1991 Gibson SG Custom

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I need to pick your brain.

A local friend has asked me about buying my SG Custom.

I've seen prices all over the map.........from $2495.00 to $3999.99.

I have a '91 Gibson SG Custom which is a re-issue of a 1967 SG Custom.

From what read, only 100 were made and were pre-historic and pre-custom shop.

It has an ebony fretboard; LP Custom block inlays; gold hardware; wine color; correct case and white batwing pick guard.

The back/control plate is white.........I've only seen black plates.

The guitar is in excellent condition.

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My guitars will be divvied up upon my death.

I always think the prices are way too high on most stuff I see on GC, and NFW high on Reverb.
So it'd be hard to use them as a measuring stick.

If you need the money, get as much as you can.
If you don't NEED the money, don't ever sell a guitar as beautiful and rare as that (IMO, obviously).
 

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In lieu if my flippant answer above, and since no one else has responded, I have been looking around at this.
I tend to value a guitar at replacement cost - how much for a new one, or current used market for similar.
There just isn't anything quite like the guitar shown above available, which adds to it's value, IMO.
Gibson USA custom shops are in the $4k to $6k range.
Similar '87-'91 SG customs on reverb are in a similar range, and they're all baby formula barf color.
Nothing used on GC even compares.
So the value on this could potentially be off the chart if someone out there just has to have it.
I don't know what you paid or when, but if it were mine, no way I'd take a loss on letting it go.
If your friend really wants this, and you need to sell, I wouldn't let it go for under $4-5k.
You just can't buy, or have this made new for less.
 

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I think i would not accept anything less than 3 Grand . That is a very nice guitar , in great shape , and in mint condition and like you said only a hundred made . Myself i would not sell it , but if you do be firm on the price and if you have to keep it so be it versus letting it go for a bargain to a stranger . Triple humbuckers , gold hardware, gold Grovers, also an Ebony Board , and lest we forget all of the real mother of pearl inlays on the headstock and fngerboard and very ornate . That's a very nice Gibson !
 

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It's funny(greedy) that the '91 SG Custom cost $800.00 back in the mid 90's and I acquired a Fender Vintera Strat (Mexico) for $899.00 two weeks ago.:ugh:

Sh$t happens and we pay for it.
 

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There's a good comparison with that Reverb listing @ $3,200+ with shipping.
Looks pretty beat up.
I'd bet GC would rate that one as fair to good condition.
So I'd stay around the $4k range on the value of yours.
For a guitar you got for $800 from your wife, I'd just keep it.
I have a guitar my wife got me for our second aniversary.
Divorced for 3 years, so I've now had the guitar longer than the wife.
 

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There's a good comparison with that Reverb listing @ $3,200+ with shipping.
Looks pretty beat up.
I'd bet GC would rate that one as fair to good condition.
So I'd stay around the $4k range on the value of yours.
For a guitar you got for $800 from your wife, I'd just keep it.
I have a guitar my wife got me for our second aniversary.
Divorced for 3 years, so I've now had the guitar longer than the wife.
Which gives more feedback?
 

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Which gives more feedback?

LOL, not trying to hijack the SG thread, we're still close friends.
But now her opinions are just that.
It was a Fender acoustic, BTW.
 

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I wouldn't sell that unless it was a serious emergency. That is a beautiful guitar
 

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It's so touching, your guitars are so old and in such good condition. You, guys, are great! Congratulations


Thank you.

I think players will say that 20 or more years from now of gear that you buy today.

If you buy that instrument of a lifetime, play it and love it, have honest play wear, you'll have an important and "droolworthy" piece that many will appreciate.

It may be an expensive gem today and something that you'll sacrifice to own...........it'll be looked at as a gift.:agreed:

Hey, that SG Custom was a difficult $800.00 but today, it's a big chunk of change.

Who knows.........that Asian beauty that you buy today may be your retirement tomorrow.:applause:
 

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Well, my "buddy" doesn't remember making me a $3k offer.:rolleyes:

He wants my blue PRS Johnny Hiland.

He wants my offer price on the PRS JH.

He won't get a price or the guitar.

I'm keeping the SG Custom.......unless I get a $ amount over $3.5K.

I'm keeping the PRS blue JH too.
 
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Well, my "buddy" doesn't remember making me a $3k offer.:rolleyes:

He wants my blue PRS Johnny Hiland.

He wants my offer price on the PRS JH.

He won't get a price or the guitar.

I'm keeping the SG Custom.......unless I get a $ amount over $3.5K.

I'm keeping the PRS blue JH too.
Good and stand firm and better to keep it versus giving it away at a cut rate . You never know some day down the road a piece you might think to your self that i am glad i kept it . It really is a beauty for sure and then some !
 

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Thank you.

I agree.

Inflation is our enemy when we buy.

Hopefully, it'll be a friend when I decide to sell.
 

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Hi mate,
I've been looking for one of these that's been looked after well.
Are you still willing to sell it?

Let's discuss price if you are!
 

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I need to be overwhelmed with a local sale.
 

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