September 20, 2015

No idea what it is really, but Johnny Thunders played it once


So I reached under the bed and pulled out another guitar. This is the second electric guitar I ever owned and was the main guitar for a stretch in the late '80s.

I've never been able to identify it precisely. The body is an SG shape, with a dark brown finish where you can just make out the wood grain, but it doesn't look much like the standard SG. For what it's worth, the neck feels 60s to me, and the decal on the headstock looks like the one on my late '50s and early '60s Les Paul Juniors, but unlike them it has uncovered humbuckers and tune-a-matic bridge as you can see. It could well be from the '70s. I really have no idea what it is or whence it came. No serial #. Not the easiest guitar to play, but it sounds pretty good. (I got a more traditional SG after this, which lasted only a few months before the neck snapped off. But it was easier to play and was the main Milk Milk Lemonade guitar, I'm pretty sure.)

This, by the way, is the guitar played by Johnny Thunders in the incident mentioned here, which is a tale for another day.

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 20, 2015 02:18 AM