1968 Gibson SG Standard
1968 Gibson SG Standard

Guitar Description:

OK, let’s get the cliché out of the way… yes, this is the model that has been made famous by a certain Angus Young of AC/DC who used it as his axe of preference. Also commonly used by the formidable Frank Zappa. Good choice. The horny little Solid Guitar (SG) is a classic, timeless, iconic design that has endured without a break in production from the early ’60s to the current day, outselling all other Gibson models.


This particular instrument is a real beauty and just about as good as a late ’60s SG Standard is going to get without finding an untouched museum piece with a price to match. She comprises a single piece mahogany body finished in a gorgeous deep cherry colour with a lovey vintage patina. The hardware includes heaps of shiny chrome, including the classic factory engraved ‘lyre’ tailpiece and vibrato. If you want a guitar that exudes quality and attracts attention, this is a good one to go for. There are a few minor dings but nothing of any significance. No breaks and no issues. This baby is all original, except for the tuners, which were changed at one time, now with period correct double-line, double-ring Kluson Deluxe pegs in place. Cool, rare and gloriously vintage.


  • Single piece mahogany double cutaway solid body
  • Cherry nitrocellulose finish
  • Mahogany set neck
  • Rosewood bound fingerboard with 22 frets and trapeze pearloid markers
  • Scale length 24¾”
  • Chrome hardware
  • Original 3-ply ‘batwing’ scratchplate
  • Original twin ‘patent no.’ humbucking pickups
  • Original ‘witch hat’ knobs, 3-way pickup selector switch and jack socket
  • Original bridge, vibrato and engraved ‘lyre’ tailpiece
  • Original hard shell case

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