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❌SOLD❌ Gibson SG Standard Wine Red, 1969

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This Gibson SG Standard in Wine Red finish and ‘Batwing’ pickguard, is built during 1969 at the historic Parsons Street plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Introduced in 1961 as a radically updated version of the Les Paul, the Gibson SG Standard sported a thin, light weight double cutaway body with nearly unrestricted access to all the frets. The body and neck are both Mahogany – the neck is 3 pieces for stability, with a total of five pieces to give the headstock its wider shape, with Indian Rosewood for the bound fingerboard. In 1965, the original small pickguard was replaced with a the ‘Bat Wing’ pickguard seen here, covering much of the top and the pickup cavities. Also from that year, the headstock angle was reduced from 17 degrees to 14, which reduces the chance of breakage.

In 1971, the Gibson SG Standard was briefly discontinued, but re-entered production in 1972.

This Gibson SG Standard is in overall good condition given its age, and plays well and cleanly. It has been re-fretted with medium large fret wire, and there has been some finish touchups. The original pickups have been replaced with DiMarzio Super Distortions and a pair of coil-split switches added between the volume and tone controls, one for each pickup. This was a very common modification from the mid 1970s on into the 1980’s. The tuners are Grover Roto-matics.

An Ampeg hard shell case from the period is included.


Price: $3,450.00 CAD
  • Model: SG Standard
  • Year: 1969
  • Finish Wine Red
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 892849, built during 1969 in Kalamazoo Michigan.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 03/05/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.82lbs 3.1kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 41.09mm 1.617in
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