Picked up a battered Vintage SG style guitar a couple of months ago at Lancashire guitar show for £90.
My first Gibson style guitar and it took a little getting used to, but I've fallen for the thing.
Had it set up properly and it feels great. Lovely neck, stays in tune.
Pre Wilkinson branded hardware, 3 piece body, black headstock, chrome tuners.
Absolutely no idea of the year or which (Chinese?) factory it was made in, there's no serial number.
Everyone comments on how nicely it plays and it has a surprising variety of very pleasant tones.
Resonates like a good 'un and it's very inspiring to play.
I tried a couple of the newer Gibson SG's last week and I just couldn't justify the near £1000 price difference. Yes, they had a lovely finish and sounded different, but not necessarily better on first acquaintance.
As someone who hasn't owned a genuine Gibson, what am I missing?
Sorry if this is a daft question but I've never owned a proper one, so have no idea.
Given that I have fallen quite heavily for the scruffy old thing, would it be worth investing in a posh nut and some nicer pots, pickups or tuners?
It stands me at about £140 so far.
I've no intention of getting rid of the scruffy old Hector, just wondering if a few upgrades would be worth it in the long run.
Sorry if this is a daft question and thanks in advance!