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Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:03 am:   

Hi everyone!
I own a lawsuit Ibanez SG Custom copy (no serial nr, "open book" headstock) with three pickups. White finish and gold hardware. I noticed that the Ibanez shows features both from the Gibson SG Custom (raised pickguard, seperate, semi-circle shaped plate with controls, block inlays, Bigsby-style tremelo) AND from the Gibson SG De Luxe (white finish, three pickups). As far as I know Gibson never made SG Customs with three pickups and in white and never made SG De Luxes with seperate volume/tonecontrol plate. But what I'm most curious about: this Ibanez has the following wiring: 3-way selector up: neck and mid pickup working. Selector in mid position: all three pickups working. Selector down: bridge pickup only working. Did Ibanez use the same wiring system Gibson used on the three-pickup SG's?
Since I never had or saw "the real thing" I just wondered....
Greetings, Harry
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2001 - 3:39 am:   

Hi everyone!
I have to make a slight correction to my letter above: after reading it I noticed I mixed up a few things. I mixed up "Custom" and "De Luxe", so the characteristics I mentioned on the SG Custom and the SG De Luxe should be exchanged. (I thought I knew it by heart...)
Sorry for the inconvenience, folks!
Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2001 - 6:00 pm:   


what do you mean by 'open book headstock'? I bought a copy SG recently, see my message in this forum: (Can this SG be an Ibanez? 10/11 02:08pm [3]).
Is the inlay you see on my picture there the same as yours?

Thanks, Musash
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2001 - 2:55 pm:   


"Open book" is a way of describing the shape of the Gibson headstock. To see why this term is appropriate, take a book or magazine, open it to the middle and then set it down on a table. Now get down at table level and look at the end of the book or mag. Look familar? I've also heard it described as "moustache" shaped.

Ibanez copied the shape of the "original" guitars so closely that Gibson sued them in 1976. The compromise was to change the heastock shape. So Ibanez replicas with the Gibson "open book" headstock are considered more desireable.

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