Is it a real 66 Gibson SG?

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  1. migueldls

    migueldls Junior Member

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    I have found this advert I just was wondering if your believe it is a original
     
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    Not impossible IMHO: the transition to that neck joined happened in 1966, as did transition to large pickguard, but I don't think they necessarily happened at the same time..
     
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    migueldls Junior Member

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    you are right, actually I am starting to think it is a 65..
     

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    Can't be a 65 - there were still some in 66 with the earlier no-lip late 65 neck pocket. (Not confusing at all!)
     
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    migueldls Junior Member

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    Do you mind if ask you why cannot it be a 65?
    I wonder this because there is a 65 marked on the pots..

    If not a 65? Do you suggest it is a 66 then? IMG_1114.JPG
     
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    Pots only give you a lower bound if original. My '65 has '63 pots. I'm on a phone so no pictures, but the neck heel changed shape in middle of '65 from a 'lip' to 'no lip' version and again in '66 to this long transition version. The changes just happened through the year, there wasn't a distinct yearly model like now.
     

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