1988 Gibson SG elite pink

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my wife is selling her pristine bone stock SG on ebay. She thinks this color is rare:

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What say you?
 

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Not the color so much but the model is fairly rare, they were only made for two years from 1987-1988, and likely in lower numbers than the Standard and SG-62 (which the Elite is based on). That said, there was no strict production limit.

The color is actually called "Metallic Sunset". Yours is in great shape; most have faded to a more orangey shade by now. More info on the Elite here:

https://solidguitar.fandom.com/wiki/SG_Elite
 

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This is a rare SG with active electronics, the battery is under the pickguard. This model was made in white too,


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Gibson SG Elite with passive pickups and active electronics,


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With active electronics or pickups on a guitar or bass, there is usually a preamp involved, whether it is built-in to the pickup or separate in the control cavity. The preamp is what requires the power source, being the battery. Pots and caps are passive electronic components.
 

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What I meant was, if the pickups are passive and the electronics active, as stated in post #5, then what do the active electronics do in that guitar.
 


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