Super light at under 3Kg this competitively priced SG Special is a very cool and super sounding guitar...
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Santana at Woodstock and Townshend at Leeds, reason enough to take a look at this cool 1962 Gibson SG Special with no headstock or neck heel breaks.
Designed as a student model, a step up from the Junior, the Special had taken many guises since its introduction in 1955. By 1962 the guitar had lost all connection with its Les Paul heritage but was popular with players such as Toni Iommi and Robbie Krieger, the distinctive look setting the guitar part form its rivals.
This guitar is in good condition. The colour has faded somewhat but has retained the glossiness.There is very little wear and and very few dings. At some stage, a very long time ago, a truss rod crack appeared on the back of the neck which was expertly repaired and filled. It is fairly well disguised and the previous owner we bought it from has had it since 1978 and was totally unaware of this until we pointed it out.
The rather good news is there are no headstock breaks or neck heel cracks and no jack socket repairs that often seems to be the case with these.
The lacquer on the neck faded into a comfortable surface. There’s some nice checking but no damage. The headstock has a few marks but nothing too serious. The front is particular is very clean.
The fretboard is in excellent condition and still fitted with it original frets. Everything else is correct and has escaped without being fitted with other tuners. The plastics are in good shape, the pickguard has warped a little but the pickup covers are all intact. Its never had any kind of vibrato fitted but is fitted with a later chrome tailpiece and studs
Electronically everything looks correct. All solder joint are untouched.
The guitar comes with its correct Gibson hardshell case.
Sonically this guitar is so much more than a ‘student’ guitar. The neck is full bodied and clear with the bridge delivering that raw tone that we just itch for in an SG. A greta rock n roll machine. The neck is so comfortable being a classic, favoured 1964 profile and reassuringly full, just inviting you to play anywhere.
We love SGs here at ATB Guitars and to have a Special is always a treat. If your thing is there’s horned beasts then you need this one in your collection.
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