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Gibson SG Custom and SG Standard

1966 Gibson 'Guitars & Amplifiers' catalog, page 10

1966 Gibson full line catalog. Page 10. Details of the Gibson SG Custom and Gibson SG Standard guitars; their first appearance in colour in a Gibson catalog. The SG Custom was Gibson's most special solid body electric, with three pickups and gold plated hardware; naturally it was also the most expensive solid body at that time (excluding double neck guitars) at $455. The still very nice SG Standard was then priced at $305 (US zone 1 prices, October 1966).

1966 Gibson Guitars & Amplifiers catalog, page 10: Gibson SG Custom and SG Standard
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Gibson SG Custom ( 1969-Factory White )

Gibson SG Custom ( 1969-Factory White )

Mission, Kansas, 662**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$22000

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1961 Gibson Les Paul / SG Custom original WHITE with Sideways Vibrola

1961 Gibson Les Paul / SG Custom original WHITE with Sideways Vibrola

Carbondale, Illinois, 629**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$31900


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Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1961 Gibson Les Paul (SG) Custom in its original White finish with gold hardware and a factory sideways Vibrola. It has a great playing neck with very worn frets, but still playable. It's all original with the exception of one volume knob. It's also 100% complete along with its original hardshell case. This original Les Paul Custom looks great with lots of minor nicks + dings (most have been touched-up with white... more
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Gibson SG Standard Guitar /  Cherry  /  Circa 1969 with Engraved Lyre Tail piece

Gibson SG Standard Guitar / Cherry / Circa 1969 with Engraved Lyre Tail piece

Hyannis, Massachusetts, 026**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$7350

Gibson SG Standard Guitar / Cherry / Circa 1960s with Engraved Lyre Tail piece with Vibrola
Ser # 855530
Vintage Gibson SG in good condition. In production since the 60s this iconic guitar has withstood the test of time. This guitar has cosmetic wear marks and a few battle scars (see photos) but plays beautifully and looks fantastic. Original hard case included
The Gibson SG was introduced in 1961 as a complete replacement for the Les Paul. The new design was thought to be a more... more
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gibson standard sg bass guitar

gibson standard sg bass guitar

Sebring, Florida, 338**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1790

Gibson sg standard bass guitar
Comes with case, strap, bass guitar tuner,
Local pickup for Florida residents... more
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Vintage 1989-1990 Gibson SG Standard Candy Apple Red  ~ MINTY ~  1959 / 59 Neck +OHSC

Vintage 1989-1990 Gibson SG Standard Candy Apple Red ~ MINTY ~ 1959 / 59 Neck +OHSC

Jacksonville, Florida, 322**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3997

Up for sale is an RARE 1989-1990 Gibson SG Standard in Candy Apple Red Finish
The finish is beautifully vibrant and glossy!
All Original! Featuring Factory 'PAT NO' Neck Pickup and Factory Bill Lawrence HB-L Bridge Pickup, 1989 dated pots, original Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge and stoptail
FANTASTIC cosmetic condition ~ ~ As close to MINT as it gets!
The neck is PERFECT and has a nice rounded 50s neck profile. Nice easy action with no string buzz. Frets in EXCELLENT condition. ... more
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1968 Gibson SG Custom Guitar with Maestro Vibrola - Polaris White

1968 Gibson SG Custom Guitar with Maestro Vibrola - Polaris White

West Hartford, Connecticut, 061**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$8500

Here??s a rare opportunity to own a valuable 60s SG Custom at a below market price   1968 was the last year without ??Made in the USA?? on the back of the headstock. This guitar has been professionally set up and plays the way you??d expect a ??Fretless Wonder?? to play and feel   It has three of those incredible, original 60s humbuckers   The pots are original except for one that the previous owner had replaced. It also features those unique waffle-back gold Klusons, gold Maestro Lyre ... more
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Vintage 1968 Gibson SG Standard Walnut Brown finish with case

