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1972 Gibson SG Special - Photos & Info Request

#1 User is offline   blackduck603 

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 01:56 PM

1972 Gibson SG Special

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I have had this guitar since 1980.
I am not the original owner and the guitar is certainly NOT completely original.

Here is what I know about it:
- According to Gibson, it is a 1972 SG Special (SN 899300).
- Original pickups were replaced with humbuckers from a Les Paul back beofre 1980.
I replaced one of those with a Dimarzio Super Distortion Humbucker in 1982.
- The bridge is NOT original. The original was in bad shape.
- There was no pickguard when I got it. I installed the LP style pick guard.
- The switch-plate and hardware is totally customized. I added an on/off and stereo capability.
It used to have a slider type switch.
- Action is very good. Neck is good/straight
- Intonation is good.
- Sound Quality is typical for SG - certainly not LP quality.

Here is some info that I found about the SG Special:


In 1972 the sg pro was discontinued and reintroduced as the gibson sg special with 2 black mini humbucking pickups ( some w/ p-90s ), tune o matic bridges , 3 point pickguards , unbound fingerboards and were made in cherry or walnut finishes .

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Additional Photos can be viewed at the following link.

I was wondering if anyone has any idea on the current value of this guitar.


#2 User is offline   RStabe 

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 02:58 PM

Ide say she'd do up to $300 on the Bay. prolly end in the 200s though. Pull the pickups and check the backs and take pics and list info on them. Very well could be hidden treasures in themselves.

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