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  1. slk230red

    slk230red Member

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    I joined this forum and find it very interesting, lots of good stuff here! I bought my first SG new (a '65) in 1966, and sold it in '68. Here is my '73 SG Special that I purchased from the original owner in 1999. He got it for his 13th birthday in 1973. It's a nice addition to my collection. It's original except for the Grover's he had installed.

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  2. Lhvr

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    Great guitar! 1973 SGs rule! And of course, welcome here!
     
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    Very cool!!! And welcome!! That 73 is gorgeous
     
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    Very nice!
    A true '73 too..most of the time they somehow become '72's, but that multi ply binding, the dots from first fret are '73 features 100%.
    Sweet Special, welcome aboard!
     
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    Lovely 73, welcome!
    ;>)/
     
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    Thats a beauty.Welcome
     
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    I love it! Are those mini humbuckers?
     
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    Welcome to the forum! That's an awesome guitar.
     
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    Rain Well-Known Member

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    That's a beauty. Pick ups look quite unique.
    I'd love an SG w/ a Bigsby.
     
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    Welcome....say do you know---which way did they go?
     
  12. slk230red

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    Thanks for the compliments everyone. Yes, they are mini's.
    The SG is hanging right next to my '75 Country Gentleman.
     
  13. Huntroll

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    That thing looks MINT ! ! !
    It's got to be worth thousands !
    Please, what ever you do, do not modify it, keep it stock !
    That guitar is a valuable piece of Gibson history.
     
  14. slk230red

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    Thanks! Not sure about it being worth thousands, but I hope it's worth at least $1K.

    I played golf with a guy for about 8 years, then one day I mentioned that I played guitar and drums. He said he had a Gibson guitar that his parents gave him for Christmas in 1973 when he was 13. I asked which model and he didn't know, but he said he doesn't play it anymore and would I want to buy it. I told him to bring it to the club next Saturday and take a look at it. When he opened the case I was quite surprised....I said sure, I'll buy it. I had my check book with me in the car and the deal was done.
     
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    WOW:wow:I love seeing these older SG's that have been cherished and well taken care of. Nothing like mojo wear but seeing one these this nice is really great.
    Thanks for posting it and Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    welcome to ETSG... great story, thanks for posting.
    That guitar is a collector's dream, a true 'under the bed special'
    which had not suffered MUCH of the mod fever that seemed to get
    to us all from the seventies onward and upward.

    So I second the emotion: honor that 40 year old guitar like the warhorse that
    it is, and keep it stock. So many guitars have been modded beyond all recognition
    by people who thought it was cool, or who were just having fun making their
    instrument unique. What that means is that a guitar like yours which is nearly
    stock... that is what's unique. I recommend you keep it that way, its value
    can only go up.
     
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    Thanks! Not sure about it being worth thousands, but I hope it's worth at least $1K.

    I played golf with a guy for about 8 years, then one day I mentioned that I played guitar and drums. He said he had a Gibson guitar that his parents gave him for Christmas in 1973 when he was 13. I asked which model and he didn't know, but he said he doesn't play it anymore and would I want to buy it. I told him to bring it to the club next Saturday and take a look at it. When he opened the case I was quite surprised....I said sure, I'll buy it. I had my check book with me in the car and the deal was done.


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    I beg to differ.

    Please check the units value in the chart contained in this link:

    http://vintage-guitars.blogspot.com/2006/01/gibson-sg-les-paul-standard.html

    You're welcome.

    Huntroll
     
  18. slk230red

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    Thanks, I would never modify anything on this '73 SG Special. Since the guy that bought it new was a beginner and never really played, the frets are like new. My go to guitars are 2 Washburns....I bend the hell out of those strings!
    Also, I'm not a modifier.....here's my '75 Gretsch Chet Adkins Country Gentleman, all original.
    Heck, even my '71 Corvette LS5 Convertible I've owned for 40 years is all original with 55,000 miles.

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