i'm just going by the labels on the photos i got from Mathijs, and i might be misinterpreting some of them,
but this site says it was in 61 that the SG body style was introduced: [www.provide.net
1961 Gibson Les Paul SG Standard specs:
complete body style change to symmetrical pointed double cutaways, thin mahogany body with beveled edges, cherry red finish (refered to as the "SG" body style). Still says "Les Paul" on the peghead and/or truss rod cover, but is often called a "SG/Les Paul Standard" because of the SG body shape. Peghead slightly wider. This model actually started in very late 1960, at about serial number "010001" (and was co-produced with the single cutaway sunburst Les Paul). All 1960/1961 SG Standards seem to be equipped with the infamous (crappy) "sideways" vibrato.
Gibson Les Paul Standard discontinued 1963 in name only (now called SG Standard) ... [until] 1968 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop Re-introduction
here's Mick's SG, just for comparison ...- 1981, by Lynn Goldsmith
that's what's known as a lyre tailpiece, right? and MickT's has/had the "infamous (crappy) 'sideways' vibrato"?
he doesn't look really happy with it in that photo, does he. :E
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2006-07-01 11:17 by with sssoul.