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Gibson SG I found it on the rooftop

#1 User is offline   marcello87 

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 06:00 PM

hey guys!

well, i found a gibson electric guitar on a roof. but i cant figure out what year it was build and where.

i tried the SN thing, but i couldnt get details. but maybe im too stupid :)))



It is INKED into the back of the headstock 960353!

thanks for reading guys, hope you could help me
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#2 User is offline   Jon S. 

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 12:45 AM

Email pics of the guitar and serial number to us at service@gibson.com and we'll be happy to check it out.
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 05:38 AM

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well, i found a gibson electric guitar on a roof.


Tell you what your better at finding things than me, I rarely find lonely lost pennies. You found a SG. [smile] You have to put a photo up!! This is a first.
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 06:45 AM

I'm curious how you found a guitar on a rooftop, how it ended up there.

Seems to me possibly in the process of being stolen. Could you keep such a guitar?
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 07:00 AM

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I'm curious



He said he found a SG on a rooftop. This ought to be a good thread. [thumbup]
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 09:33 AM

Pictures? I wanna see what kind of SG is just randomly hanging out on a roof and where I can find one!
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#7 User is offline   marcello87 

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 10:25 AM

I found it at my grandfathers house after he past away. all the electronic is removed [crying]

Ill post a photo soon.
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 10:58 AM

It might be expensive. Through the roof even?! [mellow]
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#9 User is offline   marcello87 

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 04:17 PM

here are some photos.
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#10 User is offline   marcello87 

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 04:29 PM

so here it is
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 05:38 PM

Melody Maker.............

http://www.southhave..._iii_-_mahogany
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 06:17 PM

Looks good other than the slightly modified neck and bridge pick-up route enlargement. Probably had P-90s in it and used the MM switching. Two leads are still there with the switch.
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 09:20 PM

View PostGolden, on 20 April 2016 - 05:38 PM, said:

Melody Maker.............

http://www.southhave..._iii_-_mahogany


Yep! Could be fun project, and a great little guitar, once completed!

CB
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#14 User is offline   marcello87 

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 10:59 PM

Thank you guys...


what do you think how much a restoration will cost?
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Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:05 AM

View Postmarcello87, on 20 April 2016 - 10:59 PM, said:

Thank you guys...


what do you think how much a restoration will cost?


Your welcome. Tough question, perhaps someone else will stop by to help answer that better for you. Aside from the obvious parts missing the issue is labor cost. I can't really tell how the fret work is or the neck and the back of the guitar thus the finish. I don't know if the finish is a re-finish already but I don't think so.

Its as CB said above its a very interesting project and its a very cool SG.

Keep us in the loop on the guitar and we'll give you whatever on-line support we could. Its difficult to assess the labor-sanding-painting because of the neck and headstock/frets/fret-board. I can't see enough of it real well.
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Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:32 AM

Holy crap!! That is an original Melody Maker 3 in great condition in t 1966 to 68. In the original case. Looks like all it needs is some pickups and a pick guard and some tuner bushings and bridge and it will be a $1500 guitar.


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:01 AM

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Holy crap!! That is an original Melody Maker 3


[biggrin] It comes back to the serial data base now using MM also. It said it was built 70 - 72. I would check the pots to tie it all in as they probably are 70-72 also.
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Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:14 PM

Thanks for so much information guys!

I'll sell it, in that condition,if you are interested tell me. otherwise i'll restoration it.
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Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:48 PM

View Postmarcello87, on 21 April 2016 - 03:14 PM, said:

Thanks for so much information guys!

I'll sell it, in that condition,if you are interested tell me. otherwise i'll restoration it.


Your welcome, myself I have too many projects going on at the moment, but its a cool project someone will be interested in, cool guitar.

Are you playing, you might want to rock that SG?

Thanks
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Posted 21 April 2016 - 04:37 PM

You can restore this Melody Maker if the neck is in good condition. I don' t know if it' s easy to find a pickguard but this is a cool project.

If this poor guitar is a problem for you I can take it for 200 US$.

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