Thursday, December 22, 2011

1971 Gibson SG Special w/ P90's in Wilkes-Barrre PA for $1099

Pete Townsend fans alert!! This 1971 SG Special looks just like the ones that Pete Townsend used to play (and destroy) from 1968 thru 1972 before he switched over to the Polaris White version. Luckily the prior owner kept the wraparound tailpiece instead of replacing it with a stop tailpiece and tunematic thus making this guitar 100% original minus the missing Vibrola tailpiece (which Townsend would also remove from all his SG's since he just bent the neck to give it his signature Vibrato). The 2nd pic show's Pete in concert 1969.

I just stumbled across this listing online and thought it was worth sharing. This guitar would sell for at least double the price if it were in Los Angeles or New York.


Call or visit this location:
3520 Wilkes Barre Township Cmn Call For Directions
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Phone: 570-823-8733


  1. You Just Keep Coming Up With These Gems!
    Especially This Late In The Year!
    Happy Holidays And Happy New Year!

  2. Hi Jim,

    I wanted to contact you through email or something-- but this was the only method I could really find.. could you help me identify a guitar being sold in my area? I have the link.. would it count as a commercial link? if so, feel free to delete it.

    the headstock has an iffy looking fender tag, but the metal stamp on the back of the guitar doesn't seem to have the signature 'F'. The owner honestly states he doesn't think it's a fender-- can you tell what it might be by any chance? thanks for running this blog. It is my favorite on the net. i've been following you for the past 6 months. I refresh the page everyday waiting to learn about the next cool funky vintage find. Thanks for everything. i've really enjoyed learning so much from you.

    happy new year!

  3. Marissa: that $150 Strat appears to be an ibanez or Hondo from some time in the 1970's. The seller is being very straight and honest about it. There is a very small chance that the neck could be a real Fender neck but it is unlikely. Be aware that it is well worn so the frets could be worn too. But also note that those Japanese 70's Strat copies were very well made.

    Thanks for the nice words about the blog. Keep on rocking and always remember guitars are like puppy dogs - they are happiest when you play with them. - JC

  4. Jim...Another great find! Any others before the year ends? Happy New Year!


I appreciate your comments but please no commercial links or non guitar related conversations. Thank you. - JC


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