pete townshend sg

One-piece mahogany body and one-piece set neck, cherry finish. document.write('Photo: Michael Brooks'); You could do it by just shaking the guitar. I like those. August 1970 Isle of Wight show, playing Gibson SG Special. The item was estimated at £8,000–10,000 and sold for £8,000. document.write('Photo: John Rettie, courtesy thewho.org.'); [CDATA[ The corner of the body, where the knobs and switches usually are, has broken completely off, along the line of the backplate to the electrics. Left and right are pre-1966 models; center-right is 1966–1970 model. PT: Right. Guitar possibly has a Tune-O-Matic bridge/tailpiece, and therefore is possibly one of the custom-made SG Specials. Sotheby’s September 1997 auction of Pete’s 1969 Gibson SG Special (serial no. Whotabs makes no claim that these auctions represent authentic Who-used items. It was estimated at £20,000 – £30,000 ($39,440 – $59,160). They just brought out a new model and this was in 1968 and it had a slightly larger wound pickup and it really suited my amplifiers. Ca. Click to view larger version // ]]> -->. (96kb) 1963 Gibson SG Special (serial no. He did, however, occasionally use pre-1966 models, which feature the small pickguard, especially in 1971 as the available supply began to dry up. The auction realised £32,450 ($63,991). They took the old SG off the market like about a year ago, so we used up every old SG in the country. The earliest appearance of Pete’s use of the Gibson SG Special (other than one he borrowed in 1966 from a support group the Tages) is July 1968, likely purchased at Manny’s Music (archived), New York, though regular use wouldn’t come until late 1968. Tony Haslam is selling this guitar to cover medical expenses for himself and for another former Who crew member, Mike Shaw, who was injured in a car crash whilst working for the band in 1965. PT: Well, the SG story is a bit disappointing. document.write('Photo: Baron Wolman'); Visit Clint’s band: Beaver. March 1973, Polaris White Gibson SG Special (pre-1966 model), with two P-90 pickups, small black pickguard. For further information, see christies.com/LotFinder/search/searchresults.asp?SN=9919&LN=0103. . This instrument previously sold via Christie’s in July 2008, for £32,450 ($63,991). 11 Dec., 1968, the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, with Gibson SG Special. 6 Nov. 1973, backstage at Newcastle, 1965 Polaris White Gibson SG Special, with two P-90 pickups, small black pickguard. Courtesy The Who Netherlands Photo Gallery (offline); ©Henk Hulstkamp. Sold for £37,500 (US$ 60,248) inc. premium, Auction 21947: Entertainment Memorabilia, 25 Jun 2014, London, Knightsbridge. Click to view larger version.14 Feb. 1970, Leeds University, stage setup of Pete’s rig, one customised Hiwatt DR103 and two CP103 amps with four Hiwatt 4×12 cabs. (Clint also owned a 1972 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, sold via Christie’s in May 2005.) Click to view larger version. . Christie’s auctioned a Pete-owned 1967 Gibson SG Special, serial no. LES PAUL® PETE TOWNSHEND DELUXE 76 LTD. 14 Feb. 1970 – Leeds University.Photo: John Rettie, courtesy thewho.org. But that’s when I started to develop that technique because you didn’t need a tremolo arm. 14 Feb. 1970 – Leeds University. The neck is slender and tapered and is a fast and a joy to play. Courtesy and © Christie’s. Maestro vibrato and tailpiece removed. Ca. Ca. Gibson specs went through numerous changes from 1960 to 1970, in helping to identify which models Pete used: Consult Gibson Vintage Guitars Info for further details. This guitar model was used for the famous late ’60s/early ’70s live recordings, including Woodstock, Live at Leeds and Isle of Wight, as well as the recordings of Tommy and The Seeker. The last known use of a 1966–1970 cherry-finish model SG Special came at the 9 September 1972 Paris gig. document.write('Photo: Binky Philips'); 29 Sept., 1969, Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, with clear view of vibrola screw holes. Top amp (chrome faceplate) is customized Sound City with Hiwatt nameplate; bottom two amps (black faceplate) are Hiwatt CP103 amplifiers, with “The Who” faceplate. What do Pete Townshend, Carlos Santana, and Tony Iommi all have in common? A broken rosewood body from a Gibson SG Special guitar smashed by Pete Townshend, when playing on the North American leg of the Who’s 1969 tour. Click to view larger version. // ]]> -->, Click to view larger version. Courtesy thewho.org. document.write('Photo: N. Zlozower'); document.write('Photo: John Rettie, courtesy thewho.org.'); I got that from Jimmy Burton, that’s what he used to use. Bound dot inlay neck with rosewood fingerboard. . 