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Who thinks SGs are cool? Only Angus Young, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, Cream-era Clapton and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Why do so many players consider them an essential part of their tonal arsenal? Because they’re ergonomic, balancing well on a strap or your leg; have the right amount of sting and sizzle to cut through a band; work well for many types of music; and are lightweight. Unfortunately, the downside of the slim, lightweight design is that it is vulnerable to neck breaks—especially at the neck and body joint—just ask Townshend, who took great delight in “decapitating” SGs during The Who’s early years. This banana cream pie-hued guitar came to us with an old neck break that had been repaired (according to the seller) by a classical guitar builder. Based on the skillful work (four dowels installed and other careful restoration efforts) we have no reason to doubt his story. About all that was left for us to do was to clean up the aesthetics of the repair in order to minimize its visibility, a task which is now complete. So whether you’re smiting the strings like Townshend or ripping through beefy licks a la Angus, you owe it to yourself to try out this soon-to-be-vintage example of sonic nirvana. With original Gibson chainsaw case. Repaired neck break, else 8/10.

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Who thinks SGs are cool? Only Angus Young, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, Cream-era Clapton and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Why do so many players consider them an essential part of their tonal arsenal? Because they’re ergonomic, balancing well on a strap or your leg; have the right amount of sting and sizzle to cut through a band; work well for many types of music; and are lightweight. Unfortunately, the downside of the slim, lightweight design is that it is vulnerable to neck breaks—especially at the neck and body joint—just ask Townshend, who took great delight in “decapitating” SGs during The Who’s early years. This banana cream pie-hued guitar came to us with an old neck break that had been repaired (according to the seller) by a classical guitar builder. Based on the skillful work (four dowels installed and other careful restoration efforts) we have no reason to doubt his story. About all that was left for us to do was to clean up the aesthetics of the repair in order to minimize its visibility, a task which is now complete. So whether you’re smiting the strings like Townshend or ripping through beefy licks a la Angus, you owe it to yourself to try out this soon-to-be-vintage example of sonic nirvana. With original Gibson chainsaw case. Repaired neck break, else 8/10.