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Unread 12-12-2009, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gibson SG Firebrand

Hey guys,

I need your help!
What do you think of the value of an SG Firebrand
Built in 1979 and in nice condition. All original
The price for sale is 500
What do you thing? Good deal or not.

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Unread 12-12-2009, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson SG Firebrand

the firebrand SGs and LPs are not super collectable. More of a players guitar so i would just throw out a number of around $500 US dollars give or take a hundred either way depending on condition.
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Unread 12-13-2009, 08:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson SG Firebrand

Thanks oldrockfan.

another question:
What`s the difference between the "Firebrand SG" and "The SG"?
by the way, the serial number is: 72959672

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Unread 12-14-2009, 09:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson SG Firebrand

If I remeber correctly 'The Paul' and 'The SG' are '78 and '79 models, and the Firebrand moniker was added in '80 til '82 or '83, and some other colors were offered. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this should be fairly accurate...

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Unread 12-15-2009, 01:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson SG Firebrand

I believe the Firebrands had the Gibson logo "Branded" into the headstocks as well...
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Unread 12-15-2009, 02:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson SG Firebrand

Thanks for the information!

But should I buy it for 500 ?
By the way, it`s a killer sounding axe! 8)

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Unread 12-15-2009, 06:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson SG Firebrand

Hey bon83,

I've seen these going (or sitting on the shelf) for up to $800 US, but I remember when they were $399 all over the place not so long ago. If you really like it it probably won't lose value, since even mass produced 80's entry level stuff sounds better than most of the junk out there these days. All I can say is try to haggle a bit (the price seems steep), and have a good look at the frets (and intonation at least by ear) since the fretwire on these seems to flatten out easily and fret jobs aren't cheap...
I've bought and sold a bunch of these over the years, and a nice one is a good playable axe.

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Unread 12-20-2009, 04:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson SG Firebrand

Thanks very much guys

I just bought the guitar 8)
And it`s not a Firebrand, it`s a "the SG"
payed 350
Pretty good deal I think

Post some pics soon

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Unread 12-20-2009, 04:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson SG Firebrand

Good deal indeed! Congratulations!
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Unread 05-19-2010, 11:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson SG Firebrand

here is finally a pic of me and my "The SG"...



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Unread 05-19-2010, 02:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Gibson SG Firebrand

great axe... my first SG and first 'real' Gibson.

i loved just about everything about it: the woody natural look, box knobs, small pickguard... and it absolutely ROARED. yours looks all original. being 100% walnut it also felt indestructible.

i've heard people call/write "The SG" is indeed a Firebrand even though it has a decal on it instead of an actual fire branding on the headstock (who the heck comes up with that stuff anyway???).

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