gibson model?? can someone help

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Hey guys I just got given my uncles gibson, but would like some info on it, the serial number is 814022. Appreciate any help
 

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Hey guys I just got given my uncles gibson, but would like some info on it, the serial number is 814022. Appreciate any help

Your going to have to give us a little more than that, can't. Pictures are a must.
 

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It was made in 1969

YEAR SERIAL RANGE
1966, 1967 700000-700799
1968, 1969 750000-750999
1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 800000-800999
1966, 1969 801000-812838
1969 812900-814999
1969 817000-819999
1966, 1969 820000-820087
1966 820088-823830
1969 824000-824999
1966, 1969 828002-847488
1966 847499-858999
1967 859001-880089

from this web page

http://www.gibson.com/Files/downloads/bluebook/GibsonSERIALNUMBERS.pdf
 

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Hey I can't seem too upload pic's

It has 22 struts I thnk they called, a trembler arm, 4 dials with the switch just below them, and the jack input is pretty close to the dials, 2 pick ups. I thnk it might be a sg
 
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Upload pictures to photobucket, use the
code to post them here.

photobucket is free.
 

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Hey here the pic's sorry about the wait, internet went down for the last couple of Days.
Btw my uncle is the only owner before me bought it when he was about 20 still the original case and guitar pretty much, fretts were changed once and maybe the pickups, and i forgot to put the trembler arm on for the pics, that original aswell
 
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Ahh, nice. It's an SG Special with a short Maestro Vibrola. Pete Townshend favored those in the late 60's/early 70's, although his did not have the Maestro.

Very cool guitar. Similar to the SG standard of the time, except the Standard had humbucking T-top pickups instead of the P-90's yours has, a tuneamatic bridge, and trapezoid inlays.

Just so you know, it's not called a "tembler arm" but rather commonly referred to as a "tremolo arm"
 

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Oh thanks man !_! I was very impressed aswell got a Vox Ac 40/50 i thinks will post picks tomorrows, quite a big speaker box ( 2 speakers and the amp is seperate, mounts on top, just wanna get new speakers for it, cause one is missing and maybe just get the amp checked out before i turn it on.
 
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Oh thanks man !_! I was very impressed aswell got a Vox Ac 40/50 i thinks will post picks tomorrows, quite a big speaker box ( 2 speakers and the amp is seperate, mounts on top, just wanna get new speakers for it, cause one is missing and maybe just get the amp checked out before i turn it on.

Definitely have it checked out, and in case you don't know, NEVER turn it on without being attached to speakers. It will wipe out the output transformer.

If one of the speakers is missing, make sure the remaining speakers impedance matches the speaker out impedance of the amp as well. Mis-matched impedance can destroy the amp's output transformer as well.
 

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Very nice. A real rock and roll machine.

I'd advise to re-string it, clean the pots if necessary, and get your self something smaller than that Vox for practice purposes.

Lock yourself in a room for 18 months (come out for lessons showers and meals) and then go rock the world.

If anything important happens that you need to know about, LedZepFan will let you know.
 

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ah k Will def take your guys advice :) i did buy a cheap litte box to stuff around with, dunno if i have money for the speakers for the box right now, would like to try source "original" speakers for it ,or as close as i can get..... but im in south africa so sometimes u have to order everything from overseas, or you have to buy the cheap chinese RuBBish,but def worth gettin the better stuff in my opinion.
 

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Ah what u mean by one piece body >>??
Oh and here some pics of the amp, sorry they abit kak, not in a good spot atm, and a mission to move everything around it

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