Fair Price for Elitist SG?

Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by PixMix, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. PixMix

    PixMix Active Member

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    What say you - keepers of all SG knowledge? What's a good, as in realistic, price for an Epi SG Elitist in very good + condition? There's one currently listed on Reverb for over 1k, a Japanese seller. Similar situation on eBay.

    I have always wanted an Elitist and never in my life owned an Epiphone. I have played a few Epis of various models and series and they all seemed to be super solid instruments. When I heard a few years ago that Elitist line is being discontinued, I was a bit bummed. Last year I missed on a nice LP Elitist, local sale priced at $500. Someone bought it and listed it the next day for $900.

    If I come across one, and I'd love for it to be an SG, I might pull the trigger if it's in a good shape. Any of you has an Elitist? Are they one step above the Chinese ones of the current production?
     
  2. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Epiphone Elitist are good instruments, very close to Gibson
     
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  3. jtees4

    jtees4 Well-Known Member

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    I don't really follow the prices, BUT I would not pay that much for the Elitist when I can get a nice used SG Standard for around $800. They are very good guitars, though.
     
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  4. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    +1 on that...

    A used Gibson SG Standard would be a much better guitar
    and a much better investment.
     
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