1982 Gibson SG with 1 Humbucker and no scratch plate

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  1. Celticalpha

    Celticalpha New Member

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    Hi all!

    I wanted to ask if anyone can help me!? (sorry for my first post being asking for help!)

    I currently have a 1982 Gibons SG (as the title suggests)

    It has no scratch plate and only 1 Humbucker at the bridge, I've scoured the internet and realised there's very few of them around. I'm trying to find it's value so I don't unwittingly get ripped off or over charge someone for it.

    The serial checker I've used says it was made in Tennessee. I'll update this post with some pictures in the morning. :-)


    TIA to anyone who can shed some more light on this seemingly rare piece of Gibsons history!
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Don't know how rare, but here's a 1982 SG junior that fits the description.
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    I wouldn't pay more than $900 usd in near mint, $ 600 in very good condition.
     
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    pancake81 Well-Known Member

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    +1 on what Biddlin said. Not necessarily rare, although your are not going to see a ton of 1982 SG Jr’s Or single pick up models for sale. Searching the web for a specific year and model (especially one that likely wasn’t as mass produced as the special or standard) doesn’t always return a ton of results.

    Even if it is slightly more rare, I would expect prices to be $750-800 mint condition, and $500-600 excellent used. And of course going down from there if it has some beauty marks or a repair.

    Looks like a neat piece
     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    That's not a Junior, it's a Special I (it even says so on the truss rod cover).

    https://solidguitar.wikia.com/wiki/SG_Special#1983-1991
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    MyLesPaul identifies it as a Special/Junior, I think. My 82 catalogs show Specials with 2 hbs, but none with one.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Juniors traditionally have a single pickup, but since you are planning to sell it, listing it as the model the manufacturer originally marketed it as would be the best option to avoid any misrepresentation.
     
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  8. Celticalpha

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    Thanks for the responses so far!

    I'm more of a Telecaster player these days but this SG has served me well.

    I can't seem to get an image to upload though due to the file size being too large!?

    Looks like I'll be selling it soon to fund yet another guitar.
     
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    The Special II was the 2 pickup version, and the Special I was the 1 pickup version, which was only produced until 1985. The Junior was not reissued until 1991 for the first time. Juniors have P-90s.
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ETSG, and good luck finding a buyer.
    That looks like an excellent SG, one you'd miss once
    it was gone.

    I'd keep it and play the hell out of it. SGs and Telecasters
    sound different, so you've got more tonal ground covered when
    you have both.
     
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    Celticalpha New Member

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    You're all awesome thank you for being so welcoming and helpful!

    I honestly don't think the SG covers what I'm after sound wise anymore. Especially in the current band I'm in!

    I've enjoyed playing this for over a year now and reckon it'll be more loved in the hands of someone that's been searching for one!

    I don't like the idea of it becoming 'furniture' and gathering dust on my guitar stand, as it deserves to be played on stage as often as possible.
     

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