When is an SG vintage?

Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by tmb1958, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. tmb1958

    tmb1958 Senior Member

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    Have a 77 walnut SG on the way and not sure where to show it off. Curious what different people consider vintage. My kid thinks my 97 is ancient.

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  2. SoloDallas

    SoloDallas Senior Member

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    Generally, vintage instruments are considered from 1970 downwards
     
  3. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Senior Member

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    Funny - classic cars are cars that are generally 20 years old or more.
    A generation is considered to be 20 years.
    I'd call anything 20 years or more, a vintage instrument.
     
  4. b-squared

    b-squared Banned

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    1990 is vintage?

    :laugh2:

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  5. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Senior Member

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    Almost, yeah.
    :p
     
  6. Sinmastah

    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    Didn't know I was considered vintage already...
     
  7. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Senior Member

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    Cripes, that makes me 2.5 x vintage! :laugh2:

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  8. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Senior Member

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    You guys are worth more!
     
  9. dwagar

    dwagar V.I.P. Member

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    on MLP, you should consider vintage from '69 and older, same as Les Pauls. A '70s SG would be Norlin era, but would probably go into the Other Gibson section here.
     
  10. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Senior Member

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    You guys are correct for the useage of the word.

    "Anything that predates the 1920's is considered an antique. Vintage items date from the 1920's-1980's. A great rule of thumb is 20-90 years old is vintage. Make sure you know the real worth of what you're buying before you spend a fortune on replicas that are 10 years old."

    Interesting note:
    "The correct usage of the word vintage must be used with a year.
    ie.
    my car is vintage 2001...
    my computer is vintage 1999...
    this WWII item is vintage 1943."
     
  11. SKATTERBRANE

    SKATTERBRANE Banned

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    I would say 1961-1963 only.
     
  12. String Beano

    String Beano Senior Member

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    Soon anything made out of actual WOOD will be considered VINTAGE,
    Hey remember when they made guitars out of trees?
     
  13. Cookie-boy

    Cookie-boy Senior Member

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    The most collectable sure, but exclusively vintage? I don't think so.

    But hey! It's a personal opinion thing.
     
  14. circusboy28

    circusboy28 Senior Member

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    Nice SG by the way, walnut Norlin SG's look outstanding in my opinion.
     
  15. marantz1300

    marantz1300 Senior Member

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    I have a71 Les Paul and a 76 SG.So they are not vintage, just old.The Hiwatt is a 73 and is vintage.I was born in 59 ,so I'm vintage,not old.[​IMG]
     
  16. smcgov

    smcgov Senior Member

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  17. circusboy28

    circusboy28 Senior Member

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    It depends on who's telling the story. Opinions are like you know whats...
     
  18. Dr.HIWATT

    Dr.HIWATT Senior Member

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    Vintage is 25+ years old
    Antique is 100+ years old
     
  19. Deftone

    Deftone Senior Member

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    I dunno, but I do know you have some nice guitars there.
     

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