#1
My dads friend came over and he needs to know what kind of guitar this is and he might lend me it since I actually play. 


(Tell the model and the year, not just the name of the guitar. It's obviously an SG)
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#3
You need to send pics of the whole guitar. Especially the headstock.
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#4
wayyy more pics are necessary.
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#5
It's obviously something from the mid-70's, but I've never paid much attention to specific SG models.  If you measure the nut width, I'll bet it's 1 9/16". 

I'm guessing it's an early '70's Gibson SG Deluxe in Walnut with a factory Bigsby.

Some of these are old enough that they may have started out as cherry finish over mahogany, but the cherry finish has changed colors to brown, but if this is overall brown, it was probably Walnut (finished) to start. Removing the Bigsby will tell you stories.
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#6
I had one of these in the early 70's. It was the only Gibson I ever bought new. I think it was around 1973 but could have been late 72. As far as I remember it was just an SG standard modal for that short time but I really didn't know much about various modals at the time. I only had it for a year and I traded it for a 1969 Flying V one of those guitars that I traded later very stupidly for a new Roland Space Echo. I still have the Space Echo collecting dust in my basement, wish I had the Flying V instead.. 
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#8
That bridge gave me heartburn.


Edit: Some research shows me that the front mounted control plate was put on only from 1971-1972 due to unpopularity. Bigsby would make it a Deluxe model. That bridge shows up in some searches. Too bad it's so ugly, but seems original.
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#9
JustRoosterWait are u saying the guitar is ugly???

Also is it an SG Deluxe? Pro? Custom?
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#10
I think I found out what it is. It seems to be a 1971-1972 Gibson SG Pro, not Deluxe.
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#11
All the Pros I'm finding seem to have P90 pickups. What makes you think it's not a deluxe?
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#12
JustRooster I actually take that back I just noticed the p90s. Also every pro I search has dotted inlays, not rectangle inlays. I'm confused
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#13
I'm sure it's worthless, I'll take it off his hands

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#15
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That bridge gave me heartburn.


Edit:  Some research shows me that the front mounted control plate was put on only from 1971-1972 due to unpopularity.  Bigsby would make it a Deluxe model.  That bridge shows up in some searches.  Too bad it's so ugly, but seems original.

I *love* those old harmonica bridges. They popped up on everything Gibson during the early '70's, I think. I have one on an LP, another on an L6-S, another on an L5-S. A version of those also showed up on Ibanez Artist AR300's and the like, bolted to a solid block of brass embedded in the body. 
#16
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I think I found out what it is. It seems to be a 1971-1972 Gibson SG Pro, not Deluxe.

I think Gibson used "Pro" to designate guitars from that era that had one or more P90's. There was an LP "Pro" that had a bridge humbucker and a neck P90; Neal Schon played one for a while.
#17
Norlin SG variant.  Not my favorite era for Gibson but probably a decent player.  I didn't care for the hardware or 1/2 moon control plate of those days.  Here is the iconic SG to my eyes:
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#18
Here is a 71 SG Standard that looks like nearly the same hardware and simple body contours.
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"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
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#19
In post #2, that guitar look like Gibson to me.
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#20
Send your pics and a pic of the serial number to Gibson customer support. You should also share your pics on the Gibson Forum. They can tell you right down to the month when the guitar was finished as well as details. If they have a brochure, they usually email you a pdf. 
#21
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Here is a 71 SG Standard that looks like nearly the same hardware and simple body contours.

Again, I'm not an SG fan or an aficionado, but my understanding is that you can tell a Deluxe by mother of pearl block inlays as opposed to trap plastic inlays on the Standard. I should note, however, that in the early '70's, Gibson threw almost anything on these planks and dished them out, so  who knows? Maybe the guy that runs this website: http://www.everythingsg.com/