Newcomer to SGs here, trying to identify an SG model.

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by NickK98, Dec 4, 2019 at 5:13 PM.

  1. NickK98

    NickK98 New Member

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    Hey everyone! On the hunt for a 2nd guitar (I think I've reached a point in my playing where I can get a decent guitar and not feel bad about it :) ), and I found an ebay listing of a Gibson SG with a pretty cheap starting point for bidding. Thought I'd give it a look, but I can't recognize where and when it's from. It's a white/cream body with gold hardware, tulip-style tuners and black plastics (pickguard and that little almost triangle plastic above the neck humbucker). The thing that I find most confusing is the fretboard. It has the usual SG inlays but it doesn't seem to have neck binding on the sides, a combination I've personally never seen before on an SG (might be totally wrong though). Also, the tone/volume pots seem to have at some point been replaced with Strat knobs. Searched everywhere but can't find that model, I've come pretty close but not quite. The listing doesn't have a shot of the product ID number so I can't check that and I don't wanna bother the person selling If I'm not serious about bidding. I'd love if anyone here can identify this one and thanks in advance!

    Cheers, Nick.

    Here are a couple of pics for reference:

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  2. skelt101

    skelt101 Active Member

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    To me it looks like an Epiphone with a Gibson logo. The Tone-Lok bridge, pickguard, lack of binding on the neck, obstructed view of the headstock shape and 3-screw truss rod cover are very suspicious...
     
  3. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    One glance at this guitar right away I can tell it is not a Gibson.

    It's a copy of a Gibson SG 60's Tribute with 22 frets instead of 24.
    Those have small guard, black nut, unbound neck with trapezoids.

    Problems with this one are...

    Silkscreen crown inlay at incorrect location on headstock and the size proportions are incorrect. Three screws on truss rod cover plate. Bridge. Tuners. Control layout spacing. Tips of horns are too rounded. Upper fret trapezoid inlay side angles incorrect.
     
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    TattooedCarrot Well-Known Member

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    Chibson counterfeit.
     
  5. DrBGood

    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    TattooedCarrot Well-Known Member

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    Whatever it is, it's not a Gibson.
     
  7. PixMix

    PixMix Well-Known Member

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    All of the above, plus slotted /metric bridge posts make it an import (not US made).

    The crown looks like a waterside decal, you can see the edges of it on a large screen. "Gibson" - font is too broad / thick stroke.
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    FAKE or Epiclone with a Gison logo
     
  9. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ETSG!

    Run, don't walk away from deals like this.

    The guitar is bullshit, as is the seller. The seller should be reported
    for offering this swindle.

    The instrument is worth less than zero. If you bought it, it would be something
    you'd be always ashamed to own, and would always need to make excuses for.
    And you couldn't sell it without becoming a criminal yourself. This guitar is a lie,
    and the music you'd play on it would be a lie also.

    You should by all means get yourself a decent guitar. You can find excellent used
    Gibson Faded SG specials in the $400 to $550 range, and you can find excellent
    used SG Standards in the $800 to $1000 range, and you can get real Epiphone SGs
    used in the $200 to $300 dollar range. Any of these would be no more and no
    less than they seem. And they would be something you'd be proud to own, and
    they would inspire your playing to reach new levels.

    I have nothing but contempt for swindlers who try to sell fake Gibsons
    to the ignorant and the innocent. Git a rope...
    git a rope.jpg
     
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    pancake81 Well-Known Member

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    This guitar is a fraud. Walk away and report it.

    seriously, never open the link again. It takes you to a fraudulent site designed to rip an unsuspecting buyers; like you were before you posted this thread.
     
  11. pedecamp

    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a Chinese knock off, not even a good knock off, too many red flags to list. Move on.

    Play it safe and buy something used from a music store. :yesway:
     

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