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Details about  RARE Gibson SG - side input Tim Shaws

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This guitar looks brand new, with very minor strumming marks on scratch plate, glazing is perfect,

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24 Mar, 2013 19:30:51 GMT
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US $1,999.00
Approximately £1,168.22(including postage)
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Rotherham, United Kingdom


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: This guitar looks brand new, with very minor strumming marks on scratch plate, glazing is perfect, one slight manufacturing moulding blemish on one of the volume knobs.A1 condition. Looks new due to its history.


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PRIDE of my SG collection - Rare collectors' item in incredible condition, with original 1980s Gibson case in mint condition.

(I have included in vintage section as this is one of the few SGs that Gibson began producing with side input late 70s, early 80s)

This 1983 gem spent 15 years as a showpiece in a Birmingham (UK) arts museum cabinet, 3 years with a bedroom guitarist, then more than a decade being cared for by myself. Never gigged and looks like it's just out of a shop.

It's got the very unusual barrelled side input, rare Tim Shaw pick-ups (with the trademark ink stamps (on black epoxy), chunky perfect frets, humbucker rings, small scratchplate, heavy duty Gibson metal tuners (name embossed in black), unusual bridge and chunky frets. No volute on back of neck.

I have another set of Tim Shaws on an 80s SG, and, in particular, the neck humbucker is AMAZING. Multi-layered tones with warm lush sound. It remains the best I've ever heard.

It's pretty rare in itself - but what makes it unique is its condition. The guitar is nearly 30-years-old but looks new - no dings, perfect scratchless neck zero fret wear, mirror-like pick-up covers. Very few light strumming marks on scratchplate and a slight imperfection on one of the volume knobs.

No new parts, no glazing replacement, just a guitar that's been looked after immaculately.
The very 1980s chainsaw case is the original and you can see it hasn't been gigged, as this is also in great condition.

Guitar serial number: 80543515
Humbucker ink Stamps: 596 982 (neck) and double stamped 595 383 (bridge)...neck pick-up made in 1982, bridge in 1983 and are originals for this guitar.
There is no 'electrical' wear at all on the pick-ups, either back or front which is a good indication that this hasnt been played much.

 The only time I've ever seen a guitar like this is on this link to American SG expert Joe the guitarman. It's essentially exactly the same as he sold, but in much better condition, and dated one year later.
Take a look at the link...
www.joetheguitarman/1982 SG STANDARD.htm

For anyone wanting a little bit of history and a collectors item in magnificent condition, this will serve you well, and make you either a very happy player, or a bit of money down the line, if you're a collector.

Any questions, please feel free to ask, and, as it's being shipped from the UK, if you want to telephone me to feel re-assured about the purchase, that's also fine.


I have just checked out the shipping fees and it's £130 ($195) without insurance and £165 ($240) with, at today's exchange rate. 5-Day tracked shipping

Many thanks for looking and someone will get a treat here,

Kind regards, Steve

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