917512). document.write('Photo: David Hickes'); He did, however, occasionally use pre-1966 models, which feature the small pickguard, especially in 1971 as the available supply began to dry up. August 1969, the first Isle of Wight festival, with 1968 or 1969 Gibson SG Special, with visible screw holes where vibrato was removed.Photo: Chris Walter. . , Ca. That is a Gibson SG - with the two sharp small curved cutaway horns on … The guitar now lay onstage with its headstock and bridge lying next to it, attached to each other by the six limp strings. document.write('Photo: Ray Stevenson'); Pete Townshend's Gibson SG Special guitar Limited Edition Fine Art Print A3 size. For those of you who don't know - think of literally every picture you've ever seen of AC/DC's Angus Young or Pete Townshend at Woodstock. 100 watt Made in England. Ca. Like the landmark Les Paul before it, the introduction of Gibson's SG line in 1961 shattered all perceptions of what a guitar could be. Click to view larger version. 10 Dec., 1968, the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus rehearsals, with early use of Gibson SG Special. For more photos and information, see WhiteFang’s Who Site. Utilizzato pochissime volte, tra le quali il palco del Medimex ed in studio per la registrazione di un album. “I picked it out from about five at Manny’s in New York in 1968,” Townshend told Gibson.com. Full black pickguard (1966–1970 models) or small black pickguard (1962–1965 models), white binding. Pete Townshend’s use of Gibson SG Special guitars onstage from 1968 to 1973. Photo © Christie’s 1967 Gibson SG Special. Compralo Subito “Pete put down the ‘new’ SG and walked over and picked up the headless SG. Clint Nurse, with Les Paul Deluxe and Gibson SG Special, prior to auction. August 1969, the first Isle of Wight festival, with 1968 or 1969 Gibson SG Special, with visible screw holes where vibrato was removed. Gibson specs went through numerous changes from 1960 to 1970, in helping to identify which models Pete used: Consult Gibson Vintage Guitars Info for further details. Nickel or Chrome-plated hardware. My favorite guitar now for the stage is the Les Paul Deluxe with the small epiphone pickups that you can buy on the shelf for $50.00. Aggressiva quanto basta, ma ideale per suoni clean e appena increspati, la SG 50th Anniversary Pete Townshend è una scelta solida e performante per un prezzo abbordabile. Throughout his use of this guitar from 1968–1971, he usually used 1966–1970 models, which feature the full black wraparound pickguard. Amps are three Sound City L100 into four Sound City 4×12 cabinets and two 8×10 Marshall PA cabinets. 15 Feb. 1970, Hull City Hall, stage setup of Pete’s rig, one CP103 amp and two customised Hiwatt DR103 amps. Effects pedal is Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face. // ]]> -->, Click to view larger version. Fully authenticated with a personally written and handsigned letter from Pete Townshend on his personal letterhead.”. Amps are three Sound City L100 into four Sound City 4×12 cabinets and two 8×10 Marshall PA cabinets. February 1969, with Sound City/Hiwatt rig. Top amp (chrome faceplate) is customized Sound City with Hiwatt nameplate; bottom two amps (black faceplate) are Hiwatt CP103 amplifiers, with “The Who” faceplate. The guitar model Pete Townshend used (and abused) exclusively on stage from mid-late 1968 until 1971, and the guitar with which he’s most famously associated. Christie’s auction house auctioned one of Pete’s 1963 Polaris White Gibson SG Special guitars on 29 September 2004 as part of its Pop Memorabilia sale in South Kensington. “As he played, a roadie slithered out onstage on all fours, grabbed the strap of the out of tune SG, and started slowly pulling it offstage, trying hard not to be noticed by Pete. In his standard setup from December 1968 through 1971 (and then on and off until 1973 as he experimented with Gibson Les Paul Deluxes and other guitars, before returning briefly to Polaris White Gibson SG Specials), Pete used Cherry Red Gibson SG Specials plugged into a Univox Super Fuzz pedal, then into his Sound City as Hiwatt or Hiwatt “stack.”,

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