In 1952, Gibson introduced its first solid-body electric guitar, the Les Paul which became its most popular guitar to date— designed by Ted Mc Carty and Les Paul.Gibson was owned by the Norlin corporation from 1969 to 1986. Initially, the company produced only Orville Gibson's original designs.Between 1942-1945, Gibson employed women to manufacture guitars."Women produced nearly 25,000 guitars during World War II yet Gibson denied ever building instruments over this period," according to a 2013 history of the company.This new function will try to match the serial number against older formats, details required for an exact match are listed in yellow.Please post any comments, particularly bugs in the user feedback section.The passive electronics yield a fascinating range of tones.
Due to a variety of manufacturing changes over the years many guards require tracings so we can both know that you are getting the pickguard that will fit your guitar.A SG Standard like yours, can only be a 1973 or a 1974 with the last of the six digit serial numbers.In 1971 & 1972, the model was replaced by the SG Deluxe.We're always adding musical instruments that can ship internationally. Email us and we'll pass along your request to the manufacturer. In 1986, the company was acquired by its present owners. In 1936 Gibson introduced their first "Electric Spanish" model, the ES-150 followed by other electric instruments like steel guitars, banjos and mandolins.