Black/Dark-green 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG Standard

Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by Uncle Butch, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Britbender

    Britbender Senior Member

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    Dec 24, 2010
    That sounds really low for such a rare beast, one of the coolest guitars iv'e seen for quite a while :)
    Thank you for posting !!
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  2. Dolebludger

    Dolebludger Premium Member

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    Feb 11, 2009
    I haven't sen a pic on this thread that fully shows the headstock damage, so I can't comment on how much that diminishes value. The missing trem cover will diminish value. BUT, as others on other threads here have mentioned this color on 61 SG Standards when they were new, I now tend to think this guitar has the original (and very rare) finish which would crank up the value over an "ordinary" cherry red example. So the appraisal may be low indeed, as "very good" cherry red models are going in the $15,000 range.

    There is a device used by auto body shop techs to determine if a car (or part of it) has been repainted by measuring the finish depth. If this guitar were mine. I would try to get this test done on it, compared to an original finish cherry red model. If the finish depths were the same (or nearly so) I'd say yours is original.
  3. Kevin James

    Kevin James V.I.P. Member

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    Aug 23, 2010
    Uncle Butch... could you please post a picture of the back of the guitar where the neck meets the body (neck heel)? I'm very interested to see if this guitar has a very specific neck heel shape that only the very earliest SG's had.

    Please also post a picture of the headstock damage you refer to.

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