Gibson SG Signature Pete Townshend

Gibson SG Signature Pete Townshend

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SG Signature Pete Townshend, SG-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the SG series.

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  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: SG Signature Pete Townshend
  • Series: SG
  • Category: SG-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 12/07/2004

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Gibson SG Signature Pete Townshend user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 2 reviews )
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MGR/Derek Mok10/25/2004

MGR/Derek Mok's review"Gibson Pete Townshend Signature SG"

Gibson SG Signature Pete Townshend
I used this guitar to test a Pod 2.0 at Manny's Music on Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles. It was selling for around $1100.

t sounds smooth and plays well. I love P-90 pickups -- they make for a responsive, versatile guitar that can do raging rock meltdowns as well as experimental chimes and clean melodic rhythm.

I was curious about how the Townshend SG compares to other SGs I'd played. The verdict: It *is* a good guitar; the question is whether it's worth its price tag. Because what you get here is basically a '60s SG Special with P-90 soapbar pickups, with its price jacked up because of the Townshend nametag. My main guitar is an SG Classic (1999), which has nearly the same specs -- dual P-90s, cherry finish. And my SG Classic looks better, plays better, and sounds better than this Townshend SG, while costing $100 less. In fact, the Townshend SG has one horrible trait, which is its lack of a tune-o-matic bridge. This means you cannot adjust individual string height; you can only raise and lower the entire stopbar tailpiece. Yes, I realize this is probably what Townshend had, but it makes for less value for money.

Good, with a smooth fingerboard, though I dislike new production guitars that artificially try to emulate an aged look, especially since this sends the price soaring.

Don't get me wrong -- if you buy this guitar, you *will* get a fine-playing and good-sounding instrument. The question is whether you can get just that without paying a hefty price for the Townshend association. I personally don't think it's worth it, especially given the issue with the missing tune-o-matic bridge. If you go for the "Limited Edition" Townshend SG, you'll be paying even more -- over three grand, last I checked, for a signed certificate and a flight case. Collectors may want the glamour and the authenticity; players are better off looking for the now-discontinued SG Classic; you'll get more bang for your buck from a player's perspective.

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t-tuxx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson SG Signature Pete Townshend
The Gibson Pete Townshend Signature SG presents some of the SG Standard CHARACTERISTICS: Profiles of the body and the handle (Obviously al) utiliss wood (mahogany sr good) but also some singularities prvaut Two P-90 pickups (humbucker and not), the mcaniques worthy of the name (good grover big oil bath) ...


Basically, the original CHARACTERISTICS true personality gives the machine, which for once does not harm the versatility. In some ways we can say that it retains the advantages and evacuate the inconvnients standard of MODEL.

The profiles of the body and neck provide true playability (weight, Access in acute bevels ...).
The couple grover + wrap-around bridge and Tailpiece is the best we can agree.


Mahogany and P-90 (insensitive to background noise) trs trs marry well, the sound is really hot and prcis, sustain appointment is ... The words you miss ... the best thing would be the cost (on the website or better, live)!

All the sounds (of light saturated) are superb!
It is not size for the death-trash-mtalurgique thing ....


Jous that are blues, jazz, rock or otherwise, is a guitar that will certainly find a place in your set and your heart!

I am addicted compltement me!

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