Magazine article Guitar Player

Will Ray's: eBay Prizes

Magazine article Guitar Player

Will Ray's: eBay Prizes

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AUCTION ITEM EPIPHONE G-400 KORINA SG REISSUE

WINNING BID $271

My first Gibson SG was an early-'70s model made during the dark years of the company's Norlin ownership, and it never felt right to me. But then, a friend of my brother's brought over a '62 SG. Whoa! After I played it, I had to have it. The neck felt way better, the pickups were punchier, and it was lighter. I offered up my '70s SG and a '60s Gretsch amp in trade, and he accepted. I was sold on vintage SGs right then, and my collecting entered an "SG period."

A few years ago, Epiphone released these affordable gems, so I started doing eBay searches until I found one that looked good. I snagged this G-400 for $271--a price about 30 percent under market value. This is what I love about eBay: The market fluctuates enough so that savvy shoppers can walk away with good deals. …

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