Vintage 1968 Gibson SG Standard Walnut Brown finish with case

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 189**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5000


Vintage 1968 Gibson SG Standard Walnut Brown finishWeight: 8 LBSHas had a small headstock repair years ago, old repair and is rock solidAppears to have a few cracks (they seem solid) at the neck heels also as shownFrets and neck in very good conditionFrets have some very light signs of wear just on the first few fretsIn my opinion not enough wear to be worried about at this time so I didn't feel the need to dress themThey have lots of meat and don't appear to have been dressed downIt's ... more
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Gibson SG Custom 3-Pickup With Maestro Vibrola Tailpiece  Alpine White 1964 w / OH

Gibson SG Custom 3-Pickup With Maestro Vibrola Tailpiece Alpine White 1964 w / OH

Renton, Washington, 980**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$26000

Vintage Gibson SG Custom 3-Pickup with Maestro Vibrola in Alpine White finish made in 1964 with Original Marigold Interior Hard Shell Case. This guitar features a solid mahogany body, mahogany neck and bound ebony fingerboard. Equipped with a set of original gold covered Gibson Patent Sticker Humbuckers in the neck, middle and bridge position. Controlled by 2-volume, 2-tone knobs and a 3-way toggle switch with original pots and wiring dating to 1964. The 24 75" scale length neck has mother of ... more
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1969 Gibson SG Standard Walnut

1969 Gibson SG Standard Walnut

Greer, South Carolina, 296**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$7000

NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!!!LOWER 48 UNITED STATES SALES ONLY!!!1969 Gibson SG Standard Walnut. Replacement pickguardReplacement switch tip
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Gibson SG Standard - 1968. Excellent Condition

Gibson SG Standard - 1968. Excellent Condition

Barto, Pennsylvania, 195**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$9500

ppGibson SG Standard - 1968. Excellent condition. Collector grade with surprisingly little play time evident, the guitar having been owned and stored by a collector of high end guitars. No cracks, breaks, repairs, modifications or issues of any kind, and only a few very tiny surface dings and barely visible tiny scratches. The original walnut finish is just beautiful. The neck is straight, the fretboard is level and the frets are in excellent condition. The sound is wonderfully clean and ... more
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1975 Gibson SG Standard Vintage Guitar Walnut w /  Ebony Board, Case

1975 Gibson SG Standard Vintage Guitar Walnut w / Ebony Board, Case

Lockport, Illinois, 604**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2250

Experience the classic sound of Gibson with this vintage 1975 SG Standard electric guitar in a rich walnut body color and ebony fretboard material. The 22 frets and mahogany neck material make for smooth and easy playability, while the solid body construction ensures durability. This right-handed guitar is a true gem from the Gibson SG series, made in the United States in 1975
Ok not for a Kardashian, but it is a Players Grade 1975 SG and affordable!!!🤑
It has original neck ... more
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1969 Gibson SG Custom 3 Pickup Maestro Vibrola - Gold Hardware

1969 Gibson SG Custom 3 Pickup Maestro Vibrola - Gold Hardware

Morgantown, Pennsylvania, 195**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$17999

1969 Gibson SG Custom 3 Pickup Maestro Vibrola - Gold Hardware. This SG is an absolute joy to play, as it is set up well and is fast and smooth up and down the neck


It appears to be all original including the pickups, electronics, and stunning gold hardware. This guitar is an absolute tone monster as It sounds every bit as good as it looks

Overall, the condition is excellent. The frets and fretboard are in fantastic shape. The original frets have plenty of life. ... more
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1973 Gibson SG Standard Walnut Electric Guitar w /  Bigsby & Case #50885

1973 Gibson SG Standard Walnut Electric Guitar w / Bigsby & Case #50885

North Hollywood, California, 916**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3250

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Gibson SG Standard 1978 - Cherry

Gibson SG Standard 1978 - Cherry

Peekskill, New York, 105**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2495

