Help identifying Vintage SG

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  1. orys

    orys Senior Member

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    I was offered this SG from somebody in a different city but i didn't have the chance to go see the guitar in person. Supposedly he bought the guitar in 1983 used and he changed the keys to Gotoh.
    I just can't seem to find a guitar between 1970-1975 according to the 170962 serial no. with such inlays and what looks like an ebony neck. The seller can't confirm what i suspect to be stickers on the neck instead of inlays. I just need to find someone to drive me 150 km to go see it and if it's not worth then why should i bother?
    Can anybody recognise this?
    Is it a good guitar?
    Is it worth the hassle to go check it out?
    He is offering it at around $1000.

    Thanks in advance.
    Tio

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  3. orys

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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Forget photobucket,Find another hosting site like Imgur.


    Looks like a early 70's(73?) SG Special with some kind of hopefully funky stickers as position markers.

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  5. orys

    orys Senior Member

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    Thanks for the info.
    Is it worth the cash been asked?
    It needs a bone nut and hopefully those shitty stickers can be removed.
     
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    orys Senior Member

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    By the way the tune o matic bridge looks different from the advertisement you posted.
    Also the knobs are different.
     
  7. orys

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    Are they good guitars to play? I just need to go there and remove and damn sticker to see what's under. I think it's a 72 or 73.
     
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    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    1974 SG Special would be my guess..possibly late '73..no way a '72.
     
  9. orys

    orys Senior Member

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    He sent me a few more pics. That neck looks like ebony. Wtf? Is this a fake? Haven't seen anything like it. All 70s dot inlay necks have plastic around, how is this one having not? A refret? Do they remove the plastic when doing a refret? He confirmed that the guitar had a refret some years ago.

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  10. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    This one would be an unbound block neck originally.
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    Board COULD be ebony..rare, but that was the same board used on the SG Standard of '74..have seen a few..would need to see it in person/high quality pic to know for sure..
     
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    orys Senior Member

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    I agree with that! And he says that he removed a sticker to find there are just dot inlays, not blocks. This is why it's driving me crazy. And now the GAS has hit me.
    Think i'm gonna have to sell those 2 Tokai LS60s 1980, 1981 and get a real Gibson vintage.
     
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    With the dots, and that board, (AND that SN# range) I'd say it's a later '73.
     
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    Earlier '73 had a black and white bound dot board, so we know it's not one of these:
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    LATER, had the blocks..so I would feel comfortable as dating it as a '73.

    That is a MIJ case as well..but will do fine!

    DO IT man! You won't regret it!!
     
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    Guess I have to go see it.
    He accepted to get the $1000 and let me take it to an expert luthier to check it out and if it's not ok i can return it.
     
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    Keep us posted!
     
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    He just sent me a message saying his son wants to keep it.
    Well I'm in the hunt if anyone wants to sell one early 70s SG. I have a couple of guitars to trade for it too!
     
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    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    LAME!:mad:

    Sorry man..

    But I'm always looking..I'll let you know if I find one!
     

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