1960 LP/SG at Gruhn's

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  1. geddy402

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    Kevin James V.I.P. Member

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    Great looking SG, but it is NOT a 1960. The heel and the spacing between the switch ring and pick guard are wrong. In addition, the serial number being re-stamped means you can not verify it is the original number. To that effect I personally have a late 63/early 64 special that has a re-satmped number and it also just happens to start with a 0.

    The heel looks correct for 1963 and that is my guess on it.
     
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    Awesome info thanks! How much would a reasonable offer be on it?
     
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    With the re-stamp and over spray on the back of the headstock I wouldn't pay more than $7,000 for it. Based on their current price I doubt very highly they would accept anything that's actually reasonable on it.
     
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    Yes, I think that's the one I played there about a month ago, if so the neck felt quite small, which normally I can not stand but something about it worked for me, it was extremely resonant and impressive unplugged, it felt very light & right. Messing with the sideways trem caused instant tuning issues, of course. But the instrument was IMO very impressive, & had the magic and I'm not generally an SG or small neck guy. It was definitely leagues above any of the other SGs on the first floor, really the only other electric on that level that I liked as much was an absurdly resonant Jr that was one of the best feeling ones I've come across; & there were a couple 50s LP specials with nice necks. I was tempted to plug in the SG & loud it up but I wasn't going to buy it so I refrained from being that guy, as I'm on a GT &/or Conv search.

    Kevin probably knows way more about the dating of it than I, and the overspray / stamping etc all depend on how much that matters vs price etc etc but as an instrument, its :thumb:
     
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    Cool, thanks for the info!
     
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    Dolebludger Premium Member

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    Why would an original serial number be re-stamped?
     
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    Prolly headstock break, and then repair + respray .. my .02c
     
  9. David Mccarroll

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    Bingo!

    or stolen.
     

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