A Quest! Looking for my 70s SG Special!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Hacksaw, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. Hacksaw

    Hacksaw TDPRI Member

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    As I'm entering my 4th week of working from home and have plenty of time, I've decided to embark on a quest of locating my first "good" guitar.
    A late 70's SG Special, purchased new from Trombino's Music in Belle Vernon PA in I believe 1976. It originally had the black plastic covers on the mini humbuckers that I replaced with chrome along with a brass tailpiece and bridge and if I remember correctly Schaller tuners. When I sold it sometime in the early 80s, 83-84 in Pittsburgh, it had faded to almost orange where my arm contacted the upper body along with the back of the neck. It had some readily identifiable marks as well that I can use to confirm it was mine.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!



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  2. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    I think your chances of finding it, are slim especially intact without having been refinished/repaired/stripped of your parts, you can always have hope though.

    I think it would be super cool if you find it especially if someone here knows of it

    I had a takamine jumbo that I wish I never sold, wonder where it’s at
     
  3. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'm no help at all but I wish you well in your quest.
     
  4. adjason

    adjason Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    do your know the serial number?-that might help- I've got one with dot inlays so its not your old one-maybe post an ad in vintage guitar magazine?
     
  5. Hacksaw

    Hacksaw TDPRI Member

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    If the serial number is anywhere it would be in my parent's house that I moved out of 41 years ago. I'm pretty sure it's long gone. I posted on an SG forum a while ago as well. I know it's a long shot but I figured I've got little to loose.
     
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    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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    Have you posted want ads in your local Craigslist or other online bulletin boards?
     
  7. Hacksaw

    Hacksaw TDPRI Member

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    Haven't gone so far as CL add since I moved out of Western PA 37 years ago. I have posted here, the SG forum and mylespaul forum, hoping for some luck within the guitar community.
     
  8. Bill Sheehan

    Bill Sheehan Tele-Meister

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    Wow, you guys loved your Gibbys! Seriously, Hacksaw, I too wish you luck on this quest. That looks like it was a "schweet" SG indeed! I made disposition of my '73 Strat a few years back, and although it was for a good cause, I sometimes wish I still had it!
     
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    it would be a miracle if you found it, but miracles do happen. I wish you success in your search.
     
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    I still have my old Special,bought new in 71. It's gone from red to brown!

    Good luck with your search man.
     
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    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    Wish you all the luck.

    I still have my first(avatar) because it doesn't have a serial number. Had to sell off all my gear to fund a house purchase, no one wanted it in it's original condition and the pawn shop wouldn't buy it without a serial number. Glad I still have it, but I really miss a couple of the guitars I sold.
     
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