This is local, does it look legit?

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It's real, if that's what you mean. Although it would have to be a 1992 at least, since they didn't redesign the SG with the batwing until then.
 

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It does look authentic. Check it out. With that tailpiece being decked, it's good to see they had enough sense to top wrap the strings to avoid crushing the ABR-1.

Check the 1st and 5th digit of serial number to confirm the year.
 
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Thanks I have a serial number decoder loaded on my phone



Now to see how much I can take out at the atm
 

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So the serial number is 919613XX the decoder I found says 1991
 

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It's real, if that's what you mean. Although it would have to be a 1992 at least, since they didn't redesign the SG with the batwing until then.

Im getting july 15, 1991.

I had a 61 reissue that was made the year before they were reissued.

And my 2015 SGS3 is showing up as 2010 on the decoder. I have a production date card in the case of I think October 2014
 

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That looks legit to me too. Regardless if it is a '91 or '92, I think $550 is a great deal for a SG Standard with the case from that time.
 

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If a Gibson serial number has at least 8 digits, then it will be 1977 or newer. In 1977, they implemented the following convention:

YDDDYRRR
YY = production year
DDD = day of the year
RRR = factory ranking

Starting from 2008, they began stamping the year below the Made in USA stamp. On recent models with 9 digits, the first two digits are the year.

Anything older than 1977, it can get complicated.
 

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Im curious as to what the bridge pickup was replaced with.

There arent too many covered aftermarket pickups, and all of them good, but not nescesarrily better than the original.

He said it was replaced already when he got it 2.5 years ago.
 

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The posting states the bridge pickup is "not stock". It could be aftermarket, or it could be an earlier Gibson pickup such as a T-Top transplanted from another guitar.

It's quite possible you may have hit the jackpot with this one.
 

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Totally worth it, jump on it !
I would, if only to flip it.

I dont try to kid myself on flipping, it will end up with a b3 and a checker pickguard soon enough.... Unless I can trade it for a pre-66 Jr...
 

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Looks great to me. 3 piece body, not uncommon now, less so in the 90’s I believe.

Pickup being changed, meh. If you like it great, if not, toss a 57 or whatever your heart desires back into it.

Looks like a solid piece. If it was local for me I would be at a coffee shop looking st it right now
 

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I'm always looking at sg's and lp's for sale and have been for a long time... and that's a steal for a standard. And it looks to be in nice condition as well. Normally I have found realistic asking prices of those in the 700-800 range. If its a legit posting Id jump on that if I were you... that being said, I don't see a phone# in the ad so youll have to go thru email so who knows (cl is full of these bogus ads trying to fish for email addresses...)
 

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Im getting july 15, 1991.

I had a 61 reissue that was made the year before they were reissued.

And my 2015 SGS3 is showing up as 2010 on the decoder. I have a production date card in the case of I think October 2014

Most products are produced in the year leading up to their official debut in order to have sufficient stock ready in stores. So that would have been sold as a 1992 model despite being built in 1991. It may even be one of the earliest Batwing Standards made.

My LP Ultra was made in Oct 2006 despite not going on sale until 2007.
 

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In my area that's not an unusual price. I passed on an SG platinum for $550 and a 90s standard for $500 very recently. There's 4 SGs on my local CL selling for $500-600 right now. I assume that's book value. I'm tempted to scoop one up and sell it on ESG classifieds. I just hate dealing with shipping a guitar.
 
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Looks good. If you like the way it looks and feels then go for it.
The electronics can be changed. :)
 

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