#1
about 3 years ago my dad bought a Gibson SG from america on the net for £700. he didnt like it so i bought it off him for £400. ive hardly ever played it because i dont like it either, and i play my Ibanez and DeArmond more :p however im looking to buy either a Kramer or Jackson so im going to sell my Gibson with the Hard case.

on the back of the guitar theres some light scratches where i think i might have been wearing a belt or something as its scratched it :/

i have pics
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/nightrain1987/IMGP0338.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/nightrain1987/IMGP0355.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/nightrain1987/IMGP0356.jpg

the case is very dusted, i need to clean it up :p
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/nightrain1987/IMGP0364.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/nightrain1987/IMGP0363.jpg

im hoping the scratches dont effect the value of it as theyre on the back
im just wondering how much i could get for this guitar?
#2
theres one of these for sale in gear ads with a little more scratching for £550

careful with this thread, mods wont be happy if it looks like youre selling it outside of gear ads
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#6
the colour shouldn't really affect the price.
the scratches will
and when selling it, include pictures of the headstock as there are some key features of spotting a fake gibson on the headstock

shame it isn't a lefty, id have bought it.
#9
Usually it has something to do with the number of screws in the truss rod cover or something, isn't it? Maybe the font and logo itself...

It looks like a Standard SG, which go for like $1300-$1400 new, I think. Check eBay or any sites like that... maybe even go to a local dealer to see what he/she thinks... be warned, they might try and jip you, though.
#11
My friend has 2 gibsons, and he explained how to tell the difference.

First off, the neck where it joins the body. Most knockoffs cheap out there.

With the head, Gibson uses 2 screws for their truss rod cover, pretty much all knockoffs use 3. The other is the "lady lips" design at the top, only gibson can use them, and was the basis for their lawsuits.
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#13
Another way to spot a fake gibson is if the headstock is not angled backwards but in the same line as the neck.
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#14
Quote by \m/(>_<\m/
im hoping the scratches dont effect the value of it as theyre on the back
im just wondering how much i could get for this guitar?


depends.. I wouldn't pay more than £400 now you've told us how much you paid for it

you'll probably get between 500 & 600 quid if you're lucky

you got a bargain... you should keep it this is one of those times where you'll look back in 10 years from now and kick yourself for selling it.. speak to any old guitarist and every single one of em has a guitar they regret selling...
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#16
Quote by \m/(>_<\m/
btw how do you spot a fake gibson by the headstock?


gibson headstocks slant further back than others
the truss rod cover should have a metal screw visible below the platic truss rod cover which only has two screws in it, a lot of fakes have three
i heard the angle of the gibson logo is consistent on all gibson guitars and not on fakes

or something

theres a video on you tube
#17
Quote by XxGibsonSGxX
Usually it has something to do with the number of screws in the truss rod cover or something, isn't it? Maybe the font and logo itself...

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Quote by Black-Metal
gibson headstocks slant further back than others
the truss rod cover should have a metal screw visible below the platic truss rod cover which only has two screws in it, a lot of fakes have three
i heard the angle of the gibson logo is consistent on all gibson guitars and not on fakes

or something

theres a video on you tube

that has been outdated for awhile now. now all the fake gibson has the exact same screws in the truss rod cover. in fact the headstock logo and the headstock angles looks exactly the same. the only way you can spot a fake gibson nowadays is to test out the pickups with alot of gain. the fake ones tend to get muddy and sound disgusting.
Last edited by kckyle at Nov 14, 2008,