Value of 1966 Gibson SG Standard-Pelham Blue

I am the original owner of a 1966 Gibson SG standard which I purchased new from Sam Ash. It is not the standard cherry color but is one of the custom colors called Pelham Blue. It is an identical color to the 1960 Cadillac. I have only played this guitar a few times in the late 60s when I was in a rock band. It is in the original condition in the hard case without any blemishes or parts replaced. I would consider it absolutely pristine! It even smells new and has all the original tags that came with it from the factory. Can anyone give me an idea of the value of this guitar? Over 12 years ago I went to Sam Ash to have the original strings replaced. Immediately many of the employees came to see the guitar because of it's unusual color and did not believe at first it was original. After closer inspection they agreed and wanted to purchase it on the spot. At that time I knew I had something of value. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Thats a real tough one, ive seen 66' cherry standards in UK go for £1600+ depending on condition, the maestro lyre trem unit helps too, but to have one in a non standard colour, with the candy tags and mint condition, who knows? double it? sounds like a real nice guitar, im an SG nut too, those guitar really do rock.

Can we have a picture just for a perv anyways.

Yes... come on, you can't tease us like this.

We need photos!

As soon as I take some photos, I will post them. I hope there are no tricks to get them on this site. Thanks.

See the Posting Pics on "Guitarsite" thread.

oh my god!! its got a maestro lyre trem unit, and its totaly unmarked! this is pure unadulterated guitar porn!! top shelf stuff! we now see you as the hugh heffner of the guitar world, you lucky B***** !

Hi Bocatrip,

Thanks for the pic. I think your original question was about value. According to the 2005 VG price guide we are talking somewhere between $5,000-$7,000 USD. Given the condition of your instrument I think we are at $7,000. A lovely piece, thanks for sharing. SB

Blinkin' flip!

That's a nice piece, to put it lightly.

Can u please tell me what the VG price guide is and where I can get it? Thanks again.

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