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    SG modern to 70s conversion

    Is it possible for a talented luthier to mod a modern SG standard to one with 1973 specs? I ask because I play left-handed and early 1970s SGs in good condition are exceedingly rare.

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    Re: SG modern to 70s conversion

    What are the 70’s specs you’re looking for?

    Skinny nut? Harmonica bridge? Volute?

    Flat body without the bevels?

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    Re: SG modern to 70s conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by zacknorton View Post
    What are the 70’s specs you’re looking for?

    Skinny nut? Harmonica bridge? Volute?

    Flat body without the bevels?
    Big headstock?

    Small block inlay?

    Awful Gibson stamped Klusons?

    14 degree headstock angle?

    Wide low, low profile frets?

    Three piece body, three piece neck?
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Re: SG modern to 70s conversion

    Neck joining the body 2 frets earlier is also a key feature

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    Sg Re: SG modern to 70s conversion

    All of the above? I didn't know too many of the 70s SG specs offhand... mainly the different neck joining, pickup spacing(?), volute, lower frets. But it seems that if the specs are that different I may be better off getting a replica... I am not sure Gibson CS would be interested in such a commission.

    The 70s SG is very special to me because hearing/watching Jimmy McCulloch from the Wings Over America tour in 1976 is what inspired me to start playing electric guitar all those years ago. So some day I would like to honor that inspiration with a version of the guitar that started it all for me.

    Here are the best photos I could find of said guitar:




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