Instead of a set neck, it featured a three-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany laminated neck-through design conducive to greater sustain.
There were at least one custom-made SG-175 with a brown sunburst finish and large pearl block inlays.
The head of the SG-2000 featured the now-standard double-dipped shape, with five-ply binding, a block lettering logo, and a fancy three-piece floral inlay.
The 22-fret ebony fingerboard was bound with mother-of-pearl split-wing inlays. The twin-shielded Alnico V humbuckers were covered in black plastic with a cool cover that surrounded the bobbins, but left them and the poles exposed.
The ’74 SG-175 was as handsome a guitar as you’d ever want to see.
Its carved mahogany top was trimmed in abalone inlay.