Gibson SG late 60’s / Early 70’s

Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by Poor Jim, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Poor Jim

    Poor Jim New Member

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    [​IMG] Hi,

    I’ve been looking for a 60’s SG for a while now and saw a late 60’s/early 70’s SG for sale a local guitar store. The feel, tone and playability was GREAT!! The store asked 1650€ for it (aroind 1900 $). It’s not all original and the reset neck is a big consider for me - but damn that guitar sounded and felt so great I’ve been constantly thinking about it :)

    What do you guys think about this? Is the neck going to cause me troubles in the future? How about the price?


    Thankful for some new insights and input!
     
  2. Poor Jim

    Poor Jim New Member

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    Here is more detailded pic of the neck:


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    Also more detailed soecs below:



    Old Wood, neck reset, ALL new parts and refinished.


    Color: Satin Cherry

    Body: Mahogany

    Neck: Mahogany (Set Neck)

    Fingerboard: Rosewood

    Neck Shape: Slim U-Shape

    Nut: 40mm

    Scale Length: 24.75"

    Radius: 12"

    Frets: Wide Medium (2.5mm wide & 0.8mm high)

    Hardware: Nickel

    Tuners: Kluson Repro

    Bridge: Gibson ABR-1

    Taipiece: Maestro Vibrola Repro

    Pickups: Gibson 498T & 490R

    Controls: 3-way switch & 2xVol, 2xTone

    Weight: 3.05kg

    Backplate missing
     
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    bwotw Well-Known Member

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    Any issues with the reset should only apply to playability, action... since you played it and like it, I wouldn't sweat it.

    What I don't know about is the price; with a matte refinish, a neck reset and no original parts... 1.650€ might be a bit steep? I'm not sure...
     
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    bwotw Well-Known Member

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    How's the angle on the Vibrola, by the way? It should have some break angle past the bridge. Did it stay in tune using it?

    (try to snap a pic like this)
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    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    Difficult on the price, and I'm certainly no expert on vintage - a quick look at one dealer brought up a lot of much more expensive Standards - but in much, much more original condition. They also had this '70 Special listed for £1,995 (out of stock). Mostly original and no breaks or repairs.

    As you get into refinishes, repairs, and replaced repro parts, you have to accept that you might lose value, as it's these less desirable 'collectables' that will lose out first if/when the market drops. If you really just want a player, then it might be better to pick a good example that's much more recent - €1650 will get you a lot of SG if it's not 'vintage'.
     
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    Susihukkanen Well-Known Member

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    If that guitar is what I think it is, I would only pay something comparable to SG Faded Specials. I believe that guitar has been in sale for years.. Please post a photo about headstock..
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it got refinished as an SG Standard Faded.
     
  8. Poor Jim

    Poor Jim New Member

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    Thanks guys for your input! I’ve decided to keep searching for my SG :) Have you any experience on the new SG JR (2018 model). Worth to give it a shot?
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Juniors are awesome. I like the simplicity of a single pickup guitar. I have an older one from 1970.
     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    I mean, I'd take that over a '72 Deluxe any day, and people are paying that much and more for those lately.
     
  11. Wildeman

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    I would buy a new guitar over that one, or keep saving for a clean, more original vintage one.
     
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    bwotw Well-Known Member

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    Oh god, that headstock!!! :wow: I'd stay very clear of that.

    On the other hand, the Maestro angle looks very good indeed ;)
     
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