#1
I'm going to see a lady tomorrow about an SG standard, ebony. Does $600 seems like a good deal, seeing as they retail for almost twice that? I'm gonna check it out, play with it a bit, make sure I like it, but that's not that big an issue, seeing as I like SGs.
#2
yeah, but u should compare that one with a new SG at retail, see if there's a big difference.
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#3
depends, is it a gibson or an epiphone, or a copy?
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#5
Quote by Cutlass_253
Ad says its a Gibson, almost new, bought a year ago, played infrequently.

If the ad is right, go for it, but if it's almost new, and almost never played, y sell it at half price?
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#6
well, from what I can gather (which was from the ad and over the phone) it was like a college student who bought it and didn't have time to play it, and now needs the cash. I was a little suspicious, but I set up a time tomorrow, and supposedly she has the sales receipt and everything ("owners papers containing the guitars serial number"). I'm gonna check it out, hopefully its the real deal. Its a face to face purchase, as its just a local sale. She lives in one town and was selling it over craigslist and I live in the next town over. I would be more suspicious if it was an internet only thing, but If I can inspect the guitar I would hope this increases the chances of it being legit.

And supposedly its almost never played cuz she was a beginner. Again, I wondered why a beginner would buy a new SG, but then again if you have money, then you tend to overspend anyway.
#7
O, you might have a good deal, thats how my dad got all of his instruments in college, from people that needed money.
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#8
Hopefully. If not, Its not like I need another guitar...

Is this was GAS feels like...God...its so easy to fall into.
#9
GAS is a terrible thing. I regret picking up guitar sometimes because of it.

Well, my wallet does.
GAS list-o-rama
Orange Tiny Terror Head ($549)
Epiphone VJ Cab ($129)
Seymour Duncan SHPG1/SH-11 set ($95 + $79)
Gaskell Classic (~$680)
Black Gibson SG Standard ($1499)
#10
Make sure it says Gibson on the headstock and not on the trussrod cover.

Seriously I'd go for it if it's the real thing.
#11
Yea, I've been going crazy studying different counterfeit techniques to make sure I don't get ripped off. Its kinda scary. I'm trying to memorize how the open book scroll on the headstock looks, and I know that its made with three separate pieces of wood.

I just don't wanna get screwed.
#12
Lots of phony gibsons have three screws in the truss rod cover and the headstock's not tilted back as much.
#13
It might be a faded Gibson SG I see those on Craigslist for $600.00 to $700.00 quite a bit. Just a thought!
If you start a reply with: I have never played one but I have heard good things about it! Your opinion is invalid.
#14
Quote by boxcarmonument
It might be a faded Gibson SG I see those on Craigslist for $600.00 to $700.00 quite a bit. Just a thought!


Yea, but the ad says standard, and the pics have the trapezoid inlays and covered pickups. Obviously I'm gonna make sure it has the trim and the gloss when I see it in person.
#15
Quote by Cutlass_253
Yea, but the ad says standard, and the pics have the trapezoid inlays and covered pickups. Obviously I'm gonna make sure it has the trim and the gloss when I see it in person.


Did the pic show the trussrod cover? How many screws? May save you a trip there.
#17
I decided to take it. As far as I could tell its real, 100%, and though its not in "mint" condition, you can tell its hasn't seen a lot of action at all. I have pics, I'll upload them onto my profile later tonight. The only thing i couldn't take a pic of was the serial number, because of the black it didn't come out in any of the pics.
#18
Congrats on the awesome deal.
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