Gibson SG III 1972 Service/Restoration

As she came in from Ebay..As she came in from Ebay..None original pickups.. on Genuine Gibson Minihumbucker and one Kent Armstrong..None original pickups.. on Genuine Gibson Minihumbucker and one Kent Armstrong..Schaller Bridge also none original and touching the body..Schaller Bridge also none original and touching the body..Love the headstock shape! Norlin Classic!Love the headstock shape! Norlin Classic!Believe she is a 72...Believe she is a 72…$_57 (3)$_57 (4)Lovely wear to the body!Lovely wear to the body!$_57 (5)$_57 (6)Ooops Rod get's it wrong she is defo a Gibson SG III no a Delux!Ooops Rod get’s it wrong she is defo a Gibson SG III no a Delux!Front pickup is a keeperFront pickup is a keeperAll stripped.. I think the neck is a one piece Maple neck and the body... I believe i Poplar.. very light. Gibson just stated "hardwood" some say maple but not heavy enough..All stripped.. I think the neck is a one piece Maple neck and the body… I believe i Poplar.. very light. Gibson just stated “hardwood” some say maple but not heavy enough..Rear pickup recess has been chiselled out  for a humbucker at some stage then crudely refilled...Rear pickup recess has been chiselled out for a humbucker at some stage then crudely refilled…Will reroute for a humbucker as that suits the guitar and in the 70s this was done a lot..Will reroute for a humbucker as that suits the guitar and in the 70s this was done a lot..Gibson PAF positioned in the rear...Gibson PAF positioned in the rear…DSC_1397DSC_1458DSC_1459Close up of the filled rear pickup area..Close up of the filled rear pickup area..Marked for routingMarked for routingRouted out (I did use a template) Dimarzio Super D seemed more appropriate for this 70s sguitarRouted out (I did use a template) Dimarzio Super D seemed more appropriate for this 70s sguitarAll routed and the various holes filled and sealed..All routed and the various holes filled and sealed..Ready for the switch and knob panel to go back onReady for the switch and knob panel to go back onDSC_1465DSC_1469DSC_1473DSC_1472DSC_1470DSC_1471All up and running with a simple wrap around bridge/tailpieceAll up and running with a simple wrap around bridge/tailpieceSounds lovely the dimarizo matches the Mini humbucker well!Sounds lovely the dimarizo matches the Mini humbucker well!one of  my faves!one of my faves!DSC_2052DSC_2051DSC_2050DSC_2049DSC_2048DSC_2047DSC_2046DSC_1472DSC_1473Now with Yamaha SF500 pickup and phae reversal and coil tap switchesNow with Yamaha SF500 pickup and phae reversal and coil tap switchesDSC_2042DSC_2043DSC_2044DSC_2045DSC_1471DSC_1470DSC_1469DSC_2059Ready for sale!Ready for sale!

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