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1963 SG/LP

mbowen

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Hi guys i am looking at this guitar .I have had a half dozen or so SG/LP's but they all had the Sideways trem the big pot metal thing i hated on them.This one is a 63 and has the Les Paul Plaque and 1 PAF and 1 Early Pat.# pick-up.My question is how common is this variation.Guitar is very clean no broken solder joints etc.Thanks for the info guys in advance.I do not know SG's like i know Les Pauls.Mike B.I checked the serial # and it was 1963 i forgot to take a shot of it.


 

Elliot Easton

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It's absolutely gorgeous but I respectfully submit that it's easy to put the LP truss rod cover on there. I don't think I've seen an SG/LP this late but with Gibson who knows?
 

GotTheSilver

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Mike, I don't know the answer to your question, but that guitar looks beautiful!
 

brandtkronholm

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Yes, these exist. I've come across a '63 SG/LP with the same vital statistics as the OP's - PAT#, PAF, and truss rod cover included. It wasn't as nice as this one though...wow!
 

mingus

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It's absolutely gorgeous but I respectfully submit that it's easy to put the LP truss rod cover on there. I don't think I've seen an SG/LP this late but with Gibson who knows?

I have an early '63 SG that says "Les Paul" on the truss rod cover as well as a '63 SG Junior that has "Les Paul Junior" silk screened on the headstock. Since I'm not the original owner of the SG, it is certainly possible that the truss rod cover was added later, but the guitar is otherwise untouched, which leads me to think it may have come that way.
 

mbowen

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I want to thank all you guys for your overly kind comments.Now all i have to do is see if i can close the deal i offered.Thanks again Mike B.
 

mbowen

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It's absolutely gorgeous but I respectfully submit that it's easy to put the LP truss rod cover on there. I don't think I've seen an SG/LP this late but with Gibson who knows?
Thanks Elliot that is why i am checking to see if it could and should have it .Mike B.
 

mbowen

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I have an early '63 SG that says "Les Paul" on the truss rod cover as well as a '63 SG Junior that has "Les Paul Junior" silk screened on the headstock. Since I'm not the original owner of the SG, it is certainly possible that the truss rod cover was added later, but the guitar is otherwise untouched, which leads me to think it may have come that way.
Thank you for your input .I have found at least 4 1963's with the Les Paul on the TRC.So it looks like in 63 it can go both ways,which makes me more comfortable thinking it is stock.Thanks to all you guys for the help.Mike B.
 

mbowen

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:spamJust an update Hank and i did not come to a deal on this one so it will be in Philly this weekend.Thanks guys for all the help. No the guitar did not end up being mine it is a great example if you are looking for an SG . Mike B.
 
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Daniel James

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That last picture sure made me think twice about the '60 strat I'm purchasing. I think an SG/LP is next on the agenda. Unreal guitars.
 
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