Help - Angus Young SG Mystery (now with pics)

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  1. Sequiam

    Sequiam Supporting Member

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    I know that pics will help and I will post them soon. In the meantime,
    I'm trying to figure out model details for an Angus Young SG that I recently traded for.

    Here's some details:

    • Cherry
    • Angus "Devil Child" Logo on headstock, "SG" on Truss Rod Cover
    • Lightening Bolt Inlays
    • No Trem Arm
    • Gibson pickup (one labeled Gibson, one unlabled) previous owner says (at least) one is a '57

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    I can't find a AY configuration that matches this combination.

    The serial number starts with 0132.

    Any clues would be very helpful. I am thinking of trading this, but obviously want to know what's worth for both my sake as well as that of the potential trade partner.

    Thanks,
     
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  3. Sequiam

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    Looks like an SG Special with Angus stickers on it. Its probably worth around $550 IMO
     
  5. MCSS1970

    MCSS1970 Silver Supporting Member

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    Probably because it isn't one. ;)

    Just a guess.

    Not even close to the real thing:

    http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/Angus-Young-SG.aspx
     
  6. janosfia

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    That "devil child" logo on the headstock is fake. It's too small and it's on the wrong place on the headstock.

    This is what it should look like:
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  7. dvilla76

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    Are those stickers?? :huh

    To th OP, the headstock Debil definitely looks wrong. Run your nail over the fret marker edges to see if they're actually inlays or just decals.
     
  8. Sequiam

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    I understand the point on the debil, however the lightening inlays are certainly real enough as are the pickups.

    Could the be an Angus Standard with a sticker.

    If it's a fake, it's an awfully good sounding fake.
     
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    Its a Special, the Gibson logo is a decal rather than an inlay, among many other details that make it NOT an Angus. It looks like a real Gibson though.
     
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    easy, give us the full serial # or call gibson and ask.

    But the angus with bolts had ebony I thought and that is not ebony.
     
  11. MCSS1970

    MCSS1970 Silver Supporting Member

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    Correct. They also don't have the Angus drawing on the headstock.
     
  12. airportbar

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    Not an Angus Standard.

    It's like the others say, probably a Gibson SG Special (no fretboard binding) with upgraded pickups (why it sounds good) and personal touches by an Angus fan.

    What'd you trade for it?
     
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    It is a Special with some type of aftermarket inlays and an Angus
    sticker on it.
     
  14. Sequiam

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    Ok. Next time I should do my research first. Looks like there are lightening bolt stickers that you can buy for about $7. I traded a nice American 70s strat for this guitar and mine was in like-new shape.

    Sounds and plays really nice, but still feeling a little ripped off.
     
  15. airportbar

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    Oh man, you did get ripped off. Was this a Craigslist thing?
     
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    This is why I asked you to pick at the inlays.

    Just so I understand are you still saying the lightning bolts are actually inlay-ed into the fingerboard or are they the $7 stickers?
     
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  17. SG_Seth

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    So you got taken for a couple hundred bucks, but you got a guitar you really like that sounds great. Don't sweat it. Live and learn. But most importantly, play the hell out of that thing and love every minute of it!
     
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    :rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao
     
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    ..or a couple thousand, give or take. 70s Strats can be pretty pricey nowadays.
     
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    He said in like new shape, which makes me think it's a 70s reissue mia, but it is still at least double worth of the sg special. I would go back
     

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