Santana And Townshend's 1960's Guitar Returns

New Gibson SG Special '60s Tribute features P-90's and a choice of four worn finishes   27-Jan-11

Santana And Townshend's 1960's Guitar Returns


Gibson has announced the SG Special '60s Tribute model. This is what they have to say about it:
What do Pete Townshend, Carlos Santana, and Tony Iommi all have in common? Back in the '60s, each of these legendary guitarists played a Gibson SG Special with P-90 pickups--and made music history in the process. To bring this beloved rocker back to guitarists in the 21st century, Gibson USA introduces the SG Special '60s Tribute, a guitar that honors the beloved SG Specials of nearly 50 years ago, in an instrument primed with the tone, versatility, and playability demanded by modern musicians.
Since its arrival on the scene in 1961 (originally as the Les Paul/SG Special), Gibson's dual-horned, double-cutaway SG has been an iconic rock axe, and has become known for solid performance and tonal versatility that is unparalleled in the guitar world. The SG Special '60s Tribute is based around the same revered tonewoods, glued-in neck, and Alnico-magnet P-90 pickups that made its predecessor legendary, with the same SlimTaperâ„¢ '60s neck profile that is behind some of the fastest-playing guitars in history. Stripped-down and ready for business in your choice of Worn Cherry, Worn Natural, Worn Ebony or Worn White, the SG Special '60s Tribute has the look and feel of a well-played friend right out of the gigbag, and comes in at a price that any hard-working player can afford.
Check one out now at your authorized Gibson dealer, and discover the same raw rockin' simplicity that has hooked countless legendary artists for five decades.
With its additional preamp gain stage, amazing variable Watts control, unique Depth control and tube-driven effects loop, the new high-gain Special 6 Ultra rockets the popular Special 6 platform to the next level.
The Special 6 Ultra's added gain stage provides plenty of overdrive for searing leads, bone-crushing crunch, and gristly grind, while its amazingly effective variable Watts control can reduce the volume to whisper-quiet bedroom practice levels --- while maintaining the same overdriven tone, texture and dynamic feel.
The Special 6 Ultra features the same unique Volume and Tone controls as the original Special 6, the same footswitchable Boost, High/Low Power switch, and a similarly mod-friendly eyelet board. In addition, the Special 6 Ultra features a unique multi-position Depth control that fine-tunes the low-frequency depth; this feature allows you to carefully voice the amp's low-end to perfectly suit a wide range of guitars, pickups, speakers, and musical styles.
Features
  • Solid Mahogany body with Rosewood fingerboard
  • Slim, fast '60s style neck profile
  • Available in four classic worn Finishes
  • Two Gibson USA P-90 Pickups
  • Vintage Kluson-Style tuners with perloid buttons
Pricing and Availability:
$1239
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2 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Ronnie from Michigan!    Said...

Wow! Now, if I only had the money to buy one! I would in a heart beat! Townshend is flipping awesome! Rock on!

27-Jan-11 09:09 AM


Kleuck    Said...

No Wraparound ? Pfff what a tribute !

27-Jan-11 09:20 AM


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