Recently joined here and was looking to gain a bit of your advice.
I currently have the opportunity to get either a 1980 Walnut SG Standard or a 2016 '61 Reissue for roughly the same price - £1200 for the 80s Standard, £1150 for the '61.
I know these will be different beasts but I was really just wanting to see if there is a clear winner on what guitar is a better buy. Both guitars check out; no neck breaks, pots are fine, truss rod is all good etc.
I've heard Gibsons in the 80s weren't always the best - however being more Fender inclined up until now I don't really have the best knowledge on past SGs. Nor do I know if the 80s Gibsons rumour is just a myth.
I've attached a picture of the '80, and I'm sure you'll all be aware of what the '61 Reissue is.
Really just want to know what's a better shout and where is my money better placed?
Many thanks in advance!