Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums
thepartyprogram

Gibson SG Standard 1966

Recommended Posts

Dear all, 

I see alot of sellers stating that 1966 SG's were still made with Brazilian Rosewood fingerboards, while claiming '66 is the last year they were being made with said boards.  Because i'm on the lookout for a sixties sg, and the prices are considerable, i would like to check if there's any experts here with facts about this?  What is the safest way to "recognize" Brazilian boards on Gibson guitars? Any tips?

Thanks all! cheers,Filip

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're not familiar with the difference between Brazilian and Indian rosewood, it will be a challenge. Brazilian is often redder, Indian is more purple-ish. But both will be quite dark on a fingerboard from the '60's. Brazilian often is reddish, with dark lines or stripes running through it. My favorite test(if I'm uncertain) is to sand a small patch of the wood in question: BR will smell sweet, like roses(surprise!), but IR does not, more just an earthy wood smell. But the sanding test is probably not possible on a seller's vintage guitar. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...