Price Check: SG Special

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I was at a local consignment shop and I found this guy.









It says Gibson SG Pro on the tag (and the truss rod cover says PRO), but it looks more like a 2003 SG Special with an ebony fretboard. To my knowledge the Pro was a totally different model they made back in the 70s, so the seller's description is probably wrong; though the shop said he was adamant about it. Model name aside, it's a really nice playing and sounding guitar. I'm interested in it, but $995.00 seems like a really high price for an SG Special. What do you guys think?
 

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i've never seen/heard of a recent pro model sg - as you say they were 70's things (they had an lp pg on and then a second plaque with the controls mounted on it iirc - and they had p90s).

looks like a gloss special to me, in less than mint condition with non original tuners and with a really badly painted headstock which makes it way overpriced imo even if it does have an ebony fb.
 

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Based on those pics I'd offer $600 and be done with it. :cool:
 

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The pics don't show it well, but it's a satin finish. I don't really know why he's charging so much for it though. It seems like a lot of people around here are trying to sell SGs at over inflated prices. I was interested in a 2010 standard and the guy refused to budge below $1100. I could get a new one at that price.
 

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I owned a 1998 SG gloss Special like that except in brown. I regret selling it, sold it for $600 in 2004.
 

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With a little hunting you should be able to find an used SG standard for that price.

I bought an SG Special at GC in 2008 new for $569+tax when they were having a blowout sale. It came with a gig bag though.
 

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I was at a local consignment shop and I found this guy.









It says Gibson SG Pro on the tag (and the truss rod cover says PRO), but it looks more like a 2003 SG Special with an ebony fretboard. To my knowledge the Pro was a totally different model they made back in the 70s, so the seller's description is probably wrong; though the shop said he was adamant about it. Model name aside, it's a really nice playing and sounding guitar. I'm interested in it, but $995.00 seems like a really high price for an SG Special. What do you guys think?

Definitely just a regular SG Special.

In excellent condition, with a hard shell case, maybe $600.

You could buy a brand new SG Standard for $995.

Musician's Friend has brand new 2016 SG Special T's for 739. They currently have a 17% off sale with coupon code which is $613.37, shipped to your door.

Here is a 2010 SG Special in great shape for $500 with free shipping.

https://reverb.com/item/3503851-gibson-sg-special-2010-heritage-cherry-w-bag-free-shipping

Open box brand new SG Standard @ MF for $959.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/gibson-2016-sg-standard-t-electric-guitar/j26281005001039?condition=used&condition=used#used
 

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the satin specials can be found over here for under 500 euros all day long
 

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Thanks for the responses. I'll see if he takes $600.
 

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IMO, $600 is too high. I'd want to be at/under about $450 on this, considering it's one of the satin models and looks to show some wear. That shop is similarly overpricing the S-100 next to it.
 


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