Dating a gibson sg standard


I recently picked up a stock 60's style (except with a stop tailpiece) SG Standard. I haven't done a side-by-side with my other guitars yet, so really have nothing to gauge the tone by yet.The serial number is: 030360685 Made in USA Can anyone date the guitar? I've got 2 Les Paul's when I really need tone, so this will be my "player" guitar. Yes, the finish is redder than the photos indicate, much like the '63 SG Special I once owned (as well as the neck shape).The first and fifth numbers are the year, for example 8997653 = 8997653 or 1986 ES (Electric Spanish - hollow body with fixed pickup(s) T - Thinline D Double - 2 Pickups C Cutaway or Cherry Finish 3/4 - 3/4 side and short scale SV - Stereo and Veritone wiring option Please keep in mind that Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture.If you have any vintage gibson guitars that are posted on this site ,you are always welcome to post a review,comment or detailed features ,im sure other guitar players who visit us would love to know ... Neck feels flat and very wide, just like any early 60's SG I've played. I got the guitar Saturday and haven't had time to really pick it apart yet. Have any idea what pickups they used in these Standards? Headstock isn't huge, but mildly larger that my R8 is. Although the bridge looks like an ABR it appears to have small studs into the body, but not at all big threads like the Nashville bridges. I have an aluminum tailpiece coming any day now, so bit-by-bit it'll get there.Serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture.

Thank You --I've been getting an overwhelming amount of emails and comments for gibson guitar serial numbers , specs and info .

Every day my inbox is full of great questions but unfortunately I cannot answer them all, although i'd love to ,below is a list of pdf files from the blue book of guitars and gibson that im sure will help some of you , and eliminate some questions ....

Domenic : Due to the overwhelming amount of comments on this blog i cannot answer all the questions although id love to .

You can still post questions hopefully some of our viewers can help you out ...

Gibson Solid Body Serial Numbers Gibson Serial numbers are located on the back of the headstock Years 1953-1961 Use the first number of the 5 or 6 digit serial number.For example 55395 = 1955 920874 = 1959 1977 Forward - finally a standard serial number was used.


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