'67 SG special..is this tailpiece original?

capnjim

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So I traded my '63 Les Paul Junior for this cool '67 SG. I love the neck. The Junior had a true baseball neck. I am not concerned value-wise. It was a good deal for both of us.
I am just curious if the extra tailpiece is original. Google images for special of this year don't show any guitars that have it.
When did Gibson start using this fancy part??
Cheers

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I believe the original SG Specials used the smaller Maestro 3 screw model. The one on yours is the more upmarket version and more commonly found on Standards and Customs. They're worth some money on their own I believe. Very nice guitar.

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Thanks...I just got it today and am stringing it up. I will use the vibrato as its pretty cool. Pickups have been rewired and might not be original, but I love the feel and the look and that's where 90% of your tone comes from.
 

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Here's my '67 SG Standard bridge with a plastic saddles bridge for comparison.

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Here's an SG Special with the three point Maestro.
It has the compensated bridge like yours.

 
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