Help Identifying Gibson SG

jacobpotato99

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Hello! Can anyone help me identify this SG / Les Paul SG? What year? Which model? The photo's from 1974, it's Earl Slick playing on a Bowie tour.
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60’s SG Melody Maker or large guard SG Junior routed for humbuckers. I can’t think of anything else with dot inlays and no binding. The large guard Junior had a regular sized, 4-control cavity that (I assume) would be an easy mod to add 2 pots and a switch.
 

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I don't think it's a melody maker. the lighting is weird on the headstock.... but it looks like the headstock is the larger gibson one. which would make this a modified SG Jr. maybe even a LP (sg) jr??
 

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66-71 SG Junior routed for humbuckers.
Short Vibrola was removed.
They had large control cavity.
Selector switch, neck volume and tone controls added.

Never understood these kinds of mods.
Why not buy a Special?
 

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very clear from those pics! that first one looked like a bound neck. apparently the headstock was shy and didn't like to be photographed. :smile:
 

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I don't think it's a melody maker. the lighting is weird on the headstock.... but it looks like the headstock is the larger gibson one. which would make this a modified SG Jr. maybe even a LP (sg) jr??
This is what I was seeing too on the Headstock.
 

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I believe there was a period of time in the later '60's when SG Melody Makers had a large headstock.



Here's a picture of an SG Melody Maker with a large headstock. I knew there were a few.


1969-1970 had a full size headstock, but it was never painted black like the Junior.

 

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TNX 4 posting this , I usually do not watch these types of video's BUT in this video the comparisons are striking........The '61 SG Standard and the '67 SG Special sound the BADDEST to me.....surprisingly, the '68 SG Custom (Hendrix?) sounded the least desirable of the bunch, altho certainly no slouch of a guitar....I'd gladly play any/all of them...

Ya just cant go wrong with a GIBSON SG, no....ya just can't....I've yet to find one I cant make SCREEEEM !
 


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