What is the worth

I have a 1971 Gibson SG Custom, it has the three covered pickups, white binding along the neck, black pickguard. It does not have a whammy bar.(didn't have one when I got it)It has a cherry finish. It is all original. I replaced the tuning pegs but still have the originals. The white knob on the three way switch is missing. Cosmetically it has been well used. There are scratches and dings, the gold finish has worn off here and there. The guy I bought it from had it rattling around the back of his Bronco with no case. It only holds some sentimental value for me as it is the first guitar that I bought. I am just curious what the worth of this guitar might be. If anyone could give some suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. I paid $100 for it.

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You paid $100 for it when exactly?

Sounds like a bargain to me.

I bought this guitar around 1989. I am thinking about selling it because I hardly ever play it. I figure someone should have it that would play it more often. The neck is a little too narrow for me and I have since bought other guitars that fit better in my hand.

If you sold that in the UK you should expect £1,000 - £1,500, thats about $1,700- $2,500, but im not sure about US prices, they are always cheaper, but not sure how cheap, take a look at ebay for a 71' custom or maybe harmony central?


Kidding, I am surprised by that. I did look on E-Bay but most of the guitars on there were in mint condition, this guitar is far from that. I am hoping that it would be worth around $700 to $800. I will try Harmony Central and see what I can find there. Thanks for the info and suggestions.

An honest listing, proper photos, I'd still expect over $1000.

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