1975 Gibson solid body catalogue

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The 1975 Gibson solid body catalogue featured a number of newer models, recently developed at the Kalamazoo plant, plus a couple old favourites. The cover shows Carlos Santana playing the new Bill Lawrence-designed L6-S. This was not the entire solid-body range; the Les Paul guitars appeared in their own separate Les Paul catalogue. This catalogue also contained the following guitars. Click on the images for full size versions, or click on the model names below for more about each instrument

Guitars:
L5-S
L6-S
SG Custom, Standard and Special
Marauder

In the early seventies Gibson had received critisism for the quality of its instruments, especially with regard post-production checks.

Gibson is constantly aware of its reputation as the world's finest fretted instrument manufacturer. And we're constantly striving to keep our reputation ... and to improve it. That's why we put a guitar through over 50 checks and tests before we put the Gibson name on it. Then Gibson inspects the work approved by line inspectors. If it can't live up to these standards, it can't live up to the Gibson name.


The 1975 Gibson catalogue consisted of several brochures, each concentrating on a specific area.

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john angus Comment left 9th May 2012 15:03:09 reply
I have a Gibson SG which the pots date 1973. It looks just like the sg special 1975 with mini humbuckers, block inlay markers on neck but it has a deluxe truss rod cover? When I bought it second hand from a shop in the late 70's they said it was 1969, however it has made in usa stamped on the neck. Its serial number dates it 71-73 so a bit confusing. just want to know as accurate as possible the date it was made.
vintage guitar and bass Comment left 9th May 2012 16:04:08 reply
re: john angus - the pots were made in '73 - so your guitar can not have been shipped any earlier than that. The 'date it was made' is a vague concept to be honest - especially in the early seventies. Necks may well have been made long before being assembled onto a body, and serial numbers, in many cases, were applied to necks before being attached to a body. So pinning it down to one preciese year is not straight forward. 1974/75 seems quite likely. If you want a more detailed analysis email me pictures and the full serial number/pot codes and i'll see what I can add.