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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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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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1973 Gibson SG Standard Vintage Walnut Electric Guitar

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1973 Vintage Gibson SG Standard Walnut w/ OHSC

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1965 Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar - Vintage Cherry Red 60's P90 w Hard Case

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1973 Gibson SG Standard Vintage Walnut Electric Guitar

Current price: £829.52
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VINTAGE 1967 GIBSON SG SPECIAL ELECTRIC GUITAR EX-BONNIE RAITT NO RESERVE

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1964 GIBSON SG JUNIOR CUSTOM GUITAR RARE OLD VINTAGE ORIGINAL W/ KAHLER TREMOLO

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Vintage 1968 Gibson SG Special Cherry Red with Original Case two P90s and trem

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Vintage 1972 - 1974 Gibson SG Special Mini Humbuckers Cherry Electric Guitar

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1973 Vintage Gibson SG Standard Walnut w/ OHSC

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Vintage 1971 Gibson SG Deluxe Electric Guitar with OHSC

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Vintage Original 1962 Gibson SG / Les Paul Special Electric Guitar - Slab Body

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Gibson SG 1976 walnut original Vintage'76 - mit GibsonKoffer

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GIBSON SG 200, 1971, ultra selten

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Gibson SG Futura 2014 Inverness Green Vintage Gloss E-Gitarre | 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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