Brand new SG owner (2011 special) & first-time poster here. I need a case. Assuming I may sell the guitar one day, should I get a Gibson-branded case or doesn't it matter to most people?
Welcome to ETSG!
One of our rules to remember is:
IF YOU NEED MONEY, DON'T SELL YOUR SG!
SELL SOMETHING ELSE.
We see so many posts here about how guys sold their SG and regretted it later.
Don't do that. So don't obsess about whether a guitar case will add any value to
a guitar you'd like to sell. It will not. Another ETSG proverb to remember is this:
YOU CAN PUT A $2000 STEREO IN A $500 CAR
AND IT'S STILL A $500 CAR...
Guitars are not good investments. In the future, music will be made on instruments that have
not been invented yet. If you buy a brand new SG Standard, it's worth a lot less as soon as
you take it home. There's no guarantee that guitars will be cool in twenty years. So value them
according to the music you can make on them.
Buy a guitar case that protects your instrument. That will be a compromise between cost and
effectiveness. Your call. Musicians Friend sells a whole variety, most of them are good.
One more ETSG guideline for you: *Grins
PICTURES, OR IT