SG with a side jack?

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  1. ghost driver

    ghost driver Senior Member

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    I have a question for the SG experts here. My friend has one with the jack on the side where its located on a Les Paul. Every SG I can remember seeing has the cord jack on the top next to the tone pots. I'm thinking his is a copy but it has a few things that make me not sure. One thing is a volute at the headstock like a 70's Gibson would have. Thanks for any help.:hmm:
     
  2. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    An early import copy could also have a volute,
    Is there a hole in the body where the output jack would normally be?
    Is there an extra switch/pot filling that space? The jack could have been moved at some point.
    Posting some cavity-headstock-body picture's would help
     
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  3. ghost driver

    ghost driver Senior Member

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    I didn't think to take a picture until I left last night (dumb). No hole at all on the front where the jack would have been moved from. The other odd thing is no Gibson logo on the headstock. My buddy thinks at sometime it was a decal that just got removed over time. I've always thought he may be right because the guitar is really beat up. Long story short is I went from a family outing right to our gig last night and just used his spare guitar which was this SG. When I went to plug in it hit me that an SG shouldn't have a side jack. I would not be shocked though if Gibson did a few Norlin years with a side jack.
     
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    truckermde Senior Member

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    ghost driver Senior Member

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    Thanks for the link truckermde. The early 80's Gibson Firebrand SG has to be what it is. Looks just like it.
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Just wondering out loud...Cause i don't know.

    Would an 80's Norlin still have a volute?
     
  7. David Mccarroll

    David Mccarroll Senior Member

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    I had an 86 (I think) that had a Switchcraft acoustic end pin style jack stock straight from the factory - I believe they developed a little bit of notoriety vis the guitarist from Supergrass.

    Mine was absolutely awesome, can't even remember why I sold it :(
     
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    The_Nuge Senior Member

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    Here's a sidejack SG (on the right) that belongs to a friend of mine. I think it's from the early 90s!
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    goodwater Senior Member

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    yeah--I've seen a few late 80s/early 90s Standards with side jacks

    never get used to it
     
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    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Here's the skinny guys:
    Side jack was on SGs from LATE '79, to '91. (Standards, not the SG62, the first SG reissue.) The volute disappeared in '82.
     

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