Value of this special sg special 1971

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  1. BadBeat78

    BadBeat78 Senior Member

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    Hey ya all
    I just received a Gibson SG Special 71.
    It has the late 60s specs. You all know what it Looks like.
    Every Thing is original.
    So before i bought it i asked the seller about any reparations or crackes.
    He said everything is fine.
    So I bought it for 1299 Euros (1376 Dollars) which is a steal here in Germany.
    After i got the SG i noticed she has the typical break along the first two frets along the fretboard.
    Not repaired.
    And it has a very solid and good Reparation of a break at the Input jack.
    I told the seller those Things and he said he didnt know about it and that he will send me 100 Euros refund so the guitar is 1199 Euro (1270 Dollars).
    So my question is, what is the actually value of this guitar with these issues?
    Is it worth it?
    How much would it cost to repair the break along the fretboard?
    I think ist an easy one.
    Thx for quick replies cause he wants my answer today whether ill give it back or take the 100 Euros.:)
     

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    BadBeat78 Senior Member

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    No One?
    Or is my english too bad? ��
     
  3. ARandall

    ARandall Senior Member

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    With a non-repaired break you would want more back from him. Essentially the guitar with the repair would be about 60% of the typical price for an unbroken one. Yours should be less than that due to the fact you now have to spend money on making the guitar playable.
     
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    marantz1300 Senior Member

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    I'd take it back.
    No way could he miss that break.
     
  5. kakerlak

    kakerlak Senior Member

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    I think you could get that repaired for under 100 Euros. As to value, I think there's more than a 100 Euro difference b/w value of that guitar repaired and what'd it'd be worth having never been broken. But, I'm stateside and have no idea what the vintage market is like over there, so, even if the discount isn't in line with the actual value difference b/w broken and not, it's possible that the actual price of the guitar is still reasonable, as I know you said it was cheap.
     

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