SOLD! - 1964 Gibson SG Special Cherry Red Small Guard Stoptail
The Gibson SG Special was introduced in 1961 as a "mid-level" guitar. This set-neck mahogany guitar was a step up from the SG Junior with a pair of P90 pickups, three-way switch, volume and tone controls, and a bound neck with dot inlays. This first run from 1961 - 1965 is a fair amount more collectable and valuable, and is easily distinguished by it's smaller pickguard. 60’s Small guard SG’s have shown good steady price growth over the last few years and this may be a good opportunity to grab a hold of one.
This killer playing and sounding 2.7Kg Special is all original from the 1964 pots, P90's, warped Small Guard, knobs, tuners to the very cool yellow lined hardshell case!
The guitar shows its battle scars and the original Cherry Red finish has a lot of weather checking, dings, dongs and playwear all over the body, neck and headstock. The neck is straight and feels like a nice handful. The headstock has no cracks or breaks, no issues. The body shows stress lines on the heel up to the front of the body but although I wouldn't throw it around pretending to be Pete Townshend, I would love to take this out on the road for gigs every day of the week!
So, get your inner Pete out and blow up some amps with this killer axe!!!