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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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Vintage 1965 Gibson SG Les Paul Special Project Guitar NO RESERVE!

Current price: $574.44
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1969 Gibson SG Custom Vintage 100% No Issues 69 NO RESERVE

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2005 Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar Cherry Red Modified w/Vintage Pickup

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Vintage 1986 Gibson SG Cherry Electric Guitar w/Hard Case USA Made - No Reserve

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GIBSON SG 70'S TRIBUTE, VINTAGE SUNBURST W/ ORIG GIG BAG,EXTRA CLEAN!! U.S.A.

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1969 Vintage Gibson SG Bigsby Tremelo Tailpiece

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Vintage 1970's Gibson Pat# Mini Humbucker Pickups old original pair Les Paul SG

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VINTAGE GIBSON SG -AGE? - CASE - SEE ALL PICTURES AND DESCRIPTION BEFORE BIDDING

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UK ebay listings

GIBSON LES PAUL SG CUSTOM - WHITE - 1962 - VERY RARE VINTAGE SG CUSTOM

Current price: £9995.00
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Vintage Gibson SG Custom with 3 Paf's 1961/2

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1962 Gibson SG Standard Ebony Block Vintage Cherry Red

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GIBSON SG - STANDARD - 1965/66 - TYPE 1 - CHERRY - BEATLES - VINTAGE GIBSON

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GIBSON LES PAUL SG JUNIOR - CHERRY 1962 - SUPER CLEAN VINTAGE LES PAUL SG JUNIOR

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1963 Gibson SG Special Vintage Electric Guitar Cherry P-90 Collector Grade w/hc

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RARE VINTAGE 1964 GIBSON SG JUNIOR ELECTRIC GUITAR - Refinished

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GIBSON LES PAUL SG JUNIOR - CHERRY - 1962 - VINTAGE LES PAUL SG JUNIOR

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German ebay listings

1967 Gibson SG Standard - Cherry - Long Lyre Vibrola

Current price: €6250.00
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1966 Gibson SG Special - Polaris White

Current price: €5775.00
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1969 Gibson SG Standard No 1 - Cherry / 3 pcs Neck model

Current price: €5200.00
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1974 Gibson SG Custom - Polaris White /- RARE! EXC ++

Current price: €4360.00
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1969 Gibson SG Standard 5 - Walnut - Derek Tucks Stoptail Conversion/ PLAYER!

Current price: €3835.00
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Gibson SG Lefthand mit Bigsby Baujahr 1973 Vintage

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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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