- Oct 21, 2009
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WOW! Very nice, congrats.... I'll double your money if you decide you want to pass it on.
Here is another way to look at it.....the retail value of the original parts.
1. Sideways Trem $750
2. 4 Reflector Knobs $250
3. Pickguard $150
4. Poker Chip $150
5. Wiring Harness $350
6. Truss Rod Cover $100
7. Case (in good condition) $400
8. Strap Pins $50
9. Husk $1,250
10. Switch tip $50
11. Nickle ABR-1 $350
So guessing about $3,850 in parts. So yes it was a good deal and you obviously caught the dealer off guard or at the right time.
This guitar will always be a player however. With the missing parts, heel issue etc. is will never be a collectors guitar. So I would be careful how much you put into it. If it were me I would just get it in playing shape with some great aftermarket parts unless you really want to spend the time and money on OEM parts. IMHO it is a waste of time and money. This guitar can be a great player, but also a black hole if you go crazy on trying to get it vintage correct.
Thanks for the reply. Very good info to have on the value of the original parts. This is exactly the kind of info I'm looking for.
I agree with you, this will never have the value of an unmolested original. However, aside from the PAFS themselves which will clearly be VERY expensive, the majority of the other parts can be found for reasonable prices and based on that I would still like to get as many of the parts back to original as possible.
Also, this is a project and not one that I intend to finish over night, so adding one thing here, another thing there over the course of time I think this will be fine and will not break the bank. Tons of people go through GREAT length and at quite a bit of expense to painstakingly change parts on Historic reissue guitars and to have them aged to look exactly like a real burst etc and those will never be the real thing. This on the other hand IS the real thing, it just needs its parts back. When it gets down to the PAFS themselves I gaurantee you I will proceed with EXTREME caution and in the mean time I am really going to do my best to learn as much detail as I possibly can about original PAFS, the suttle differences found in them from year to year etc.
I should be clear though that ther is no heel issue. It was a small crack in the finish but not in the wood. There are absolutely no cracks/breaks/repairs to the wood anywhere on the head/neck or body.
Right on brother and I hope you are right. The previous owner felt there was enough of an issue to yank the PAF's from a stamped serial number '60 LP. Not trying to rain on your parade, however it might be worth your while to have it x ray'd to see if the crack does go through the wood. I have a 100% original 64 SG Standard with the same crack. I have left it alone, just one less story to tell. Good luck with your project and some better pics if you get a chance. You are more than halfway there with already having the side trem. My next thing would be the tuners. You can find them all day on Ebay but wouldn't wait too long before those prices go up again.
Aw hell man, those SG necks are so fragile it's almost impossible for them not to break! The bits where your guitar is glued together are now the strongest parts of the instrument.
I think you'll be thrilled once it's playable.
This is interesting to me (as the one owner of a '61 LP SG Standard) because I hadn't thought the SG came out until the '61 model. Am I wrong?