1971 Gibson SG Standard + OHSC

1971 Gibson SG Standard + OHSC

Gibson |  71SGwalnut

One of the nicest and last of the 60's SG's we have had in recent times. Nice case too and top condition...

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Early 1971 Gibson SG Standard with no breaks or repairs and in really nice condition. Super nice medium profile (not 60’s slim) classic SG profile and even has original oblong 1970 case with yellow lining and square shoulders (this is a hard to find case if you need one!) and has no jack socket or cavity crack repairs which are unfortunately far too common on this model.

This SG. favoured by many a rocker, is everything you want in a classic, later 60’s axe with tons of character. It has been played, yes, but unlike a fair few out there it has not been abused to the extent of needing any major neck or headstock surgery.

It is all correct except it looks like some extra screw holes have been made under the guard to prevent it cracking due to shrinkage. All solder is intact so there has never been any other pickups installed. There is also a small factory scrape in the lead pickup cavity, looks like they had a hard time fitting the harness in at that point.

2 very cool sounding PAT number, sticker pickups reliably read 7.49k each and have never had their covers off so have original windings. These just predators the tar back era which is a good thing. Also this must be one of the last 60’s style SG’s made before they switched to the more common SG style seen later on that year.

Frets are in virtually as new shape with no wear on the dark fingerboard and it plays very well because of it with some good sustain for such a light guitar. Trem also works well and although you cannot dive bomb too easily, it does actually stay largely in tune and is perfectly usable on a day to day basis.

Guitar has a few minor marks here and there but overall it is one of the finest 1971 last year SG’s we have had. Please have a look at the photos and you will see what we mean…

Good to see an Angus type SG at this price point with no breaks or repairs and still having original electrics and hardware and correct case. We are sure it will look great slung around the neck of many a lively rock band who strive for that authentic classic rock sound…

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At a glance

Model: SG Standard
Year: 1971
Finish: Walnut

Modifications: Some extra holes under guard to prevent cracking due to shrinkage
Repairs: None
Weight: 3.32 Kg

Case: Original oblong
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Gibson (Kluson) double line

Pickups: Original PAT Number x 2
Hardware: Correct chrome
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: CTS original dated 1970




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