Study of early Gibson SG Cases-- 60' to 65'

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Voxy, any chance of doing edits on this topic? The original wording seems to have become somewhat scrambled in the change of forum (particularly quotes) and some parts read like a bad translation of a Japanese manual! :hmm:
 

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Voxy, any chance of doing edits on this topic? The original wording seems to have become somewhat scrambled in the change of forum (particularly quotes) and some parts read like a bad translation of a Japanese manual! :hmm:

More commonly known as "Chinglish"!!!:naughty:
 

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[quote author=Voxman link=topic=14555.msg190401#msg190401 date=1187824453]
This is a very rare limited production 68 Gibson SG printed tolex hard case, with maroon interior lining ... can ya tell it's from 68' ?

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Is that yours, or did you break in while I was out? :)[/QUOTE]

Actually, it's The Sorrento, from '73/'74.
 

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Hi,

I have just bought an original Gibson SG case for my 67' SG. It's supposed to be a case from 1967. It has marigold lining.

But instead of having a square pad on the inside lid of the case (that then sits over the pickup's when case is closed), it has the pad lower down so sits over the bridge and tail piece when closed.

Has anyone come across one of these before?

Thanks!
 

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Those 60s cases with the pad in the lid look better than modern cases.

I have 2 questions. Does the pad:

A) give room for the maestro without bending it down?
B) is the guitar snug in the case I.e. little/no vertical/horizontal movement in the case?
 

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Any ideas on the vintage of this case? It was included with my 1963 SG, but I'm going to guess that its from the 70's or 80's.

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That's like mine that came with my '65 Jr. when I got it in '86. Yours looks to be in better shape than mine.

john
 

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Sometimes cases sat around for a few years and it wasn't issued with the guitar..so it was possible to get a "new" case (unused really..) that may sat around for a few years..
Also, the change from "velvet" to "fur" lining is of note..and when the Gibson was screened on the lid..talking the magenta fur variant (which I have for my '65 Jr..) the magenta velvet, the purple velvet lining..time for a part 2 of this..:hmm:
Hi,

I have just bought an original Gibson SG case for my 67' SG. It's supposed to be a case from 1967. It has marigold lining.

But instead of having a square pad on the inside lid of the case (that then sits over the pickup's when case is closed), it has the pad lower down so sits over the bridge and tail piece when closed.

Has anyone come across one of these before?

Thanks!
Mine is just like this, but with magenta (it's different than purple..) fur lining..
Does yours have the arch on the top lid, or is perfectly flat? And the silver Gibson screen print?:hmm: And is it velvet/velour or fur like lining?
 

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Juniors and Specials generally were purchased with a chipboard case. If you have a hard case with your Junior or Special the odds are huge that it was purchased later, most likely by a second owner.

P.
 

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Cases have changed for the better, guitars look a lot more snug in modern cases but I understand the vintage look :)
 

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Voxy, any chance of doing edits on this topic? The original wording seems to have become somewhat scrambled in the change of forum (particularly quotes) and some parts read like a bad translation of a Japanese manual! :hmm:


I think my comments still apply. Pics are great but the script is, well, "Chinglish".
 

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Greetings! Nice to be here guys.

Some of those first Royalite brown LP SG cases actually had a deep maroon plush instead of the usual pink lining. My first Gibson in '67 was a '61 LP SG Standard with that rare colored case. The maroon plush material was occasionaly used with Gibsons since the late forties on various Lifton cases too.
 


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