GIBSON SG SPECIAL, 1969
Here is a very nice late '60s SG, in fully original, excellent condition. Since its introduction in the mid-50s, the Special model has always been the twin-P90, mahogany body electric in Gibson's line. This guitar has typical 1969 features: pickguard-mounted pickups; short "vibrola" tailpiece associated with the "wrap-around" bridge, which also allows to bypass the vibrato by fixing the strings directly to the wrap-around; three-piece mahogany neck; no-dot "i" in the headstock's Gibson logo.
This SG is exceptionally light, the devil-shaped mahogany body has a beautiful see-through cherry red finish and a very comfortable neck with bound rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, original nut and frets in excellent shape. All the parts are original, including the three-on-a-plate Kluson Deluxe double-line tuners with oval plastic buttons.
The P90 pickups are untouched, original and great sounding. Untouched solder-joints, pots are dated July '69. Original "witch hat" knobs and selector switch, tip and ring.
Minimal traces of wear: light belt-buckle marks, light body edge wear; the cherry finish is in overall excellent conditions with almost no checking, no fading at all, only a few hairline signs in the finish in the neck-body joint area, but nothing going through the wood. It's a very solid, well built and well cared for guitar, "gig-ready" and with a perfect action. With the typical spartan look of the Specials, it delivers a strong and aggressive sound, a real rock 'n roll machine! No case.