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Johnny Marr says, "The 1963 Gibson SG that was my main guitar until it was stolen from the Healers show at the Scala, London in 2000. Amazingly this guitar was retrieved from the person who stole it in 2010," about his Gibson SG on [this page](http://www.johnny-marr.com/guitarchestra-2/1968-gibson-345-stereo-converted-to-mono) of his official website. It is unsure whether is this a 1963 or 1964 Gibson SG, because this [Gibson](http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/The-Gibson-SG-50-Essential-Facts.aspx) article lists this story under fact number 33. "A theme is developing here. Ex-Smith Johnny Marr had his favorite red Gibson SG Standard (a ’64) stolen in 2000. The thief eventually confessed to police, returned it, and was sentenced to 200 hours community service. Watch a rarity: Johnny Marr singing and playing his ’64 SG on The Late Show with David Letterman". Apparently, [this is the video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9Qrnhb4HEI) Gibson talks about. He can be seen playing that guitar at 1:33 minute mark for song "The Last Ride" with The Healers.more
This old Gibson SG Original with the vibrola and full pickguard can be seen in many live apparences of The Jayhawks and in music videos like Waiting for the Sun, giving this harsh rock sound in all Louris' records. It seems that the "witch-hat" bridge pickup volume knobs is broken since 2009 and probably before that, according to the wikipedia's illustration of the Jayhawks.more