1993 Gibson SG ????? Need Help before buying!!

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  1. louis

    louis Supporting Member

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    Hi guys ,

    I really want an SG baddly buy would
    like to get a fat neck and a good sounding one
    as I can't try it and need it delivered.

    I realise that SG's are not as good
    and accurate from one year to another ,.
    and also,.. the nice beveled edges that the
    early ones had is not there anymore on
    certain reissue models.

    But this 1993 that I have a chance to buy
    has nice beveled contours like early ones and seems to have a fat
    neck juging by the picture .

    Any opinions on this one would be appreciated ,
    the sellers is asking $895

    Thanks'

    Lou
     
  2. Whiskeyrebel

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    If that's a large pickguard Standard model, that price seems a tad high. I think I paid that much brand new for my Standard in 1998. OTOH it is a nice comfy guitar with a thick rounded neck.
     
  3. louis

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    Here's the link,,

    http://www.usedvictoria.com/classif...cherry-red-electric-guitar-with-case_23835499

    I've been offered a Robby Kriger,
    a 1961 Tribute with side trem and heard great reviews
    about the 2013 Original but it has slim taper where the above
    have both rounded necks but not chunky
     
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    Those 90s Gibsons are decent, real abr bridge on that one. Offer them $800 taxes incl.
    That's a pawn shop so they can take a beating. In US dollars that's $650.
     
  5. Drawde

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    Looks like there is a big ding down by the bottom close to the strap button, kinda hard to tell. Also, shouldn't those pickups be covered? Not original or someone took them off? Knobs are all changed too. Things that could he used to get the price down.
     
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    So that's not 895USD but rather 895AUD? Hard case included? Maybe that's not bad at all.
     
  7. louis

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    No , its in Canadian dollars ,
    Why are the 88-90 more expensive than a 93,
    whats the difference ?


    Thanks guys ,

    Don't know about the pickups but I'll ask
     
  8. 73Fender

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    In general, I have reached the conclusion that early 90s Gibsons can be very good. Not sure if they were getting better wood or they were concentrating on good QC or the CS guys were still on the regular production process. Good Luck.
     
  9. Noise Under The Floor

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    90's era, especially early 90's, Gibsons are great. Some Gibson fans consider the 90's their second "golden age" after the Norlin days. However, just looking at the guitar there's some issues/red flags. Its been messed with. The pickups are either not original or had their covers removed. There's some kind of ding/blemish in the lower body, and it has non matching knobs. Speed knob mixed with top hat knobs. That price is too high.

    From you've mentioned you want I would say definitely stay away from any SG Original model, especially that one with the sideways Vibrola.

    You want a good SG Standard with what they called the SG Rounded neck profile. Its a nice chunky neck that's in between a 60's slim taper and the Les Paul 50's big fat neck. It'll be a large pickguard model. Any with the small pickguards are going to be '61 or '62 reissues, or a current Standard, which will have the slim neck. Its probably going to have to come down to a compromise between what you want in the neck or the bevels.

    A good resource for SG's and your questions: everythingsg.com
     
  10. louis

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    Thanks for the input , is the Krieger 50th anniversary any good ?
    They say it has a rounded neck.
     
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    I've never played one of the Krieger 50th models. I remember when they were released and I personally didn't care for that 50th logo headstock. Gibson had them listed as having a slim taper on their website through.

    Just a question, have you ever played an SG with the 60's or slim taper neck? They aren't all that small really. They're wide and D shaped, just not as deep front to back in the profile. Its not that they are skinny width wise.

    A 70's Norlin era neck is like that though...narrow width wise. Very small necks.
     
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    ^^^ The slim taper neck on my 2011 LP Special has some decent size to it, not a pencil neck for sure.
     
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    Make sure the headstock hasn't been repaired.
     
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    I just picked up a 2013 SG Standard for $729 at GC.

    $895 is a little high.
     
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    Too high for a beat up standard with covers removed, broken and mix-matched knobs, and non-orginal case. I'd ask for a picture of the back of the headstock as well to be sure it hasn't been repaired.
     
  16. louis

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    You guys made me realise that there is
    too much issues on this one for the price
    they're asking and I found out that there is
    four tulip tuner and one Grover and no covers .

    So I pulled the trigger a few minutes ago
    on this one on the link below and it will cost me a lot more
    cause its on your side of the border but she's a beauty!!

    Let me know what you guys think !!

    http://www.everythingsg.com/index.php?threads/fs-2006-gibson-p90-sg-classic-w-hsc.25808/#post-359599
     
  17. Judas68fr

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    If you want a decent SG with a fat neck and good tone I would either go for a Classic or an early 2000s Special faded. Some Norlin can be great bargains as well! But whatever you choose, be sure to try it first! I've come across an incredible number of dogs when I went on the chase for my SG...
     
  18. louis

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    Thanks Judas !

    Like I wrote on previous post , I just pulled
    the trigger on a 2006 Classic , you can see it if you
    click the link , impossible for me to try it
    cause I'm too far but hope its a good one !

    http://www.everythingsg.com/index.php?threads/fs-2006-gibson-p90-sg-classic-w-hsc.25808/#post-359599
     
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