1972 – 1974 Gibson SG Special
In 1960 Gibson experienced a decline in electric guitar sales due to their high prices and strong competition from Fender. Therefore, they introduced a thinner and lighter ‘Les Paul’ with two sharply pointed cutaways that made the upper frets more accessible. However, the design was done without Les Paul’s knowledge, and he asked Gibson to remove his name from the guitar, and ended his involvement with the company! The model name was changed to SG, standing for solid guitar, and this shape continues to be produced to the day!
The SG Special was favoured by many, most notably Pete Townshend. This is no exception to the quality of these 70s Gibsons. If they’re good enough for Townshend, they’re good enough for The Music Locker!
Neck: 22-Fret 3-Peice Mahogany Neck – 24 3/4′ Scale
This is in brilliant, used condition. One of the best conditioned 70s Gibson’s we have had! There are only a few small marks, as pictured, and has recently undergone a service and set up.
In our opinion, all is original.
Overall, this is a very rare and collectable guitar. Not only is this sure to increase in value year on year, but also it can be an enjoyed investment.
Come along and have a play!
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The Music Locker prides itself on offering vintage and collectable pre-owned instruments and equipment (the Products).
We take all reasonable steps to ensure the equipment has been inspected by a competent person in the UK to ensure it complies with UK safety standards. This may mean it does not comply with the current standards in the country in which it will be subsequently used. It is the purchasers’ responsibility to ensure it is inspected by a competent person knowledgeable with the relevant electrical safety standards within that country, prior to connecting to any live electrical circuit.
It is the philosophy of The Music Locker to keep all items as original as possible, only changing original components when absolutely necessary. This includes valves, capacitors, transformers, potentiometers, frets, etc. This gives the buyer the option of tailoring to their exact needs, and may mean that the item is not operating at optimum performance levels. Therefore, your personal preference may differ, depending on your circumstances (i.e. collector or musician), and you may decide to service the item in more depth upon receiving.
The Music Locker cannot accept responsibility for any costs of refurbishment to a standard different to the one advertised.