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Ummm, more Craigslist madness

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Ampedusa, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Ampedusa

    Ampedusa Member

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    I'm no Gibson expert, so tell me if I'm wrong, but I think there may be something wrong with this one.:D

    Rare 1963 Gibson Les Paul SG Guitar - $3950 (Abilene, Texas)

    I have had this 1963 Gibson Les Paul SG for over 30 years and I have done all the work myself. I was doing this to play myself and not sell. I was in a bad car wreck recently and nearly died and can't play any longer. The refinishing I did wasn't the greatest, but this guitar plays so easy and has great action (1 3/4 neck). Sorry do not have original case, but get this aftermarket case is included. It has all original parts except the tuner keys and knobs which are official Gibson replacement parts. Now for the cons, it has a very small crack in the back of the headstock which has been repaired and I tried to patch the binding on the neck and it really looks bad but you can't see it from the front. The finish has 2 small drips from the refinishing. The serial number is # 89405 and it's been sanded a few time but you can still see it. We can FaceTime and maybe you can see guitar better if needed.
    If someone wanted to recondition this guitar I'm sure it would be worth many thousands more.
    Some Cherry 1962-63 Les Paul SG's sell for up to $ 25,000.00 so this one is a bargain to own a piece of history
    of a 56 year old guitar from the late legendary Les Paul. The 1963 was the last year for this model Les Paul.

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    Should I FaceTime him?

    https://austin.craigslist.org/msg/d/dyess-afb-rare-1963-gibson-les-paul-sg/6815781102.html
     
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  2. SK Auto

    SK Auto Member

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    Looks legit to me, what are your concerns?
     
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  3. Benz2112

    Benz2112 Supporting Member

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    When people complain about Gibson's current QC problems, they dont know how rough players use to have it. Looks like 63' was a rough year! Woof.
     
  4. mjross

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    Hmmmm..... It’s probably me but something ain’t right! Looks like it was influenced by Salvador Dali or something.

    Oh yeah, it’s definately rare!
     
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  5. tonegangster

    tonegangster Silver Supporting Member

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    Run away fast!!!
     
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  6. Drak

    Drak Supporting Member

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    That's as homie made as homie made gets.
    The bevels are all wrong, and there's filled-in bolt holes for a bolt-on neck.
    Or some such other madness.
    Like it wanted to be a Garcia Tiger or something.
    Fake, home made, something along that track.
    Choo-Chooooo!
     
  7. SK Auto

    SK Auto Member

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    Come on guys, those are completely legit horns and comfort carves...
     
  8. Shadoof

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    It looks like a 10-year-old kid drew an SG with colored pencils and it came to life.
     
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  9. sink

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    It looks like a clay model guitar for stop motion animation.
     
  10. PartoftheDark

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    Didn't know they had a meth edition.
     
  11. FiestaRed

    FiestaRed Gold Supporting Member

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    That looks so bad even Echopark is laughing
     
  12. Dr. Tinnitus

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    Yes it does look like that. Maybe this is a Father/Son team scam going down...
     
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  13. bossaddict

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    This is a perfect description of what I'm looking at.
     
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  14. Stinky Kitty

    Stinky Kitty Supporting Member

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    What happened to the SG's legendary heel? That monstrosity has the upper fret access of an 1895 Martin O-28.
     
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  15. bob-i

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    I like how he filled the neck screw holes and glued on the neck. I’d give him $1.380 for it.
     
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  16. sixty2strat

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    rare norlin prototype that time traveled back to 1963
     
  17. Frozen Rat

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    Did anyone else notice that the neck pickup appears to be several degrees askew?

    I noticed those filled in bolt holes too. Pretty sure Gibson didn't one-off any bolt-ons in '63, or ever.

    The pick guard doesn't come down far enough and ... forget it, I could go on and on about this one. I think he made it as a sophomore in woodshop. Probably got a C- on it.
     
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  18. mqqse

    mqqse Silver Supporting Member

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    That lower strap button looks suspect to me.
     
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  19. caldera

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    It looks like a birthday cake in the shape of an SG
     
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  20. nowhere

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    I want to know how this happened. Is it a real Gibson neck grafted to a home-made or converted body? Except where it's been hack-job "fixed" and grafted to the body the neck looks good enough to be real. Binding, inlays and logo aren't bad. I hope that this guy is trying to pull a ripoff because if he genuinely thinks he has a vintage SG that he can sell for good money that would be tragic.

    Notice how far the neck is let in to the body? I bet if you put the strap mount on the back of the upper horn near the tip you wouldn't have any neck-dive problems at least:)
     
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