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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
Sister Rosetta played a white Gibson LesPaul SG with three humbucking pickups and old-style maestro vibrato. Because of the numerous changes on this model during the early 60's, we can affirm it is a Gibson Les Paul SG from 1962. The maestro vibrato was replaced by the vibrola in 1963 and the "LesPaul Custom" logo was moved from the head to the pickguard (just above the neck pickup) in 1962. It is a pretty rare but recognizable version because of its brief lifetime and the improvements that were quickly added.more
pesar de ser en apariencia igual a la SG, el modelo Les Paul cambió en el año 61 por este, y al volver a su modelo original este fué bautizado como SG, por solid guitar. Esta era una de las guitarras preferidas de Pappo y la tuvo desde sus épocas de Pappo’s Blues en los 70 para luego ser muy utilizada en la primer etapa de Riff. Esta guitarra fué destruida en un show de Riff en Obras en el cual al apagarse las luces Pappo lanzaba la guitarra hacia arriba y explotaba por una carga explosiva colocada en el reverso de la guitarra. Fué rescatada por Hector Starc y reconstruida por encargo de él, quien la posee al día de hoy.more
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