Lefty 1969-70 Gibson SG Special, transitional guitar from late 1969-early 1970: NO Made in U.S.A. stamp, mini volute, pots date 137 7010. Has early 60s Maestro tailpiece(the guitar is original otherwise), brand new adjustable bridge is on there now(original stair step bridge in the case). Nice deep cherry finish, has some dings and nicks that you would expect from 44 year-old guitar, some worming on the back, but EXC overall condition. Headstock has some veneer checking which is purely cosmetic in nature. Comes with original logo black rectangular case/Marigold lining.
I actually didn’t play this guitar until Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music(authorized Gibson repair center since 1979) was doing a complete inspection and set-up of this guitar and commented that it was a really good sounding SG. Since I’m more into Gibson ES guitars and Strats, I took notice, plugged it in, and was very impressed with this guitar!
SGs have been hit or miss with me over the years, but I can tell you that this SG is a complete and absolute hit- it just has the magic and plays unbelievably up and down the neck. Very smooth tone with a strong and resonant bottom end; I actually couldn’t believe what I was hearing! If you’re into P-90s, you will want to own this guitar-the PUPs are really good: neck PUP 7.96, bridge PUP 8.11. Nice weight: around 7 1/4 lbs.
This guitar needs nothing and is ready to plug into a wall of Marshalls. Summertime Blues never sounded as good as on this vintage SG Special, so re-experience Woodstock and Leeds with this classic hard rock instrument!