- Feb 26, 2014
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I am going to say 'show me'. Not because I want to corner you, but that I am interested in being wrong.
The earliest examples of SGLP's date to late 1960, and the sidepull trem was there from day 1. Anything is possible with Gibson so you can't rule anything out but I'm not aware of a single example that has been proven to be a factory installed original stop tail. There could be some out there, but they have yet to be proven and anything claiming to be such is going to be looked at with MUCH scrutiny.As I said in my initial comment. Very early '61s.
I've only seen a couple that had a factory installed standard tailpiece, which were most likely custom-ordered?
I have heard this as well and I did personally look at a late 1960 with bone saddles which did appear to be very old and most likely original, but I just couldn't say with 100% certainty without at least another example to compare to.Apparently for a brief period when non-metal saddles were introduced, the saddles were actually bone. Then they went to nylon.