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Hey all.


I'm looking to unload my Gibson SG Special Faded. I wanted to know if you think I'm being a little greedy and expecting too much for it. This is the email I got from a Gibson rep as to the specs on this particular model:


The serial number is consistent with a SG Special Faded model in Worn Cherry finish, made on the 226th day of 2002 in Nashville, TN. Here are the specs on the model-


Dimensions – 12 ¾” (W) x 16” (L) x 1 5/16” (D)

Body – Mahogany

Neck – 1 piece mahogany (rounded SG shape)

Neck Thickness – (1st) .818” (12th) .963”

Peghead pitch – 17 degrees

Fingerboard – 22 fret ebony

Fingerboard length – 18.062”

Fretwire - 0.090” wide and 0.055” tall nickel/silver alloy

Fingerboard radius – 12”

Inlays – Acrylic Crescent moon at 3,5,7,9, & 12th

Scale length – 24 ¾”

Nut width – 1.687”

FB width at 12th fret – 2.062”

Tailpiece – Stop bar

Hardware – chrome

Tuners – Gibson Deluxe (.404” hole size)

Controls – 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way toggle switch

Pickups – Rhythm - 490R Treble - 490T


So it was made in 2002, has the crescent inlays, and the fretboard is ebony. That is why I would consider this a bit more rare than the Faded SG's they have now for the $699 price. But the kicker....it has a little crack in the neck :( I was told that this typically just effects the tuning, which it stays in tune just fine. Is that true? I'm looking to get around $450 for it. The spot to the left of the crack is not actually part of the crack, just a scuff mark. Also including straplok system and gig bag. What do you think?





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