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A very cool 64 SG has come up for sale in the UK

S. Weiger

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  • Case/Box: Case
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Serial: 246422
  • Weight: 7LB
  • Notes: Includes original hard case

Well that should be enough info to add to chart & pull the trigger... :alien: :devilish::geek:
My guess is: Refin or clear overspray (too shiny finish), repaired headstock (black paint on back of headstock) & price too good to be original w/o issues..
 

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  • Case/Box: Case
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Serial: 246422
  • Weight: 7LB
  • Notes: Includes original hard case

Well that should be enough info to add to chart & pull the trigger... :alien: :devilish::geek:
My guess is: Refin or clear overspray (too shiny finish), repaired headstock (black paint on back of headstock) & price too good to be original w/o issues..
I did think the back for the headstock was quite extreme for discolouration.. I’m sure they’d disclose any respray or breaks .. I’ve dealt with this store before (guitar sale and other stuff) and they’re pretty fair and reliable.
 

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Neck/heel stress repair.
Two rewound pickups.
Refret (a good thing).
Solid provenance - owned and played by a pro!
£8,999 = $14,200

Nope.
Not for me.
Alas.
 

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I did think the back for the headstock was quite extreme for discolouration.. I’m sure they’d disclose any respray or breaks .. I’ve dealt with this store before (guitar sale and other stuff) and they’re pretty fair and reliable.
Link to the store’s online listing of the instrument: 1964 SG.
The back of the headstock looks fine.
 

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Neck/heel stress repair.
Two rewound pickups.
Refret (a good thing).
Solid provenance - owned and played by a pro!
£8,999 = $14,200

Nope.
Not for me.
Alas.
Not really knowing vintage prices, is that a good price? (For a beater)
 

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In my opinion (get ready) all the asking prices on Reverb.comin for 1960/1-1964/5 Gibson SGs with humbuckers, customs included, would make reasonable sales prices if they were cut in half.

There is NO WAY a classic era SG is a $30k - $25k guitar. Not even if it’s “near mint”. The asking prices seem appropriate for custom color SGs!

Gibson produced approximately 1500 SG standards every year from 1961-1965. That’s about 7500 SGs. They’re not rare. I could go on…
 

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Link to the store’s online listing of the instrument: 1964 SG.
The back of the headstock looks fine.
Those pics were not there yesterday? Anyway I based my assumption of a repaired headstock on the poor video, where it honestly looked like black paint over the back of headstock.

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Neck/heel stress repair.
Two rewound pickups.

Did you get that info from the seller? 'cause it's not stated in the poor description.
 

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Those pics were not there yesterday? Anyway I based my assumption of a repaired headstock on the poor video, where it honestly looked like black paint over the back of headstock.

Re.
Neck/heel stress repair.
Two rewound pickups.

Did you get that info from the seller? 'cause it's not stated in the poor description.
The heel repair and rewound pickups are mentioned in the video.
 

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If that cool looking well worn case should be the original
case of that guitar I start wondering.
 

blewsbreaker

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In my opinion (get ready) all the asking prices on Reverb.comin for 1960/1-1964/5 Gibson SGs with humbuckers, customs included, would make reasonable sales prices if they were cut in half.

There is NO WAY a classic era SG is a $30k - $25k guitar. Not even if it’s “near mint”. The asking prices seem appropriate for custom color SGs!

Gibson produced approximately 1500 SG standards every year from 1961-1965. That’s about 7500 SGs. They’re not rare. I could go on…
Sold my mint 62' SG with a sideways /pafs to one of the top dealers in the US for 30k a year ago.... Just sayin'... I agree that the examples on Reverb now are overpriced for what they are.
This is the best one available now but I think a good selling price for this is around 20k IMO.
 

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Sold my mint 62' SG with a sideways /pafs to one of the top dealers in the US for 30k a year ago.... Just sayin'... I agree that the examples on Reverb now are overpriced for what they are.
This is the best one available now but I think a good selling price for this is around 20k IMO.
Indeed, mint is mint -- which can also be read as mint = $$!
But for anything less than mint, the price drops off considerably.

And wow, that '65 SG is just about as mint as mint can be! It's like no one ever played it!
(I think $20k is a very fair, if not good, price for it.)
 

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Indeed, mint is mint -- which can also be read as mint = $$!
But for anything less than mint, the price drops off considerably.

And wow, that '65 SG is just about as mint as mint can be! It's like no one ever played it!
(I think $20k is a very fair, if not good, price for it.)
I'm not crazy about the weather checking, but a 20k offer outside of Reverb might land that guitar. I did a similar deal with my mint 64' and it worked...😊
 
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