Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gareth, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. gareth


    Jun 9, 2002
    I've seen a 1987 gibson t'bird for sale with black p/ups and it seems in good condition. Seller wants $1200.

    Shall I get it?

    What are the areas to look at when trying it before buying?

    Thanks for your help
  2. eddiebo


    Nov 13, 2002
    Montclair, NJ
    do you mean 1978? that's a good price for a 78 but I don't think they had black pups - a 78 will have staight-up Alnicos

    an 87, if they were even making them then (I thought production started back up in 90) will have the black pups - $900 is a fair price for a super-clean one from a private seller - $1200 is way too much

    I just sold a Black '90 for $750 - it had some player wear - if it had less wear I would have tried for $900

    hope this helps