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Buying Advice for a black Gibson SG Special

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So, hello fellow Gibson-ites! I was wondering if anyone could offer me some words of wisdom on an SG I found on Craigslist.

 

I emailed the person, and they said they don't know the exact year, but remembers that they bought it in "05-ish".

 

It's got a good dent on the bottom edge of the guitar, but other than that, it's good. I know what to look for when spotting a fake, but if this turns out to be the real thing when I go to look at it, is it worth it? If not, what should it be worth?

 

Thanks a ton guys!

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I'm no veteran, but it looks like a decent price to me.. ..if you get to inspect and audition it before purchase, it could turn out to be a good "second" guitar...

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i have a decent black gibson sg' date=' real gibson. it is a little beatup from being a gig guitar, but i love it. small dent on the bottom, and scrathes on the back, i need it gone

300 cash [/quote']

 

Why does he "need it gone"?

 

Give it a really good look over, especially the neck and headstock looking from possible break repairs. If it passes your inspection (plug in and play it too), $300 is a realistic price for a "beatup gig guitar".

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Awesome, thanks folks. I like finding old playing instruments, because they have character, and can actually be used unlike say show pieces.

 

One thing I just thought of though - how do I know it's a Special and not a Standard? What are the differences there?

 

The "need it gone" thing will be solved in due investigation. I never like seeing things like that. :-P

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The special has a Gibson 490t in the bridge and a 490r in the neck. also there are no covers on them. And also has dot not trapazoid inlays.

 

The standard has a Gibson 498t in the bridge and 490r in the neck. Also has pickup covers and trapazoid inlay.

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.........He prolly means he needs the money quick........not like it is a demon possesed guitar or anything..........ha ha

..........going rate price for quick sale

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300 bones? [lol]

 

It's worth a real good look for that price.

 

That doesn't appear to be a standard. It's got dot inlays and no binding.

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First, welcome to the forums. :-s

 

It's tough to tell from the crappy photos the seller has up, but it looks like it's in okay shape (except for the usual wear and tear from gigging). I think $300 is a pretty fair price. Definitely check it out in person. Make sure that you double check the headstock (that it hasn't been busted off and glued back on). -I've personally walked from two potential guitar purchases because the seller 'forgot' to disclose that information in their ad description/photos...so frustrating. Good luck. Post some pics on here if you get it. Cheers.

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That's a good price if it's in decent condition.

I checked out the prices for new Specials , they sell for $700-$1000 here in Canada.

Could be a good deal, but the best way to find out for sure is to try it out and inspect it very carefully.

 

Good Luck.

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not like it is a demon possesed guitar or anything..........ha ha

..........going rate price for quick sale

 

 

if it was though.... I feel he would be asking more for it..

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