Deal fell through

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Colnago, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Colnago

    Colnago Member

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    I almost got a 2017 SG Standard but the deal fell through. I now have the opportunity to buy a 2006 SG '61 reissue in Sapphire Blue. It is mint. What do you guys think? It's more money that the standard I was after. Is this a good year? What should I look for?
    I'm lost as I researched the 2017 to death and there isn't as much info out there on this 2006.
     
  2. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Sorry you didn’t get your SG

    Are you talking about that 2006 sapphire
    blue SG on Ebay?
     
  3. GrumpyOldDBA

    GrumpyOldDBA Well-Known Member

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    Ummm theres a lot of 2017 sg standards out there both new but unsold and slightly used. Its an awesome guitar ...
     
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  4. Daniel.S

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    That one on eBay looks pretty good.
    I bought my dream 61 reissue earlier this year and its fantastic.
    You can’t go wrong, unless you don’t like the colour.
     
  5. Colnago

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    I like the colour, I think. It's a private sale, not on eBay.
     
  6. Daniel.S

    Daniel.S Well-Known Member

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    Oh ok. Well you got to be sure man.
     
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    bwotw Well-Known Member

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    Too bad!!! There was no comparison, I'd have gone with the 2006 too...
     
  8. Bad Penguin

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    Play it, then decide.

    That question, "Is this a good year" is laughable to me. Every single year has it's gems and it's turds. The 70's were considered the "dark ages' for Gibson, yet some of the best guitars came from that era. Just play it, then decide if it's from a "good year".
     
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  9. Colnago

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    The 2006 '61 reissue in Safire blue was really nice, not really sure why I didn't buy it. I guess I just had a hard time parting with that much cash for a used guitar. Now I'm looking at a new Standard online...
     
  10. 67King

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    How much was he asking?
     
  11. Colnago

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    $1600uSD.
     
  12. Colnago

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    So, I've got a 2017 SG Standard Pelham Blue on the way. Brand new, got a good price on it. Hopefully it arrives issue free, I'm optimistic. So excited, paid for overnight shipping so it'll be here tomorrow.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck, Colnago. Pelham is awesome
     
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    Photos when she comes!!
     
  15. GrumpyOldDBA

    GrumpyOldDBA Well-Known Member

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    Pictures or it didn’t happen!

    Or else actually we will post more pics of our own guitars ha ha!
     
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  16. Colnago

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    Fedex tracking says tomorrow delivery. I've gotta figure out how to post pictures, it sucks being old. Lol!
     
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  17. cyguitar

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    Congratulations on the new SG. I am actually looking for a sapphire blue SG. You're right, that person is asking too much for it.
     
  18. Colnago

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    image.jpeg This thing is amazing! Top quality all around, no issues.
    I swapped out the truss rod cover and switch tip as well as put a poker chip on. New knobs, pointers will be here on Thursday.
    She's a beast, that's for sure. image.jpeg
    Changes colour like a chameleon!
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  19. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Happy NGD! :smile:
     
  20. Daniel.S

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    Very cool! Enjoy!
     

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