"70s Sleepers" should be its own category when it comes to guitars like this 1971 Gibson SG Special. Chunky neck lovers take note - you'd be hard pressed to find an SG with a neck like this!
Why We Love This
If you never though you could find a vintage SG with a truly fat neck - we're talking early/mid 50s carve and bigger - let the record show that some of these early 70s examples put the 'c' in 'chunky'.
This 1971 Gibson SG Special is entirely original in every way, and features a substantially fat neck you won't find on many other SGs throughout any production period. The twin P90 pickups have some great output with nice midrange throatiness and a strong top end cut. At a near perfect weight of 7lbs on the nose, it feels nicely balanced while retaining acoustic resonance and sustain as well.
Condition is Very Good+. There's clear evidence of light to moderate play wear by way of various small dings, nicks, and scratches. The most notable wear spot is a light finish gouge that sweeps across the lower bout, angled off the edge of the bevel. There's some light imprinting on the back of the guitar likely due from long-term storage in a case. The original frets are playable but definitely on the lower side - a future refret would increase its already solid playability ten-fold. Due to the fact that the guitar still plays well and is a factory-original piece, we opted to leave those original frets in place.
Priced with Gator hardshell case.