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Old 10-22-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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Changing guitars

I have a Fender telecaster 72' reissue(2004) and a Fender Standard (1993) both mexican and I'm looking for a Gibson SG Standard however...

Ive seen 2 sg around my area...
this one(Epiphone SG custom shop honeyburst)
http://www.guitar-museum.com/upload...250210658-1.jpg

and this one (Gibson SG special blue mist)
http://cdn.buzznet.com/assets/users...21902791307.jpg

the Epiphone guy asked to trade my teli for his SG and the Gibson guy asked for both of my guitars to trade for his SG...whats your opinion guys?
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:00 PM   #2
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I've never seen an SG-type guitar that looked like that Epi!
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:04 PM   #3
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it looks killer man, reminds me of a guitar I used to have(LTD viper 400)

but the deal is the price man, he is asking for a guitar thats about 150-200 dlls more expensive that his and I'm REALLY looking for a Gibson Sg Standard...I asked for that epiphone because looks like it might get the job done while I get a Gibson...and the Gibson guy is kinda asking too much for his guitar IMO

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:22 PM   #4
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If you want a Gibson, wait until you can get a Gibson. You probably won't be happy, otherwise.

If you want an SG, look for a good SG.

In a trade situation, I wouldn't let a small price differential kill the deal...at least, not before asking if he can sweeten the deal a bit. If not, I'd have to ask what I really thought of the deal overall, because it is the rare trade in which each party feels they got a great deal.

But there are a lot of SG-type guitars out there,from guitar makers all over the world.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:36 PM   #5
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I see I see.

the problem is that people around here dont even offer for my guitars and the ones who do are a fking joke...thats why I know I have not much to choose but the ones that accept guitar-guitar trade...

maybe I should trick the Gibson guy telling him that I will trade my 2 guitars for his and then when I'm checking if it is a fake or real gibson and checking the sound tell him that I'm not feeling the sound and hope he accepts only my teli
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:47 PM   #6
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Well, as I as a Fender/Music Man guy i really don't get that you want to trade your guitar for another. I would suggest getting he Gibson but keep your favorite Fender just in case
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:57 PM   #7
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Well, as I as a Fender/Music Man guy i really don't get that you want to trade your guitar for another. I would suggest getting he Gibson but keep your favorite Fender just in case


I really like the sound of the teli but to be honest I had a epiphone les paul custom few days before selling it and I got in love with the neck thats why I'm looking for a Gibson
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:06 AM   #8
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the simple reality is that the gibson is overpriced. your two guitars together are worth pretty close to $1000 (assuming they are in decent shape), and you can easily get a new SG standard without spending much more than that (actually, you could get a new Gibson SG for under a $1000 if you were willing to go the online route). A used gibson SG standard is worth the tele plus a little cash

be patient and wait for the right SG to come along. waiting isn't the most fun thing to do, but jumping on a bad deal is even worse. getting that epiphone G-400 honey burst isn't going to solve your issues.

also, that exact G-400 honeyburst in the photo is the second one that comes up when you google the model name. it sold for under $300. I'm not saying that the owner is being dishonest, but I always get suspicious when the photo is plucked from google
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:26 AM   #9
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the simple reality is that the gibson is overpriced. your two guitars together are worth pretty close to $1000 (assuming they are in decent shape), and you can easily get a new SG standard without spending much more than that (actually, you could get a new Gibson SG for under a $1000 if you were willing to go the online route). A used gibson SG standard is worth the tele plus a little cash

be patient and wait for the right SG to come along. waiting isn't the most fun thing to do, but jumping on a bad deal is even worse. getting that epiphone G-400 honey burst isn't going to solve your issues.

also, that exact G-400 honeyburst in the photo is the second one that comes up when you google the model name. it sold for under $300. I'm not saying that the owner is being dishonest, but I always get suspicious when the photo is plucked from google


I knew the epiphone guy was pushing too far the price...I think I'm waiting few weeks to see if I get a good deal just like you said or sell them so I can buy a used SG standard at GuitarCenter-online.

THANKS FOR THE HELP GUYS.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:32 AM   #10
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you enlightened me krehzeekid!

I see he told me wrong the model IT IS a Epiphone G-400 Deluxe not a Epiphone custom shop
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google is an amazing tool, isn't it...
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:18 PM   #13
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I got offered 2 gibsons for them
1 guy offered me a SG 61 reissue and another guy offered me a LP custom...guess what? both were fakes
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