Discussion in 'eBay Deals' started by pinkie, May 25, 2019.
my wife is selling her pristine bone stock SG on ebay. She thinks this color is rare:
What say you?
Not the color so much but the model is fairly rare, they were only made for two years from 1987-1988, and likely in lower numbers than the Standard and SG-62 (which the Elite is based on). That said, there was no strict production limit.
The color is actually called "Metallic Sunset". Yours is in great shape; most have faded to a more orangey shade by now. More info on the Elite here:
This is a rare SG with active electronics, the battery is under the pickguard. This model was made in white too,
You're thinking of the Showcase Edition:
Gibson SG Elite with passive pickups and active electronics,
So what the heck are active electronics?!
Electronics powered by a battery vs. passive electronics.
With active electronics or pickups on a guitar or bass, there is usually a preamp involved, whether it is built-in to the pickup or separate in the control cavity. The preamp is what requires the power source, being the battery. Pots and caps are passive electronic components.
What I meant was, if the pickups are passive and the electronics active, as stated in post #5, then what do the active electronics do in that guitar.
Pardon me for going with what you said, vs. what you meant!
Preamp = active electronics
Boosts the signal
Aha, ok, I get it, thanks.
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