1964 Gibson SG Special identification

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  1. biged999

    biged999 Junior Member

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    By which characteristics I can recognize whether this SG Special is completely original?
    As per serial number it would have to be year of construction 1964.

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    Are there Sticker or coinages on the back of the pickups?
    Do the tuners have to be single or double line stamp?
    Are there other characteristics, by which one can recognize the authenticity of the guitar and the used hardware and Pickups?

    Thanks!

    Edgar
     
  2. b-squared

    b-squared Banned

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    Looks like the real deal. Check the electronics for date codes on the pots..there should be a "64" in there somewhere. Just for reference, here's the stock wiring on my '67 SG Special:

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    One other thing: I noticed some uniform circles around the tuning posts; makes me think it may have had other tuners on at some point. I'd ask the owner to pull off one row of tuners to see if any additional screw holes are there for Grovers. May not decrease the value much, but would still be good to know.

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  3. SKATTERBRANE

    SKATTERBRANE Banned

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    It appears to be a 1964.
     
  4. SKATTERBRANE

    SKATTERBRANE Banned

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    Tuners and TRC look more like 65. Probably late 64/early 65.
     
  5. LPinmydreams

    LPinmydreams Senior Member

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    Just don't let Pete know. ;)
     
  6. HEY!YOU!

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    '64 is the last year for nickel hardware.
    Looks like chrome to me.
     
  7. BCRGreg

    BCRGreg V.I.P. Member

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    Looks like it had a synth pickup on it between the bridge and the pickup.
     
  8. Cookie-boy

    Cookie-boy Senior Member

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    That's what I love about sneaking in on here.............guys are picking up on stuff I wouldn't see in another twenty five year of looking. Brilliant!
     
  9. Mr Insane

    Mr Insane Senior Member

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    I really need an SG.
     
  10. SG Lou

    SG Lou Senior Member

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    yes thats true but I have seen some carry over of Nickel parts from 64 to 65
     

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