Here is a vintage 1976 Gibson SG Standard electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 00150629, is in very excellent 100% all original condition. This classic SG features an attractive, and extremely well-preserved, Walnut finish, (2) very hot “Dirty Fingers,” the wide Harmonica tune-o-matic style bridge, the preferred stop-tailpiece, and original Schaller-made tuning machines, which all contribute by enhancing the traditional SG design from a good piece into a very player-friendly highly functional guitar. Recently purchased from the original owner, he quickly replaced the SG with a ’77 Les Paul Deluxe, and literally stored it in his closet until several weeks ago.
Serial Number: 00150629
Potentiometer Codes: 1377542
Pickup Resistance: 7.48Ω (bridge), 5.14Ω (neck)
Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz.
As briefly mentioned, this ’76 SG Standard features: a Mahogany body with the original polyurethane Walnut finish, 3-piece laminated Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard with block inlays, (2) “Dirty Fingers” humbucking pickups, Schaller tuning machines, and a “New Design” (aka Harmonica) Tune-O-Matic bridge with a stop tailpiece, black speed knobs, a vintage-inspired small pickguard, and otherwise all original hardware.
This guitar is incredible all-around. It is an exceptionally fine player’s guitar, and absolutely plays like butter. The neck profile is comfortable, and the high output pickups sound fantastic. Weighing a little over 6 pounds, this guitar is as light as a feather, and a sheer pleasure to play. Well worth every penny of their under-appreciated market value, it is difficult to imagine a better guitar for less.