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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Set Neck, Compensated "Lightning Bar" Saddle, and 2 x P-90 Single-coil Pickups - Polaris White
Item ID: SG50PCWCH

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Classic SG, Classic Townshend

The Gibson SG 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend solidbody electric guitar captures the spirit of one of rock's most notable guitarists. Adopting the same adventurous spirit he used to revolutionize the sound of rock, Pete Townshend was one of the earliest adopters of the radically new Gibson SG Special, when it made its debut in 1961. Loaded with a pair of P-90s, the SG 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend model lets gives you the growl and bite that fueled a generation of guitarists who straddled the line between blues and rock. Pick up a SG 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend and you'll know why this is such a special instrument.

Gibson SG 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • The instrument behind Live at Leeds
  • A legendary guitar in its purest form
  • A perfect pair of P-90s
The instrument behind Live at Leeds

If you want to capture the true sound of the Who during their "Live at Leads" era, then you need this guitar. the Gibson SG 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend guitar features every detail of this epic '60s axe, down to the small pre-'65 5-ply pickguard. There's simply no guitar that screams classic Who like the Gibson SG 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend model!

A legendary guitar in its purest form

Not just Pete Townshend's axe, the Gibson SG 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend model captures the very essence of the original SG Special - in true vintage "Polaris White." With a body made from solid lightweight mahogany and gently beveled edges, the SG 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend gives you the feel of the guitar the changed rock forever! What's more, Gibson gave the 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend model their PLEK treatment, so when you play it, you'll get perfectly smooth and even action.

A perfect pair of P-90s

A true vintage reissue, the 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend model features the distinctive P-90 pickups that gave the original SG Special its signature snarl. Made in classic fashion, with genuine Alnico V magnets and 42-AWG wire, these vintage-style P-90's give you the punchy midrange and solid low end that sets them apart from typical single-coil pickups. What's more, the P-90s on the 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend guitar produce rich and musical highs, just like what you'd expect from the original P-90s developed in the '40s.

Gibson SG 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A near-perfect recreation of Pete Townshend's original early '60s SG Special
  • Features Townshend's original modifications, including a wraparound bridge with compensated "lightning bar" saddle ridge and Grover kidney button tuners
  • The look, sound, and feel of a prototypical SG
  • Two vintage-style Alnico V P-90s with you a sweet and full-range tone
  • Finished in '60s-style Polaris White and thin nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Hardshell case included
Capture the spirit of an essential rock legend, with a Gibson SG 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend solidbody electric guitar!

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Manufacturer Part Number SG50PCWCH1

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