Help Identifying a Craigslist SG (SG-X?)

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  1. Kabrijj

    Kabrijj Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,
    Came across this little mysterious number on craigslist the other day for $400. The title was "Gibson Double Cut Solid Body 6 String" which makes me think the owner isn't quite sure what model it is... so, I'm asking here :fingersx:

    These are the only pics posted... not much to go off.

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    The description is simply "GIBSON CASH ONLY USA SOFT CASE" Gotta love Craigslist, right?

    My initial thought is it's a Gibson SG-X. The pickguard looks right, and there appears to be a mini-toggle on the body.

    But, call me crazy: I'm pretty sure the original post at $400 had a different picture of the headstock, and I'm pretty sure the TRC said "SG-I". That kind of throws a seed of uncertainty in my SG-X diagnosis.

    I say I'm pretty sure because that ad no longer exists: these pics are from a new ad where the price is $350.

    So, I'm operating under the assumption, for the moment at least, it's an SG-X. That being said, if anyone knows more, please let me know.

    Also: anyone have any experience with an SG-X?

    And what's with the American Flag? I've only ever seen that on one Gibson before... why is it there? When did they do that?

    Finally: should I get it? :D I need another SG like a need a hole in the head... but I am a gear junkie, and I do love SGs... Ha!

    Those Tacoma tuners would have to go, though. Immediately. :facepalm:
     
  2. Kabrijj

    Kabrijj Well-Known Member

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    Interesting read: Gibson SG-X: Everything You Never Wanted To Know!

     
  3. everdying

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    ya SG-X it is...but official name is SG-1.
    the flag was put on as part of the all-american series sometime mid-90s...iirc there were cheaper versions of production models which also included an LP and melody maker...i think.
     
  4. Kabrijj

    Kabrijj Well-Known Member

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    Well, for whatever it's worth...

    Wrote to the guy asking if I could come check it out, and it had sold earlier this morning.

    Probably for the best. I don't need another SG.

    But the thought of a single pickup SG got me excited!

    But I don't need another SG.

    Probably. :naughty:
     
  5. everdying

    everdying Well-Known Member

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    there was a time when ppl were going crazy over the SG-X coral series...with their fancy pastel summer colors.
    back then i liked the SG-X that was in a mahogany brown finish...cept i didnt have enough money :p
     
  6. flatrockmobile

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    SG-I All American came first like the '96 in my avatar. A pick guard was added later and became the SG-X. Pick guard could've been added to an SG-I. Mini toggle was present on both, it cuts one coil for to make it a single coil. Great guitar and my favorite of all I own. I bought mine about 10 years ago for $350 from CL, but I've seen them go for $800-$900 on ebay.
     
  7. jtees4

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    I had an SG1, it was a great rock machine....the pick guard was added and the name changed as far as I know.
     

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