What year is my SG?

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  1. rastaman

    rastaman Member

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    Can someone help me find out some info about my Gibson SG? What year?

    I was told it was a '91 SG Standard, the serial # is: 91925399

    Thanks!
     
  2. leper messiah

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    If that's the serial number, it was made in July 1995.

    Any Gibson instrument made after '76 can be dated using the 1st and 5th digits of the serial number imprinted on the back of the headstock. Digits 2-4 specify the exact date. Yours was built on the 192nd day of 1995.
     
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    Thanks leper messiah.

    Mislead again I guess :confused: .

    About what do you think it's worth, being in excellent condition. It's dark burgandy, the front, neck and headstock are good, it just has a couple of indentions on the back of the neck where a previous owner leaned it up againts an amp or similar :mad: .
     
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    Perhaps the person who thought it was a '91 because of the first two digits of the serial number--and thus thought he was correct...

    Sounds like you have a heritage cherry SG there, but what it's worth depends on whether it is a standard, a '61 reissue, classic, etc... Post a pic and I could tell you. If you don't have a pic, does it have trapezoid inlays or dots? If it's got trapezoids, it's probably either a standard or a '61 reissue. If the pickguard covers most of the body and the neck joins the body at the 19th fret, it's a standard. If the pickguard only covers the area beneath the strings and the neck joins the body at the 22nd fret, it's a '61. A '95 SG standard--if it's in excellent condition--is probably worth about $850-900. But the '61 Reissue would be worth more, maybe $1000-1050. Try searching for completed auctions on ebay to see what similar instruments have recently sold for.
     
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    That's a Standard.

    Looks like you have the 4 food groups well represented there!
     
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    Thanks again leper messiah.
     
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    I just traded the '52 RI for a Strat plus I just put the PRS up for sale also. Need to fund an 18w.
     

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