What’s wrong with this picture? Pelham Blue SG

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  1. 27sauce

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    Hmmm.
    Your tremolo arm is missing?
     
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    Is there such a thing a small guard SG with a small headstock?
     
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    What could it be? ‘69/70 redo?
     
  8. Cody

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    It’s hard to tell with the glare what the inlays look like. Are they busy enough to be late ‘60s?
     
  9. Cody

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    The heel would be another clue.
     
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    Strung by a half-wit.

    Brings new meaning to "D"-tuned.
     
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    The leaf headstock inlay sure looks like it’s positioned to low. Not sure if Gibson was consistent with that detail.
     
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    Hard to say but I think it’s a really bad photo and the angle is warping the perspective. At least that was my immediate reaction when I saw the pic.
     
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    I am very open to being corrected, but the headstock logo appears a tiny bit low and to the left and the logo doesn’t look right.
     
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    What's wrong?

    Take a look at the D-String tuning peg guys.
     
  17. 27sauce

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    Looks like an older body. The listing has it as a ‘61(obviously not). Fishy as hell, old guy, no case. I just want to know what it is!
     
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    My guess would be a replaced headstock, or at least headstock veneer (which would raise the question “why”).
     
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    My best guess is it's a '66 refin strung by somebody who doesn't know guitars or wasn't paying attention.
     

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