Kerrang! (The sound, not the magazine…) That may be the best onomatopoeia for the amazing blast that emanates from an amplifier when The Who’s Pete Townshend attacks a guitar. Today’s Guitar of the Day delivers exactly that Townshend-approved tone. In fact, if you stepped into the studio when The Who were recording their debut in 1961 or were in the crowd during the Live at Leeds concert, you’d have found Pete playing an SG Special guitar that looked, felt, and sounded exactly like the Gibson 50th Anniversary SG Pete Townshend we’re featuring today.
With its mahogany body and set mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard combined with Alnico V P-90 single-coil pickups, the 50th Anniversary SG Pete Townshend produces a big, tough tone that’s perfect for crunchy rhythms, but it’s also capable of a singing lead tone, and a rich, articulate clean sound. This is a player’s guitar that recreates the vibe of an amazing musician!