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61'-63'? My only clue was the Les Paul truss rod cover. I know they didn't carry that name for long as Les didn't like the design. As for mods.... total shot in the dark here, but maybe the bigsby wiggle stick. I know I've seen some with lyre vibrolas. Right or wrong that is a damn fine guitar. Thanks for sharing!

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I don't know...maybe(?) a Recent '61 Reissue, with "Les Paul" Truss Rod Cover, Bigsby B-5 via vibramate adapter, and "Creamtone" wide beveled Pickguard! [biggrin] (Just a guess)

 

OR, it could be a HP SG, from say 2016, with those same mods, and more traditional tuners, as in not vintage, as the one's pictured have the bolt in bushings), and the neck looks a bit wider (as HP's do), with a traditional nut replacement. Hard to know, for sure, without seeing the back, and the neck joint. Headstock, too, looks a bit smaller, than most '61 re-issues, but at the angle it's photographed, that too may be a bit "distorted," size wise? [biggrin]

 

 

CB

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Gibson SG 61 RI ? No, 2013 SG Standard [wink]

 

- Historic Les Paul TRC

- Creamtone pickguard

- Bigsby B5 with Vibramate adapter

- TonePro ABR-1 locking bridge + adapter studs

- Knob pointers

- Philadelphia Luthier knobs, historically correct, good quality

- Nickel tanished humbucker covers

- 50' s wiring

 

 

:-({|=

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Gibson SG 61 RI ? No, 2013 SG Standard [wink]

 

- Historic Les Paul TRC

- Creamtone pickguard

- Bigsby B5 with Vibramate adapter

- TonePro ABR-1 locking bridge + adapter studs

- Knob pointers

- Philadelphia Luthier knobs, historically correct, good quality

- Nickel tanished humbucker covers

- 50' s wiring

 

 

:-({|=

 

So, how many SG's do you own, now? Just curious... [tongue][biggrin]

CB

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Gibson SG 61 RI ? No, 2013 SG Standard [wink]

 

- Historic Les Paul TRC

- Creamtone pickguard

- Bigsby B5 with Vibramate adapter

- TonePro ABR-1 locking bridge + adapter studs

- Knob pointers

- Philadelphia Luthier knobs, historically correct, good quality

- Nickel tanished humbucker covers

- 50' s wiring

 

 

:-({|=

 

I forgot the Wizz M69 pickup rings

 

I' m not a Bigsby fan but I must admit this is a beautiful SG with cool mods.

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The weird thing is that when I was 17, to me Bigsby tails looked beautiful & desirable. Partly because you can see how they work, partly aesthetics.

 

Since then I used all sorts of floating bridges and now prefer fixed bridges only. These days Bigsbys no longer look desirable or nice, but just a turn-off altogether.

 

Conclusion: practical experience can inform what looks good & what looks nasty.

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The '61-'62 SG/LP has the crown set higher on the peghead, the reissues from about 2015 up do also. But I've seen others have it set like the OP pic.

So could be an older reissue, but the ones I've seen have a stop tailpiece.

This is a 2005 model '62 Reissue.

Your guess is a good as mine.

zkgrs15phtzwi3fmrun4.jpg

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The '61-'62 SG/LP has the crown set higher on the peghead, the reissues from about 2015 up do also. But I've seen others have it set like the OP pic.

So could be an older reissue, but the ones I've seen have a stop tailpiece.

This is a 2005 model '62 Reissue.

Your guess is a good as mine.

zkgrs15phtzwi3fmrun4.jpg

A Bigsby, and the rest I don't know. Maybe a '61 reissue.

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