Guitarz reader Richard Haller spotted this Northern SG for sale on a Canadian classifieds adverts website. Obviously based on the Gibson SG, this guitar features all-maple construction with a vine leaf design carved into the top of the body and (appropriately) maple leaf inlays on headstock and position markers.
This is a 1980s Northern copy of the Gibson SG. The Northern brand was offered by North American Music Enterprises, a now-defunct distributor and importer located in Burlington, Ontario. Northern models were made in Japanese factories to specs provided by the importer. They were quality-made copies of popular American guitars.Listed for sale in Ottawa, ON, for $849 (Canadian dollars, I presume).
G L Wilson
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