Look at this vintage piece offered for sale

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Kitarkus, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Kitarkus

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    This one really struck me today. I believe a 1965 SG Jr....in seemingly near mint condition. Seller wants a fortune for it which counts me OUT. That said, if he were to get reasonable on this guitar....I would buy it and put it in storage. Better investment than stock certificates IMO.

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    I had one exactly like it. Same year, same color. It had a killer pickup, weighed nothing, and played effortlessly. Forget storage, I’d buy it and play the hell out of it. (If I could afford it:rolleyes:)
     
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    In 1969 I had my choice between a white SG Jr, just like that, for about $100, and a 1960 Les Paul Jr doublecut in cherry for $60. I went with the LP Jr, because of price, and I REALLY liked the cherry red better than white. If it had been red like that one, I might have chosen the SG. It's beautiful!
     
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    Cool! Ya...these little guys have gotten expensive. He is asking $5K...which is nutz and has no bearing on the market....but this guitar might fetch half of that given condition. Pretty slick....neatest local piece I've seen offered in a while.
     
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    Ain't nothing special that a '65 SG Junior can do that a '15 SG Junior can't. Collectors gonna collect.
     
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    Hmm. Well...the key difference is that a '65 Junior is a '65 Junior....and well.....a '15 Junior is a '15 Junior...with robo-tuners and a 1 3/4" nut width. The '15 is worth less now used than new and you can find them in abundance because few liked the neck/nut. The '65 is worth a helluva lot more today than it previously was....and will continue to likely appreciate. So there's that.
     
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    Again - collectors gonna collect. The money paid for something has little to go with its actual value. A 65 SG and 15 SG are basically the same instrument. There is nothing unobtanium. The only difference is the age of the wood and age of the pickup windings.
     
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    Wow. I paid under a grand for mine....about 20 years ago. It was a bit beat up, but no breaks and was mostly original. I wound up trading it for some crappy CBS Strat.

    I still miss it.
     
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    collecting is one thing...but 'value' is different...and 'functionality' entirely different again. I understand your M.O.....but these guitars are not simply a 'tool' to everyone.
     
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    well his $5K list is simply nutz. $2K and he'll find a buyer in a reasonable amount of time.
     
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    The first really good electric guitar I ever played was a '61 Les Paul Junior SG that belonged to a buddies older brother. Also my first experience with flat wounds. I'd buy that in a heartbeat if given the chance.

    5K is way out of line. Nice ones go for 3K around here.
     
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    Like Pete said in Magic Bus........TOO MUCH!!!!!!!!
    Maybe I'll try to go back and find the pawn shop where I saw the white one.....think they still have it?...AND for $100? ;)
     
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    My first electric guitar was a SG Jr, way way back . I think I paid $70 for it, it had been refinished red, played and sounded good, the neck wasn't real stable, would go out of tune pretty easily from playing pressure, I think that is fairly normal for the old SGs.
    I sold it to a buddy who kept it and played it for many years.
    No way I'd pony up $5k for one, I could have a room full of gear for that.
     
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    A Junior of that age could probably pull down as much as $3500, especially in that condition. $5K is, as they say, optimistic.

    Sure is a clean example, though.

    - D
     
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    I entirely agree, however, I would be willing to buy it for about $2500. You are being kind with your verbage relating to the Seller's ask.
     
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    That's a nice guitar; I just spotted it on the local craigslist. I agree, particularly around here, that $5K is ambitious. The seller would do better putting it up on Reverb or consigning it through a dealer like Mass Street Music in Lawrence.
     
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    Yup...Here in KC. It was a pleasant change from the Doug Monkes ads and the amps with batteries included ads. I had a nice Casino advertised for a long while on KC CL....offered too cheap imo....and never even got a nibble. Sold it on Reverb fairly quickly when I finally realized that I needed to ship the damn guitar if I wanted to sell it. I hate shipping expensive guitars....always....but particularly in winter. So much so that I actually thought about consigning it to Mass Street....then I came to my senses.
     
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    I think when all the old farts with too much disposable income are pushing up daisies, then the value of vintage pieces is gonna be wiped out, 'cause young people don't care if it's a '65 SG or a 2020 one IMO.
     
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    I hear you; I've been in the area since 2012; when I was first here I was able to sell some things locally - even got a decent price for an American Standard Strat in 2015. Since then it's been nothing - last spring I wound up taking a trade of an MIM Classic Player Jaguar and little cash for a USA SG Tribute, then selling the MIM Jag a bit later. I may wind up moving either my PRS Vela or my American Player Mustang later this spring (I've got my eye on a couple of things that came out at NAMM that I want to try out, but I've got to do it as a one-in-and-one-out) and probably won't be able to move them here locally.
     
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