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Old 02-03-2013, 02:10 AM   #1
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To Buy or Not To Buy......Help!!

I'm looking at buy a 1993 Gibson SG Special in Olympic white color for $750. Very nice shape. It has Angus Young signature pickup in the bridge and Burstbucker Pro in the neck. I currently have an Epiphone SG (Korean not China) with Angus Young Pickup installed. Do you think it is worth making the jump to the Special? I heard the early 90's Gibsons are some of the best. Any advice would be awesome. Thanks
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:47 AM   #2
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It's not great deal without an Ebony fretboard or the stock pickups.
If you have a Korean G-400, with same pick ups, there will not be a huge difference.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:27 PM   #3
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I guess I should wait until a stock SG comes around. Anyone know how Angus Young pickups compare to a stock set of 498's?
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #4
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Thats not a deal at all, thats pretty high. You can get SG Specials for $500ish all the time on GC used site.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:27 PM   #5
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I highly doubt it'll sound $750 better than your G-400, especially with the same pickup.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:36 AM   #6
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i am sure its a nice guitar, but i would't pay a dime over $550 for it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:58 AM   #7
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SG special or faded? $600 tops, not a bit more. You can buy a lot of them new at that price.

At $750 on the used market, I expect an SG Standard series.
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Originally Posted by reignofevil666
I guess I should wait until a stock SG comes around. Anyone know how Angus Young pickups compare to a stock set of 498's?

I've never personally played Angus Young pickups, but I don't hold Gibson 498s in very high regard. I believe they're mediocre at best.

There's a reason there are so many profitable pickup companies, and it's because stock pickups often leave a lot of room for improvement
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