WTB: Gibson SG-1 1973

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  1. franckmayday

    franckmayday New Member

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    Hello,
    I'm looking forward to buy a Gibson SG-1 1973, the one with single humbucker.
    Any clue,
    Thank you,
    Regards,
    Franck
     
  2. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

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    Check ebay or reverb. Your response on here isn't going to be too kind because of the fact that this is your first post Franck.
     
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    franckmayday New Member

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    Hi Logan,
    Thank you for your answer.
    Indeed, I'm checking for month these sites but it's hard to find.
    I was hoping maybe getting in touch with someone selling one of it here.
    And yes, it's my 1st post but how can I do another way as I found you few days ago only. My sorry.
    Regards,
    Franck
     
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    Gahr Well-Known Member

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    Welcome and I hope you find what you are looking for!
     
  5. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ETSG!

    My suggestion is to look for an SG based on the sound you need
    for particular music you want to play.

    There are so many great guitars for sale, you can find ALMOST anything.
    Also, IMHO there are many many alternatives to the SG 1 that would be
    much better in terms of sound, playability and value. (oh and LOOKS...)
    SG 1.jpg
    One of the reasons those guitars are scarce is that they were not popular,
    and they didn't sell well, and Gibson stopped making this model due to lack
    of interest and scathing reviews. In addition, many players altered these
    instruments trying to make something good out of them.

    The picture above shows the SG 1 in about the most favorable light possible.
    It does have a certain cool factor, here in 2017. Yes it does. Simple and clean,
    and very retro.

    45 years later, opinions have mellowed about many of the '70s guitars
    that Gibson briefly offered, and soon quietly discontinued. But the SG 1
    remains as one of the least desirable guitars ever made. Prices ought to
    be low. And likely to stay low.

    Having said that, let me wish you well in your quest! Just because I have
    a dim opinion of the SG 1... that doesn't mean you should not get one if
    you can find it, and if you can afford to gamble on a slow horse.

    Personally, I believe that if you are interested in '70s guitars, you can't
    do much better than a 1979 Gibson SG Firebrand. There are some other
    threads about this model on this site, and we see them for sale at reasonable
    prices, and with a walnut body, ebony neck and Velvet Brick pickup at the
    bridge position, these guitars ought to rip. One of these would play rings
    around the clumsy SG 1, and look and feel a lot better too. Available,
    affordable and likely to retain their value... hard to beat. *grins
    1979 Firebrand.jpg
     
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    franckmayday New Member

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    Thank you very much for your post 'Col Mustard'.
    But I'd really like to get a very simple (1mic-2buttons) and 1973-date SG.
    Regards,
    Franck
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    The SG1 was discontinued in 1973. There may have been a few made that year, but
    Gibson re-issued the SG Standard and the SG special in 1973 and phased out their
    unsuccessful SG 1, SG ll and SG lll. So you might be able to find a 1972 SG 1, but
    are less likely to find one made in 1973.

    Good luck in your search. You're in the right place. Some of our members may actually
    own one similar to what you specify. Plus we have lots of visitors who don't join, but
    look for information.

    I recommend the Gibson Melody Maker also. Those have been made in great numbers over
    many years, and with several changes in the body shape. But the design is always a simple
    and practical entry level guitar. You should have a lot of choices if you search for one
    of those.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    You're awfully particular for a new member. Do be aware, that you won't be able to import it into your country due to international regulations.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow? Really?
    Meaning I could never own such a guitar coming from abroad?
    So sad...
    Franck
     
  10. SG standard

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    Just to be clear, the CITES regulations on rosewood apply to trading regions not countries, so if you're in the EU you could import from other EU member states. Also, I've not heard anything about how strictly they're enforced on individual shipments, or how much variation there might be between countries, but obviously it would be a big risk if you tried to import without proper certification.
     
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    I have an original 1973 SG1. If you are interested I can sent pictures. I will have to do some research to establish a value.

    Let me know. Have a great day.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Are we close to the harbor?
     
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    Not sure if I’m doing this right. Would you like to see pictures. If so please provide your email and I will send directly to you.

    Thanks
    Jim
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Has the tide gone out?
     
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    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    If you click on the OPs name, you'll see an info box saying "franckmayday was last seen: Monday at 4:06 PM" - so he hasn't visited the forum since your post on Saturday. He joined the day he started this thread looking for an SG, so he's probably not a regular visitor. As his ideal SG is so specific, he's probably still looking & I'm sure he'll be happy when he sees your post. :)
     
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    Hello Jim,
    Thank you for your post.
    Yes I'd be very happy with pics and price of it.
    I'll try to send you PM with my email.
    Regards,
    Franck
     

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