Kyleisthename
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#1
Hello,

I'm about to purchase a 1968 Gibson SG from someone.
I've only got one picture so far but what should I look out for?

I know about checking the electronics to see if they are original joints and what not.

But what else should I make sure are inorder on such a old guitar?
I can't find to much info on what the original knobs should look like.

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#2
maybe general wear on the metal bits, notably the pickups and machine heads.

edit: in that picture does the guitar have P90's?
i just googled some pics using the search term "1968 gibson SG P90" and there's literally 2 or 3 with P90's but they have trem's...
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randywolf244
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#3
look for more pictures of it so i can drool over the d*** thing
Kyleisthename
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#4
The guy sold it for $250.....

I offered $500

So nevermind
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#5
$250?

It's not an actual 68, not for that price. What was the actual advert?
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That makes no sense. That should be worth in the thousands... Am I missing something here?
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Either that wasn't a real 68 or whoever sold it is a blazing idiot
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Quote by randywolf244
Either that wasn't a real 68 or whoever sold it is a blazing idiot


Or a scam artist.

Some poor bastard probably picked it up thinking he could turn it for a profit down the road.
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Quote by Charvel1995
Or a scam artist.

Some poor bastard probably picked it up thinking he could turn it for a profit down the road.

Either that wasn't a real 68
pay attention lol
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Quote by randywolf244
Either that wasn't a real 68
pay attention lol


Whoops. Misread.

Still, some dude probably got it thinking he could flip it for a profit.


Or. He was just as dumb as the seller.
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im gonna lean towards fake. if hes smart enough to post an ad to craigslist he's smart enough to google the value of it
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Quote by randywolf244
im gonna lean towards fake. if hes smart enough to post an ad to craigslist he's smart enough to google the value of it


Probably.

Sucks that the TS couldn't even try it out and see if it was real though.
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It's alright, I wouldn't doubt it if it was real.

The craigslist here is crazy.


I missed out on a $750 Mesa Duel Rec Roadster a week ago.

I've made some pretty hefty profits off of it.
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What's the crime rate like there?
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What's the crime rate like there?

I have no idea but the city I live in is, statistically, the second drunkest in the nation.
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#17
Yea, people are putting 50 year old guitars online for $300. Someone's ****ing drunk!
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Quote by Kyleisthename
It's alright, I wouldn't doubt it if it was real.

The craigslist here is crazy.


I missed out on a $750 Mesa Duel Rec Roadster a week ago.

I've made some pretty hefty profits off of it.


Well I know where I'm moving when I turn 20...
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