Claims to be a 63' SG... any thoughts??

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  1. EVH-SETH

    EVH-SETH Senior Member

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    Maybe i have something else he'll want. I did offer the tele first.
     
  2. Ducati

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    I think the question to ask yourself is - why would you want to own this?

    Keep looking. Sinking money into a FUBAR guitar for a refret, cleaning up routes, new parts, and whatnot is a well paved road to frustration.

    I know you want a vintage SG, but there ain't much vintage left on it.
     
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  3. 27sauce

    27sauce Senior Member

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    Prices are dropping on clean ones, be patient.
     
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    EVH-SETH Senior Member

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    In case anyone was curious, i passed on it :) thanks for the help.
     
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  5. Kevin James

    Kevin James V.I.P. Member

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    You made a good choice.
     
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    7gtop Premium Member

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    ** great thread fellaz


    :applause:


    Right to the Point.


    :dude:
     
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  7. old mark

    old mark Senior Member

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    There are a LOT of really good used and old SG's around for sale right now, and as someone stated above, the new ones are really good, too. That was an interesting guitar, but really had too many things going on with it...

    mark
     
  8. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    That thing was exciting to you in a way and I can understand it.
    Mirages are exciting to!
    :D


    It would have come to trying it and seeing if "the erection" happens.
    But I agree that trading for a loved guitar was too much. Money can be replaced or even lost. Other money will come.
    A nice well loved Tele? Tough to replace sometimes!

    Karma will reward your patience!
     
  9. Flogger59

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    That guitar could be an SG Melody Maker that was routed, not a Special. The headstock seems mighty narrow, and the pickup routes for sure ain't factory. Melody Makers didn't have the wings on the side of the headstock for the full open book. The binding is throwing me, though. It may have been done with the refret. Is the Gibson logo inlaid? If so it's a Special.
     
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  10. 27sauce

    27sauce Senior Member

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    That guitar was never a MM for many reasons, the biggest giveaway is the control cavity.
     
  11. JFlpplayer

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    Old thread, I know, but the pickguard reminded me of this....

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    Food for thought. I personally know the guitar in the pic - it's the real deal.
     
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  12. OBX351

    OBX351 Senior Member

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    Here's a few pics of 2 '63s - Jr and the Alpine Special that is. The std is a '64 and the other special is a '61 reissue.
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    gitmohair Senior Member

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    To echo 7gtop's comment a way above, great thread chaps, really informative :)
     
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    OUAH ... P90 orgasm ! Interesting thread indeed.

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