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1975 Gibson SG Standard Vintage Guitar Walnut w/ Tarback Pickups, Case & Hangtags


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Up for sale, a 1975 Gibson SG Standard in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtags. This Norlin-era SG features the original pair of “Tarback” humbuckers and a gloss Walnut nitro lacquer finish.  

Traditional tonewoods comprise a mahogany body, three-piece mahogany neck, and bound rosewood fretboard, and this SG is lightweight at only 7lbs 1oz. The pair of "Tarback" humbuckers have a different magnet structure and fewer winds than the T Tops produced in the same era. Coupled with the black epoxy that gave these humbuckers their name and ensures great feedback rejection by suppressing microphonics, the Tarbacks are a lively, sparkling pickup pair, perfect for pairing with the SG's solid mahogany construction. The bridge pickup has surprising twang and clarity, but with a smooth top end, while the middle and neck positions have plenty of warmth and girthy bass response. This SG Standard has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany (three-piece)
-Shape: Slender C, measuring .825” 1st fret, .960” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, small block inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 9/16”
-Tuners: Schaller-built, Gibson-branded

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Pickups: “Tarback” humbucker x2
-Harness: Untouched solder, CTS pots date to 34th week of 1975
-Hardware: “Harmonica” bridge, stopbar
-Plastics: Black four-ply pickguard, speed knobs, cream switch tip

The gloss Walnut nitro lacquer finish exhibits light buckle wear on the back, a few minor finish chips along the perimeter, light scuffing along the pick path (primarily constrained to the guard) and a few additional small dings on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss, free of palm wear.

The original black tolex hardshell case with red plush interior is included, along with a number of hangtags. The tolex is peeling on the bottom and edges of the case.