Wednesday, February 15, 2012

1968 Gibson SG Standard

The Gibson SG was one of the most popular guitars of the sixties, and the SG Standard was a guitar seen on the stages of many a psychedelic ballroom.

Thanks to its overall popularity upon its introduction in late 1960, the SG underwent very few changes through the 60's. In 1965, the nut width changed from 1 11/16" to a narrower 1 5/8" and the hardware w ent from being nickle plated to having a shinier chrome plating. In 1966, the neck heel, which was prone to breakage, was elongated for strength, and the pickguard became the so-called "batwing" style as seen on this guitar.

Images courtesy of Gryphon Stringed Instruments.

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