Gibson SG Special

430448 Made in USA

Double cutaway mahogany body, mahogany neck, 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlay,
tune-o-matic bridge/Bigsby-style vibrato tailpiece, blackface peghead with pearl logo inlay, 3 per side Gibson Deluxe tuners,
nickel hardware, layered black pickguard, 2 mini humbucker pickups, 2 volume/2 tone control, 3 position switch.
Walnut finish. Mfd. 1974 Kalamazoo.

From 1970-1975 the method of serializing instruments at Gibson became even more random.
All numbers were impressed into the wood and a six digit number assigned, though no particular order was given.
In 1970, the words "MADE IN USA" was impressed into the back of instrument headstocks.
Year(s) Approximate Series Manufacture
1970, 1971, and 1972 100000s, 600000s, 700000s, 900000s
1973 000001s, 100000s, 200000s, 800000s and a few “A” + 6 digit numbers
1974 and 1975 100000s, 200000s, 300000s, 400000s,500000s, 600000s, 800000s