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Solid body electric guitar

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'71 Gibson SG Deluxe Value - players grade, help on valuation please
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last message by George Porter
16/02/2014 20:53

Gibson "SG" variant ID....
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20/10/2013 16:57

1972 Gibson SG Special
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09/06/2013 15:13

Tuner broken on my '73 SG Special
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1971 Gibson SG Custom
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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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Gibson USA SG '70s Tribute Guitar - 2013, Vintage Sunburst w/Hard Shell Case

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1973 Gibson SG Standard Vintage Walnut Electric Guitar

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Gibson SG 250 70's Killer vintage in great shape!

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Vintage 1962 Gibson Les Paul Jr. SG - Players guitar

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VINTAGE GIBSON SG SPECIAL 1968 NEEDS SOAPBAR P-90 PICKUPS & PARTS EZ PROJECT

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Gibson SG Les Paul Hard Shell Case Ca.1961 Vintage Pebble Grain REDUCED!!

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Gibson SG Special 1986 Vintage Electric Guitar *** MUST SEE ***

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1965 Gibson SG Junior Vintage Polaris White

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Gibson SG Les Paul Hard Shell Case Ca.1961 Vintage Pebble Grain REDUCED!!

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Vintage 1972 Gibson SG Standard + Hardcase

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Vintage rare 1962 Gibson Les Paul SG Junior guitar cherry

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Vintage Nylon 4/6 guitar nut blank for GIbson Les Paul SG 335 acoustic historic

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VINTAGE 1970-72 GIBSON SG SPECIAL WITH ORIGINAL CHAINSAW CASE

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Vintage 1962 Gibson Les Paul Jr. SG - Players guitar

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Vintage 1969 Gibson SG Original Strap Hardware 1pc

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COOL Gibson / Epiphone SG Special Body Vintage Style Project Black

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German ebay listings

Gibson SG 62 Reissue ähnl. 61 BJ 1990 dark heritage cherry SEHR GUTER ZUSTAND !!

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Gibson SG 1976 walnut original Vintage '76

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Gibson SG Pete Townshend, 2002, OHSC

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Complette Vintage Wiring Kit für Epiphone/Gibson SG

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Gibson SG Custom (BJ. 1989), Classic White, 3 PU, Gold Hardware

Current price: €3449.00
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GIBSON ES-335/SG VINTAGE 1968 POT KNOB SET*RARE=46 YEARS OLD*ORIG. MADE IN USA

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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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