1961 Gibson Les Paul/SG owned, played and signed by Carlos Santana. The Instrument comes in a original "Gibson Artist Paisley" case, which were introduced in about 1973. They were very expensive, so there a not many of these cases around. The guitar is in remarkable fine condition for its 52 (!) years of age, with no cracks or repairs or refinishing to any part of the body. Everything is stock original, except the sideways Vibrola has been replaced with a regular stop/tailpiece, the frets have been refretted and the pots have been changed in 1975 (CTS 137 75 22). There comes a picture of Carlos Santana holding the guitar and a Letter of Authenticity from Santanas personal Assistant, assuring, that this guitar has been owned, played and signed by Carlos Santana.more
It is not clear when Buddy exactly played this guitar. This SG/Les Paul was featured on the cover of “I Was Walking Through the Woods” released in 1974, but that album itself was recorded from 1960 to 1964. Only thing that this tells us the that Buddy logicly used the SG before the release of the album, which is very vague, and open to guesses. Buddy supposedly kept the guitar at his house, until one day he realized that the headstock was cracked. He then gave the guitar to his nephew who eventually fixed the guitar.more
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