Gibson / SG Special / 1969 / Cherry / Guitar For Sale

Very early 1969 Gibson SG Special in classic cherry in near MINT? Why not!

Designed as a student model, a step up from the Junior, the Special had taken many guises since its introduction in 1955. By 1963 all connection to Les Paul had been lost with a radical redesign that became popular with players such as Toni Iommi and Robbie Krieger. the distinctive look setting the guitar apart.

This guitar looks stunning. The body is in totally un-faded condition only a few very minor marks. There is no real signs of checking either leaving the guitar with a smooth, deep gloss finish.

The lacquer on the neck hasn’t  faded either and, as with the body, has kept the deep colour and gloss sheen. The top edges of the headstock is the only spot where we see any wear, though this is very minor. The tuners are totally original and unique to the late 68 - 69 year for SG Specials . The fretboard and original frets are in great condition as is the binding.

The plastics are in good shape, the pickguard hasn’t warped or cracked and the pickup covers are all intact. 

The bridge and maestro tailpiece are in good condition and the maestro tailpiece stays in tune well. 

Electronically everything is original. All solder joints are untouched and the pot codes are week 50th week of 1968.

The guitar comes with the original rectangular hardshell case.

Sonically this guitar is so much more than a ‘student’ guitar. The neck is full bodied and clear with the bridge delivering that raw tone that we just itch for in an SG. A great rock n roll machine. The neck, though a slim taper, is so comfortable and reassuringly full, just inviting you to play anywhere.

We love SGs here at ATB Guitars and to have a Special is always a treat. This is a stunning example. Grab it before it gets away…

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
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Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

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All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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