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  1. Kevin James

    Nice 1969 Custom video

    EXACTLY!!! That whole thing clearly broke off and yet no mention of that at all. Shady IMO :squint:
  2. Kevin James

    just acquired a 65 SG jr (questions)

    The pores in the wood are one of the best giveaways. Brazilian has very long pores that run up and down in direction. For me, I have SG's from 61, 62, and 64 that are known to be Brazilian. Comparing the fingerboards on those with my early and late 65 made it clear that they are also Brazilian...
  3. Kevin James

    just acquired a 65 SG jr (questions)

    Sad to say I haven't been around much lately as I've just been so busy over the last year. I want to correct some mis-information in this thread though. Kris, Brazilian rosewood whent all the way through 65 and into early possibly mid 66. My own late 65 Standard (in the 5129XX series) is...
  4. Kevin James

    65 gibson sg special back from the basement

    Personally, I think it looks cool with the custom made plaque covering the holes :thumb:
  5. Kevin James

    1961 SG Resurrected from the dead !

    Amazing work, Lou :applause:
  6. Kevin James

    Date this neck joint!

    Its a 63. Heel is correct for a 63 smooth heel, and there are several other factors that point to 63. That guitar is listed on consignment at Elderly for $8,000.00.
  7. Kevin James

    The four (4) "generations" of small-pickguard SG Standards (late 1960 - mid 1966)?

    I think the Gen 3 SG's are fine examples and the hate over the narrower nut width is cork sniffery at it's finest. I have two 65 Standards, they are my favorite players. One is a generation 2 with all 64 specs, the other is a gen 3 with a narrow nut. Mine is somewhere between 1 9/16 and 1 5/8...
  8. Kevin James

    The four (4) "generations" of small-pickguard SG Standards (late 1960 - mid 1966)?

    Juniors are a different animal and should not be compared to Standards. You will not fins a small guard 67 in any variation other than the juniors.
  9. Kevin James

    Which knobs for 1969?

    Witch hat's for sure.
  10. Kevin James

    What year is this?? 1965??

    I see a small nib. Nibs on vintage 50's/60's Gibsons were nothing like modern nibs. They were very small and sometimes almost non existent.
  11. Kevin James

    What year is this?? 1965??

    Thank you! So it looks like the neck joint, the control cavity route and the nut width had all changed as I thought. I'm surprised to see the nut itself looks like it was still the earlier plastic type rather than the corian that came in some time in 65 before 512xxx.
  12. Kevin James

    greeting brotherhood

    I don't think I have any 66 pictures, Kris. I'll take a look but I don't really have a large amount of the 66-71 stuff. I've always had a preference for the 60 -65 SG's. I just never liked the long neck joint.
  13. Kevin James

    What year is this?? 1965??

    Definitely 65. Would you mind snapping a pic of the control cavity and the nut? I'm trying to narrow down the serial range in 65 when all the changes came in and this guitar is within the relevant range. I know all the changes happened one by one somewhere between 303XXX and 512XXX. Yours is...
  14. Kevin James

    greeting brotherhood

    Yes, my comments were not based on this specific guitar but in general because you mention that a 66 would have had a small guard which is not necessarily true. It could be large guard OR Small guard. It also could be short neck joint or long neck joint. The Joint changed before the guard...
  15. Kevin James

    greeting brotherhood

    The large guard came in some time in mid 66 so you will find both small and large guard 66's. The neck joint changed BEFORE the guard though, so the last of the small guards had the long neck joint.


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