New Gibson USA Limited Edition Kirk Douglas Signature SG Custom

PermissionToLand

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2013
Messages
2,645
Reaction score
2,226
I had one in the basket & went back to give a second look before paying & I'm glad I did.
That knob is a problem for me. It's situated right in the strum. I can forsee my hand whacking the **** out it while playing.
It's a great looking SG but that swell knob is an issue.

If you really love the guitar, you could just buy a replacement pickguard from Chandler (I recommend them) and leave the extra knob hidden under it, maybe taped in place so it doesn't rattle.
 

Bob Womack

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 27, 2017
Messages
228
Reaction score
338
Location
Virginia, USA
Nah. Keep thinking of this one.
Kirk-Douglas-Dead-at-103-Mitzi-Gaynor-and-More-Stars.jpg


Bob
 

Go Nigel Go

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2020
Messages
681
Reaction score
572
Bob, that is exactly where my mind keeps going every time this thread pops up! :lol:
 

semka

Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2018
Messages
60
Reaction score
30
Meanwhile, both colors of this have been discontinued by Gibson already. I was asked to help buying one for my friend and these are nowhere to be found while the used ones on Reverb command $3K+ prices. It seems that they followed in steps of the 2013 edition when they had only 400 pieces available worldwide. Congrats to those who were able to grab one (or two :)).
 

PermissionToLand

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2013
Messages
2,645
Reaction score
2,226
Meanwhile, both colors of this have been discontinued by Gibson already. I was asked to help buying one for my friend and these are nowhere to be found while the used ones on Reverb command $3K+ prices. It seems that they followed in steps of the 2013 edition when they had only 400 pieces available worldwide. Congrats to those who were able to grab one (or two :)).

Really? Wow, looks like you're right. The 2013 run was not actually limited to any specific number, it was just a short production run, and I suspect cut short because it was accidentally priced too low. That original run made no sense within Gibson's pricing structure. Having a '61 Reissue body and Custom style appointments, but coming in at only $100 more than the SG Standard, it seems like the price could only be explained as a mistake by Gibson.

So, the aftermarket appreciation in value made sense for the 2013 run, but I would not pay an inflated price for the 2021 unless you can't live without it. I suspect prices will come down as they struggle to get $3,000 for what is basically a gussied up Standard '61.
 
Last edited:

Greg Connor

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 5, 2012
Messages
354
Reaction score
297
Location
Minnesota
I’m not much for black, but that one takes my breath away. Both guitars are absolutely stunning!

I have the original Kirk Douglas released a few years ago. That one is still my favorite but I could see the green ending up at my house too.

I think they might be sold out.
 

semka

Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2018
Messages
60
Reaction score
30
That original KD is sweet except for its fragile togpot. Be careful with that one, Gibson has stopped making spares.
 


Latest posts

Top