AC\DC fans - '68 SG and '67 Gretsch Firebird

Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by Reno_1ted, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. SoloDallas

    SoloDallas Senior Member

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    By the way Reno,
    if your heel is just like the one below, then it is a confirmed 1968.
    Most (if not all) confirmed 1968 SG Standards have that heel.

    Some early 1969s still sport that heel, meaning they are made of parts built in 1968 (but assembled and delivered inn 1969). As the reasoning progresses, the "feature hunt" becomes almost ridiculous and pointless, as long as the guitar sounds good (in my opinion).

    Enjoy!

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    EDIT: for you and other readers, adding up two more images, further describing the typical shape of a 1968 SG Standard.
    Small headstock, dotted i, etc.
    Body has pretty much still deep bevelings.

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    (note how the vibrola was removed - prior to my purchase - and the stop bar was added where the vibrola used to be.
    This has now been corrected by me, where I also re-refinished the body still in non-original black, but with a proper light layer of nitro paint versus the horrible job that had done previously but that had kept the price down for me, allowing me to afford it.
     
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    SoloDallas Senior Member

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    Aye sir. The crown will go progressively downwards as years go by (especially early 1970s as in, 1970 and 1971)
     
  3. RedSkwirrell

    RedSkwirrell Senior Member

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    Thanks for sharing.
    I never knew what guitar Malcolm played before, so I learned something as well.

    First saw them in '77 at Skindle's Motel in Maidenhead U.K.
    Jenny Darren supporting.
    Maybe 100 people in the crowd(?).
    Certainly no more than 200.
    The 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' Tour.
    Think it was the second gig in the U.K. (not sure on that but I was told at the time).
    Managed to smack Angus' arse as he rode through the crowd on Bon's shoulders.
    Life-changing gig for me.
     
  4. Reno_1ted

    Reno_1ted Senior Member

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    Reno_1ted Senior Member

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    Wow. What a gig to see. Amazing!
     
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  6. SoloDallas

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    Sir,
    YES sir!

    :thumb::naughty:
     
  7. wallym

    wallym Senior Member

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    Nah, they first went to the UK in the summer of '75
    So not even close to being their second gig

    6th March 1977 - Skindles Motel, Maidenhead
    I saw them in Portsmouth on the same tour.

    AC/DC The Archives
     
  8. Reno_1ted

    Reno_1ted Senior Member

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    Still we would agree. An amazing and very early pre fame time to see them. Both of you! What I would have given to see them with Bon.
     
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    Reno_1ted Senior Member

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    I've been thinking all day "I know this name solodallas' and I clicked your website then it came or me. You bought a 67 SG (the one in the pic?) from the same guy who sold me this very 68. I know as he told me during the selling process as your site is quite well known in SG / ACDC circles. I just dug out his email when he told me. Guy up in Scotland called Andrew ?
     
  10. RedSkwirrell

    RedSkwirrell Senior Member

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    1977 - my first 'real' gig too.
    I was just seventeen.
    Seen them a number of times since, including one supporting The Who at Wembley Stadium (The Stranglers and Nils Lofgren on the same bill).
    Think that was only a couple of years later
     
  11. wallym

    wallym Senior Member

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    Absolutely, they were (and still are) brilliant !!!

    I moved to the UK from Australia in early '75 so I knew AC/DC well, at the time they were pretty well known in Aus and I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened a copy of Sounds and saw them in the gig guide playing in pubs.

    I saw them a bunch of times in those early years and each time they just served it up.

    I saw them go from playing a pub in Hammersmith and only a year later play the Hammersmith Odeon. Quite an acheivement
     
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  12. Greg's Guitars

    Greg's Guitars Senior Member

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    Cool...I gots a 57 Jet Firebird.......
     
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    Amazing guitars
     
  14. Reno_1ted

    Reno_1ted Senior Member

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    Thanks all! :)
     
  15. SoloDallas

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    For heaven's sake of course! I forgot his name but that's the guy. Yes this is that '67.

    Basically sisters?

    Nice thread, typical Christmas feel good. And in these times, it's saying much me thinks :wave:
     
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    Reno_1ted Senior Member

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    Haha. Crazy!

    Small world in SG Land.
     
  17. SoloDallas

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    (And Scotland Rules Anyway)
     
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    Saw them at Festival Hall in Melbourne on a multi band gig. Bon was dressed in a Tarzan outfit swinging on a rope from Marshall Stack to Marshall Stack. Before this they were playing lunchtime gigs at local High Schools.
     
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    I was passing through, saw this thread and said that I may as well post a pic of my SG and Jet Firebird. The SG is just a 2006 Angus Young model (Would like to add a proper 67' to my collection at some point) and the Gretsch is a 1963 6131 Jet Firebird.
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  20. Skull1957

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    Nice guitars guys, saw them in 76 at the Liverpool stadium for 50p back in day also a defining moment in my life :fingersx:
    Seen them several times since cost more than 50p though:shock:
     

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