This is a vintage 1978 Gibson SG Standard with a Cherry finish. It has a slim neck with a volute, harmonica bridge, and original Grover tuners. Its pots have been changed, but it has its killer-sounding pair of Tarback humbuckers. It has a well-sealed and stable crack in the back of its body and some expected nicks and dings here and there, otherwise it's in great shape and plays awesome. It weighs 7 lbs, 1 oz
It has been professionally setup and comes with its original hard shell case ... more
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Gibson SG Custom 1973 - Walnut

Gibson SG Custom 1973 - Walnut

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4500


This Gibson SG Custom was made in the USA in 1973. There is significant play wear but no major damage. There is a small a very small repair by the binding on the 5th fret (close up included see pics). Aside from that it there are no cracks or structural issues. The guitar is original including the finish but a previous owner sanded the finish off the back of the neck for a satin feel. It has original tarback pickups that sound awesome. Pots date to 1973. It has been pro-setup in our ... more
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1969 gibson sg custom with Vibrola bar

1969 gibson sg custom with Vibrola bar

Accord, New York, 124**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5200

Had some wood repairs, see pictures. Crack in back around electronics cutout and, overlay of knob area, only noticeable from the side
Original pick ups, New Sg III custom wiring and knobs:
When all push pull pots are down / in your LP III rig works just like 2 pickup LP 50s wiring and when switch is in the middle and either vol pot is turned down all the way it will shut the guitar completely off
The 3 way toggle switch toggle will allow you to select 1 ) Bridge 2 )Bridge+Neck 3 ) ... more
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Gibson 1973 Cherry SG Standard Body & Ebony Neck

Gibson 1973 Cherry SG Standard Body & Ebony Neck

Glassboro, New Jersey, 080**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$600

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How many of you Gibson fans out there have always wanted to build yourselves that awesome Gibson project guitar, but didn??t want to spend the money on a Gibson guitar only to dismantle it. ... more
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1969 Gibson SG Standard

1969 Gibson SG Standard

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$9795

1969 Gibson SG Standard, Cherry Red, Large guard, EngravedLyre Tail piece with Vibrola, One piece Mahogany neck, Non ??Made in USA stamp??, Two Humbuckers, Light weight, Superb sounding! EC, Original hard case.
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Gibson Custom 60th Anniversary 1961 SG Les PaulIndian Rosewood (105301)

Gibson Custom 60th Anniversary 1961 SG Les PaulIndian Rosewood (105301)

Miami, Florida, 331**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4999

Weight: 7 lbs 8 3 oz
Solid BodyMahogany BodyGloss Nitro Lacquer FinishCherry RedMahogany NeckAuthentic '61 Thin Neck ShapeSet Neck12" RadiusIndian Rosewood FingerboardCellulose Trapezoids Inlays22 Medium Jumbo Frets24 75" Scale Length1 6875" Nut WidthNylon NutABR-1 Tune-O-Matic Bridge w / Aluminum Stopbar and Sideways VibratoKluson TunersCustombucker Neck HumbuckerCustombucker Bridge Humbucker2 volume 2 tone3-Way Toggle SwitchGibson .010- 046 StringsHardshell Case Included... more
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Guitare Electrique Gibson SG Standard 1975 Cherry

Guitare Electrique Gibson SG Standard 1975 Cherry

Strasbourg, 67***, FRANCE

€3690


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I have what I believe is a late '66 SG Custom. The pick guard is batwing, with patent sticker pups mounted. I think that change was made around then. Killer guitar.

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1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

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Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThePresidentwas produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the newJaguar.

1971 Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar owners manual

1971 Gibson Les Paul Recording guitar owners manualThe newly designedLes Paul Recordingguitar was released in 1971, in many ways as an updated version of the Les Paul Professional that had debuted two years earlier in 1969. The new guitar came with a new owners manual explaining the (somewhat complicated) controls, their operation, and giving other specifications, including recommended strings, action and control settings. Compare with the broadly similar owners manual for theLes Paul Personal / Professional