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    Almost scared to ask (1969 SG Custom Question)

    What were the changes from early to late 1969? I know they had 3 piece necks and lost the dot over the "i" on the headstock logo. Could the neck heel have changed?
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    Almost scared to ask (1969 SG Custom Question)

    Thanks. I was simply at the right place at the right time. I was a little cautious at first, but after contacting the owner I felt pretty good about the deal. We met in a neutral location, and everything went very smooth. The guy owned the guitar for 48 years and had bought it from his guitar...
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    Almost scared to ask (1969 SG Custom Question)

    I owned a 1972 SG when I was a kid that my dad bought me for $200. My older brother bought a les paul custom BB when I was 12, and I've been a LP nut ever since. I currently own eight Les Pauls including a 1953 & an early 68 GT. Over the the years I've owned a ton of LPs including a 1957 Custom...
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    Almost scared to ask (1969 SG Custom Question)

    I think the nut is 1-5/8" so I think that rules out early sixties???
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    Almost scared to ask (1969 SG Custom Question)

    Thanks. I'm having trouble with the pics (too big & won't load). I was able to send detailed pics to a well known vintage dealer and he said that everything looked right. He also said the paint on the binding was common in the sixties. He had me put a black light on the guitar and it shows a...
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    Almost scared to ask (1969 SG Custom Question)

    Hi everyone, I recently bought a 1969 White Custom SG, and everything appears original. The white paint on the neck extends over the binding. Is that normal for a 69 or is it a refinish? Also, the wiring harness pots are all from 1962 but look original. I'll post some pics asap. Thanks
  7. 2018-09-18 20.30.38

    2018-09-18 20.30.38

    53 LP with 62 headstock
  8. 2018-09-18 20.37.01

    2018-09-18 20.37.01

    68 LP headstock
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    Solved: The Mystery of the Crown Inlay ( 1968 Les Paul Standards )

    Here's my 53 LP with a 62 neck/headstock. The inlay sits closer to the Gibson logo than the 68.
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    Solved: The Mystery of the Crown Inlay ( 1968 Les Paul Standards )

    I think that's very interesting. Glad to see the actual change order on your website. So it sounds like they removed the Les Paul signature silk screen from the headstock when Gibson stopped production of the original Les Paul approved guitar, went to the crown inlay during the SG/LP era (1961)...


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