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beautiful...just remember to hang onto those stock pickups...in case ya wanna re-sell the sg to me...!!!... :laugh:
 

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does it say lespaul/sg on the truss rod cover...or '61 sg...???...just wonderin' how they named it... :icon_thum
 

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hmmm..."h" for humbucker as opposed to p-90 i'm guessing... :icon_thum
 

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Not sure what it stands for, and I don't know why it isn't stamped 61' Maybe the cover was changed. It came with the wrong tuners. It had nickel tulip style tuners. I swapped them for the plastic/pearl tuners like it's supposed to have. The guitar was hardly played bit the guy who owned it, swapped everything out. It's back to stock now exept for the pickups. A friend of mine made the pickups emulating the tone after the "Wheels Of Fire" album by Cream. www.crcoils.com Jim does excellent work.
 

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now all ya need is a little paint...and...voila...

 

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That is Just beautiful.

At least you know the year easily enough. When I tried to determine my '68, I looked at serial numbers, Just to find out that, ok 6 numbers, no space after the first one, no USA stamped, hey it could be a '62. No, Wait, They duplicated numbers for years...Oh Man.. Now what.? Ok has the full pick-guard (enclosing pickups. Now it's getting higher in the 60's
) A Little close-up, ok has the drop on G and N, the logo is not gold, it is anled or straight? wow ...These cats were out there back then. Too much ganjia and acid. but they made some great guitars. They were into it.but no dotted I touching the G, and the B and the O are open. Ok could be ...still who knows. Keep going...ok the tuners anlge, and the valance (or whatever you carpenters call that ) cut behind the nut. I got 14 degrees on string angle, not 17 degrees... Easy to calculate that one. (thanks PSP.) Then the headstock itself. is the wood consistent in side depth? yes no taper., The Nut.. Is It the thin one or the thick one. By now, I'm thinking. I always change the nut, but not this one. looks fat. but is it thin? and if it's thin how fat is fat? Damn ...
Ok has the full pick-guard (enclosing pickups. Now it's getting higher in the 60's
What? a '68 with no 8 in the serial?..sure, why not. Hey
What year is your 60's series?

By the way..
A friend of mine has a '66. His has the whammy tail piece with bridge cover, my '68 has a tune-o-matic hard tail bridge. is is a little lighter, which really feels wimpy, 'cause mine is light enough. The body is cut a little different too. Sorry, don't like the 66. He also scored a junior, ('cause I let him) I had choice being in front of him that day, but t had a broken neck. Phalem Blue..("scuze the spelling) I also have one extra fret on mine.. And ,
My Marshall goes to eleven. And believe it or not, My Marshall has not had a tube changed since I bought it used about 20 years ago. Now , its starting to squeal and make a feedback type noise. I smack the top with a closed fist (like a gavel) and it shuts up, and even sounds better. I usually only crank the Master to two, and the channel to 6. Anything more, and I have to turn the MIC down. My drummer just restored a 50's? or early 60's Dan Electro. I asked if I could try it one night, he said "sure but it doesn't stay in tune. I got it to stay, just with the way I played it. Those things are like a Giant shit shaped Gold Nugget. Just awesome, but can be like a bear, when not tuning. I know thow it works. I like the sustain that hollow thing gets. Very controllable too. The new ones are great. They sound cool , all twangy and crystal-like. but cheap enough that you can play a song or two and smash it on stage, without getting Ex-communicated.

Oops. We were talking about serial numbers. THe White Washburn HM-80 (came with khaler tremelo, 3/4 scale neck) I was shopping all the stores looking for a fast guitar with a khaler. At that time almost all of them at about 5 stores, had floyds. I was getting ready to bail from one downtown, when a Washburn rep came in a flopped the case on the counter. that was it. and it was set up nice. he wanted 11 but took 750 cash. It had no serial number, and the string clamp behind the nut was so close to the nut, that the angle made it hard as hell to thread strings over nut , under clamp. Otherwise, it rocked.

Any quicker guides to determine years back then?
 
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