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1969 Gibson SG Standard #3

25 Sep 1969 Gibson SG Standard #3

It seems like I am “amassing” 1969 SGs, but I am really not. I am just choosing some characteristics. This one is in fairly good condition, but the reason that pushed me was the neck heel. For the most part, this guitar has 1968 specs (see pics below), which makes it different and maybe a little more desirable to me (because of how I am getting used to the ’66. ’67 and ’68s neck profiles and low action).

Wider cutaways, heel, neck are all ’68 specs. Headstock is the giveaway for this one, as the logos are both ’69 unmistakeably.

It didn’t play “well” at first, upon opening up its original case. Strings were 010s, stiff. Reason was the bridge and its saddles. It simply didn’t work well. But the neck is perfect. So I simply put a TonePros replacement part and 009s, and now it really sings. The wood on this one is very resonating.

Humbuckers are both original t-tops, though they are quite low powered probably because they lost some magnetic properties. So I raised the heck up of the bridge pickup – including the screws, all the way up – and now I plays and sounds like I want her to.

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Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri
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11 Comments
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    JaiminhoPagina
    Posted at 18:32h, 26 September

    Hey Fil.
    I didn’t know where to post this…. So… Here it goes anyway…
    Both my SG and my LP seems to be getting a real “dent” on the 2nd fret, where the G string is. That’s probably because I play that “A” note a lot (lol).
    Should I worry about that? There’s anything I can do about it? Your guitars have it too?
    Sorry for bothering you again.

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      LeroyKincaid
      Posted at 08:24h, 01 October

      Hey, hope I can answer this for you…

      It’s quiet possible that you’re pushing the string down too hard on the fret. You don’t have to push as hard as you can to get the note. A similar thing has happened to my guitar. I don’t think it’s bad. It hasn’t really affected the playability – yet.

      I dunno, hopefully someone else can help with this?

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    OldSchoolRocker666
    Posted at 16:04h, 26 September

    Is it possible to change necks to thinner ones on later SGs like the 70s and onwards to the thinner necks you can see the earlier years SGs have? (for example, the 61-62-63´ necks and so on)

    For instance, if you have a relativly large neck, but small hands, and like more slimmer thin necks, that was my thought :/

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    depuis1899
    Posted at 10:09h, 26 September

    haha why not, would be between 1000 and 2000 km for me 😉
    am from Luxembourg, not sure you know that liiittle country lol

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    depuis1899
    Posted at 04:36h, 26 September

    wow lol awesome one again
    like the custom with the broken neck ( not broken anymore xD )
    it’s just awesome, fil you got gorgeous guitars…i’m jalous xD

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 04:41h, 26 September

      Heheh seeing them makes us want them indeed!
      Just come over here and let’s play some, no? 😉

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        depuis1899
        Posted at 10:56h, 26 September

        fil sorry, forgot to ask you something, may i get i don’t know, your msn adress or icq or skype ( if you have got something of those things lol.. )
        sorry for double posting …

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    Hardrockerdave94
    Posted at 19:59h, 25 September

    Love the finish on this one, how many SGs have you got btw?

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      SoloDallas
      Posted at 03:31h, 26 September

      Yes the finish here is definitely cherry. How many SGs? Would you believe me if I told you I don’t know? I never count my guitars. I think you can count them yourself, now they’re all here, posted in the guitar reviews 🙂

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    LedSabbath
    Posted at 12:32h, 25 September

    Looks Nice. It is 35 years old then mine and it still looks like it is in better condition (in other words my 2004 Gibson SG Special has a bunch of dents and scratches, a completely sanded down neck, a headstock that has been glued back on, Angus Young Signature and ’57 Classic Pickups (that will soon be replaced with SD Pearly Gates Pickups soon), a replacement locking bridge from Faber parts, Epiphone Tailpiece, Grover Tuners, my initials on the back of the body, a pick holder on the front of the pickguard and a bunch of mix-match knobs).

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