A very rare guitar in the iconic and most difficult to find Heritage Cherry finish. Produced for one year only, paying tribute to Les Paul around that time making the 50’s 60’s and 70’s tributes of 2013-14, this is one of the only runs of Gibson production guitars to be stamped “prototype” as it is a “50’s” tribute SG and the SG was not technically released until the 60’s.
24 frets, plays like a dream, well kept, maintained all original. There are some buckle rash spots and dings but none effect playability. Please look carefully at all photos. Comes with hardshell case and a brown tweed guitar strap. Will ship well packed and padded.
Definitely a cool Gibson to own and sure to be a collectors item as we move further from this one year only production run in 2013. Not a lot of people realize this is basically the Tony Iommi signature SG with different pickup covers and no pick guard- a $2,300 guitar.
The Sweetwater blurb on this:
“The Gibson SG Tribute ’50s model solidbody electric guitar instantly transports you back to Ted McCarty’s modest luthier’s shop the late 1950s, when Les Paul sales had begun to taper off and Gibson began looking for the next big thing in electric guitar design. The new solidbody electric guitar model they designed provided many advantages the original Les Paul model lacked. A slimmer and lightweight body, accessible double cutaway, and extended 24-fret neck were all seen as revolutionary from the beginning and eventually made the SG a favorite among countless next-generation guitarists. When you pick up an SG Tribute ’50s guitar, you can’t help but imagine the impact this guitar would have. What’s more, you also get retro touches such as P-90 Soapbar pickups, a rounded ’50s neck carve, and PROTOTYPE stamped on the Gibson SG Tribute ’50s guitar’s headstock.”