Dating a gibson sg standard

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Les Paul was a respected innovator who had been experimenting with guitar design for years.He hand-built a solid-body prototype called "The Log", often suggested as the first solid-body Spanish guitar ever built.

However, Standards featured a cherry-red sunburst finish.Hi Guys, I have a Gibson SG standard with a serial number of 811836, the serial number is inked and not pressed, this doesnt show on photos but trust me I can tell these things, this according to Gibson is for a 66 or 69 model, I have been trying to work out which it is, I have added some pictures to see if any of you guys recognise any of the trademark things, it does not look to have been modified or repaired, the soldering is all looking original, it has the non volute neck but a small neck joint, the bigsby has been removed but thats a pretty standard thing, anyway see what you think guys. I have a real desire to acquire a Gibson SG but dont want to shell out BIG bucks,, Ive found a decent SG Special (Stock) on ebay and also several faded ones,, its about the tone for me more then the finish so the faded finish isnt a worry for me, I could be wrong but dont those both have the same PUP's?The Les Paul was originally offered with a gold finish and two P-90 pickups.In 1957, humbucking pickups were added, along with sunburst finishes in 1958.

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