German ebay listings

Gibson SG 1976 walnut original Vintage'76

Current price: €1740.00
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Gibson SG Derek Trucks 2014 - Vintage Red Stain

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Kortmann SG mit Vintage Case und Gibson Strings (Ex- B&K, Bingenheimer)

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Gibson USA 1979 "The SG" + Original Case

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Gibson SG Futura 2014 Champagne Vintage Gloss E-Gitarre | Neu

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Gibson SG Futura 2014 Champagne Vintage Gloss | Neu

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There are 2 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
jimmy hendrix Comment left 8th July 2012 15:03:22
Need a valuation of a 1964 SG Standard. Please email as soon as possible
nick simmons Comment left 24th March 2013 20:08:05
Trying to find value of a Gibson S.G.guitar made in early 70's.Ser #397925

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