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Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by AllmanJoy77, May 24, 2009.
Both great! Who hath scrawled their names on the hard tail? I see a Haynes and an Allman and a ???
And is that an old Duncan in the bridge? Awesome looking guitars in this thread by the way!!
The 67 that I just sold.....
I met the Allman Brothers when they were recording the live shows at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston during the spring 1990 tour for the Evening with the Allman Brothers cd. Everyone in the band signed it. I've started wearing off Butch Trucks' and Dickie Betts' sigatures from playing it. In retrospect, I wish I never had my favorite guitar autographed. Every now and then I'll put it out for trade to see if a bigger fan would want it. I'd like another guitar that I'd play.
Thanks. I love the other '68 too. I made the tailpiece so that I could still have the Lyre cover attached. As for the pickup, I'm not sure what it is. I remember that in the early eighties, everyone was putting button head screws into pickups to increase the pole mass to prevent the strings from dropping out while bending.
For what it's worth, Dickie Betts, Warren Haynes, and Alan Woody all thought that my '68 Standard was one of the nicest SG's they had ever played.
Wow! Talk about 'dead mint'. That thing still has train smoke on it!
What a crackerjacker!
Sorry if I bump into this only now.
AllmanJoy77, funny you posted those pictures of that '67.
That's mine. Those pics were taken before the guitar was shipped to me.
It's a very good guitar, just got it pleked recently.
I am in love with SGs from 1961 to 1971. All of them!
EDIT: Adding a photo that includes that '67 (second from left)
SoloDallas I was waiting for you to chime in!! Man, you have a KILLER collection, one of my favorites by far.
If any one has any sound clips or videos... PLEASE POST EM
Here's a really clean 1969 Standard I just bought last December. No finish checking or buckle rash, just a few body dings, nylon saddle bridge, original pots, pickups & wiring, only change were Schaller tuners, but I've already put double row double ring Klusons back on. Came with the original case, too, that has the metal "Gibson" badge with the star.
Had a 67 or 68 Standard w/ Lyre when I was a teen in 1970, but sold it around 1978. Thought I'd never have another, especially at today's vintage prices. Couldn't pass this one up, though, as it was way less than even today's reduced recession prices. It's like taking a time machine back to the "Summer of Love" of 1969!
Out of curiosity, how much should I be looking to spend on a 1970 SG? I'm looking for one with the Maestro in the natural walnut finish. Dings and dents aren't a big deal, and it doesn't have to be 100% original.
Maybe someone here can even point me to one that's for sale?
Thanks in advance.
Mikey, around 3k-4k USD. A few right now on ebay.
I posted this on another forum as well, but thought you guys might appreciate it too
This one arrived a few days ago and I couldn't be more pleased. A 1969
Gibson SG, all original except for the Vibrola arm. There is some really
pretty grain showing through the finish and it still retains a lot of cherry
in it's coloring. The pickups are stickered like the patent # ones but I am
almost positive they are T-tops. The best part is, I got it for a good price
due to some battle scars. Anyway, it sounds amazing! I've been conjuring
up some seriously apocalyptic Doom riffs since I first opened up the case.
This guitar absolutely kills for that Sabath-y, Reverend Bizarre type tone.
And for the Angus vibe as well, obviously. Thus I've dubbed it "Little Horn".
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. (Book of Daniel, chapter 7, verses 7-8).
You asked to see pics of '67-'70 SG Standards. Posted before, but here's a pic of me in February 1971 with my lefty '70 SG Standard:
looks just right. It's no secret I'm a fan of that era of Gibson SGs.
I have a few among others, mostly vintage:
Do you still have the red Marshall?
My '67 is an SG Special, but what the heck, a chance to post pics.
BSquared, it's always good when it's "fine instruments".
Rabbit by the way, love your house furniture
That's killer! I love the sound of P90's when paired with the Mahogany of an SG. Here's my 1964 SG Jr. I'd love to own a special one day, but this one sounds very good too
Thanks! And I really enjoyed your "Angus' SG" thread. Impressive work and a great read.