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 Post subject: Re: Orlando SG?
PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb 2023 12:17 PM 
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SG's don't really turn my crank, could never get used to the perceived "giraffe neck". :loon:
But this is in beautiful condition eh?

That coil cut switch there is just awkward. A push-pull pot would be more practical methinks.
If you dig it, I'd buy it!

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 Post subject: Re: Orlando SG?
PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb 2023 12:40 PM 
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What does that coil cut switch do?
Also, do you think $325 is too much?
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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb 2023 01:13 PM 
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thetruck wrote:
What does that coil cut switch do?
Also, do you think $325 is too much?
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Like the name says, it cuts out (shorts to ground) one of the two coils which make up the humbucker pickup. This turns it into a fair imitation of a single coil strat-like sound which can be helpful for some songs.

It's especially interesting when you can mix and match the two pickups but that can only be done when you have independent coil cuts for each humbucker. This SG switch would likely only give you full on or off for one 'bucker or both simultaneously, no ability to select bridge/neck combinations.

The asking price doesn't sound too out of line to me, but it's what you are comfortable paying or negotiating that's important. I don't think you can go far wrong.

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb 2023 01:32 PM 
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If it is coil cut it turns off one of the two coils in one or both humbuckers emulating single coil pickups.

$325 is not unheard of for early 70s Japanese guitars but that also takes into account collector appeal.

If it is not available locally you'll also have to consider the shipping costs.


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 Post subject: Re: Orlando SG?
PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb 2023 03:10 PM 
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Thanks for all the information!
Haven't decided yet if I'll buy - it's about a two hour drive.
The other odd wrinkle is that the woman who's selling it insists it's brand new!?! I asked her politely twice to reconsider how she phrased its age (are you sure...?) - I referenced the vol/tone knobs being worn, faded etc., and she said it was the lighting... So may be dealing with a bit of a wild card there....
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