What is this Gibson?

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  1. Smgbad

    Smgbad Supporting Member

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    On my local Craigs for $500 w/ case. Never seen this type of SG before though. Ideas?
     
  2. 2HBStrat

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    Mid-70's SG Deluxe. For $500 buy it immediately (barring any neck break issues) or let me buy it!:)

    Now that I look at it closer it looks like it has the embossed "Gibson" name on the pickup covers, which I think makes it a '72!
     
  3. Tmac1957

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    Could be a steal. I found one for $1300 at a store online that was pretty beat up. Not sure if I can post the link
     
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    The first of the famous undesireable (at certain times) early 70's SG's. That looks like a '72, they started making them like that after they discontinued the Angus Young/Robbie Kreiger style SG's, no more full face pickguard and no trapezoid markers. First time I saw one was in King James Music in Brooklyn on Flatbush Ave. in'72. Saw a few of them at the Sam Ash on Coney Island Ave. a few weeks later. I was saddened whan I was told that Gibson no longer made them like the 68-70 models. Denny Laine in Mccartney's Wings played one, got a great tone out of it.
     
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    I had one and hated it. It sounded great, but played like ****. Weird, thin but deep neck, and the angle is so shallow that the strings would pop off the saddles if I played hard. It did sound really good though.
     
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    Its a scam apparently. Another TGP'er has the same pic and ad listed over 1000 miles away on his local CL.
     
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    Lol... That guitar gets around...
     
  10. yucatown

    yucatown Theory-free noodling enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    "comes with a SG" huh?
     
  11. EADGBE

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    If that's the case avoid at all costs. [​IMG]
     
  12. cmatthes

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    Why would anybody fake one of those? The originals aren't worth squat as it is.
     
  13. Deathmonkey

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    It's on Seattle's as well.
     
  14. gibson08

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    Glad everyone figured out its a scam! You would think they would at least use a real one in a scam photo, that knob layout looks funky to me, and I'm no expert.
     
  15. treeofpain

    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    It's probably a real picture lifted from a legitimate eBay auction or something. Do not EVER buy something long distance on CL unless you are paying with PayPal.
     
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    Looks real to me. I used to know a guy who had one

    The scam is for email phishing or a "send me money" scam
     
  17. larrycrab

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    I saw this pic in SF bay area Craigslist too !!!
     

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