Need help identifying this 1972 SG

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  1. trapdoorspider

    trapdoorspider Member

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    I've had this nice SG for several years and I'm thinking about selling it. It's a 1972 SG Special (I guess) with black mini-humbuckers and a nice natural finish. The neck binding is somewhat unusual for a Special. All original. Is this model particularly valuable? I have no idea what to ask for it. Many thanks.
     
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    Oops, images didn't load. SG72-main.jpg SG72-allincase.jpg SG72-head.jpg SG72-headback.jpg
     
  3. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    She's pretty sharp looking, I would check sold listings on reverb.

    with the case I would imagine at least $1200 to who knows what, some of the 70's sgs are not selling at $2,300+
     
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    I've checked the "sold" listings on eBay and Reverb, but haven't found one quite like this. One model may have the mini-humbucker, but no binding. Another has the binding, but different pickups. I've never seen any with this finish. The pot codes DO date this to 1972, though Guitar Dater project just says 1970-1973.
     
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    Thanks so much. Wow, the prices are all over the place, based on condition. This is helpful.
     
  7. sekoya

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    That thing I'm sure sounds awesome ! I've read that those Harmonica bridge are high
    quality and were made in Germany back then .
     
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    German quality indeed, these won't collapse, very sturdy.
     
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    Very clean Norlin SG
     
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    koaguilds Well-Known Member

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    And to imagine some nerds actually replace the superior Schaller bridge for an archaic abr1 on these Norlins :facepalm:
     
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    Yes, they were, I had one and thought maybe it was an after-market until Gibson confirmed where they got them.
     
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    IDK Bro, I'd be hard pressed to sell that one....a binding on a special ? Black Min-Hummers from 1972?...looks to be in great shape too.....

    I'd keep it and let some one try to pry it out of my cold-dead-grey hands.
     
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    Great condition on that one.. !! fantastic.. worth and what people are willing to pay in this market is anyones guess.. things are inflated on price for sure.. but given your guitars condition I would guess that a collect may pay extra for the condition and a bit of rare nature with the binding.. I love the 1 9/16 nut width and neck profile on my 76 standard.. really feels good in the hand as it does get beefier up the neck.. a little cramped at the nut for sure.. but cowboy chords are quite easy there.
     
  15. CERI J EDWARDS

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    Here is your Guitar

    solidguitar.fandom.com/wiki/SG_Special#1972-1977

    Not that rare but there are some 1976 -79 walnut specials and Firebrand types where vendor asking £2500.
    I would say between £1800 and £2200 is fair.
     
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    No one commented on the 5 piece headstock and 3 piece neck.
     
  17. PermissionToLand

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    Because that's how they were all made through the 1970s.
     
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