NGD 68 sg standard, I found one!

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  1. bleh5150

    bleh5150 Senior Member

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    Very exciting ngd! a month or so back i asked for your help to point me in the right direction/what to look for in sourcing a late 60's sg here in the uk. After a few missed eBay auctions and some dodgy looking neck breaks i found myself a great sg at a good price in a used guitar shop on denmark street London. So here is my unmodified, never broken neck 1969 sg standard (with a 70's case).

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    So she plays beautifully and sounds so raw and dirty! played it last night live and the dirt it bought to the overall sound really cranked up the rest of the band and we all played a hell of a lot harder! This thing is a beast!
     
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    Alvinfan Senior Member

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    Congrats !!!! :thumb::thumb:
    These are super cool. I have a players ´68 and love it a LOT :dude:
    The missing dot over the i in the Gibson logo probably places yours as a 1969,
    not that it makes much of a difference.
     
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    JCarno Senior Member

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    That's just beautiful! :love: I want to marry it! :laugh2:
     
  4. Kris Ford

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    It's not a '68.
    That neck joint and no I dot are SPECIFIC 1969 features..
    From 1967-1971, SGs are basically the same, same wood, pickups, tuners, pots, SAME EVERYTHING, just different body lines.

    Great SG, and very clean, and I know how killer these sound, but it is not a 1968...
     
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  5. bleh5150

    bleh5150 Senior Member

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    Ah well a 69 always sounds more pleasing that 68 to me!
     
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    It is a nice one!
     
  7. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    The case is a '76 btw.:naughty:

    Again, great score...and sorry if I seemed harsh with the year..
    I see so many 69-71's called '67 and '68's that it's disgusting..
    While yes, they are pretty much the same guitar, but there are almost 4 times as many '69-71s than there are '67-'68s...which is an opportunity to JACK UP the price..and given the chance, some will most definitely go with the '68 pricing...which is higher, because there are LESS of them...
    See why I get a bit heated?
    Absolutely nothing against you bud, I'm happy as hell for ya! It's a beauty!
    I had it's walnut sister about 10 years ago, I know the fun you're having with it!
     
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    Congrats! Yours looks like mine might have... At some point... LOL

    Funny, I bought mine because it was advertised as a '68, my birth year. But, I am pretty sure mine is a late '70. When I saw you say this was a '68, I was gonna ask how you figured that out.... You know, hoping I was wrong about mine! :)
     
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    I had one very similar to this not too long ago. Congrats on what I'm sure is a great guitar!
     
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    A nice lil shot of her in action the other night :)

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    Alvinfan Senior Member

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    If yours is a late 70 it will have a volute on the back of the headstock.
     
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    It does.
     
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    So i pulled off the control cavity plate to have a peek inside and are the all this messy wiring wise? or has someone messed about with the wiring in the past?

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    Checked the pot codes and they came back as being made in the 52nd week of 1968 in Chicago.
     
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    The wiring is not that messy. Just a Friday, on the assembly line.
     
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    Which makes it 10000% a '69.:naughty:
    That is stock wiring, though someone MIGHT have been in there..
     
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    Angus!

    Very nice. HNGD.
     
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    That's a great Score - Congrats :cheers:
     
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    Absolutely beautiful guitar! Looking to score a 68/69 Standard myself, I noticed the tuners say "Gibson Deluxe". I've also seen some guitars have "Kluson Deluxe".

    Does anyone know if this is random or were there specific years where some had "Kluson" written and others had "Gibson" written?
     
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    Sometime in 1969 it changed from "Kluson Deluxe" to "Gibson Deluxe", which lasted til '77.
    Same tuners, different name stamped on case.
     

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