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1976 Gibson SG Standard Vintage Guitar Walnut 100% Original w/ Tarbacks & Case, Jim Root-Owned


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Up for sale, a 1976 Gibson SG Standard in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, compete with the original hardshell case. Finished in Walnut nitro lacquer gloss, this SG features traditional solid mahogany construction with a bound rosewood fingerboard, loaded with the original pair of "Tarback" humbuckers. This particular instrument comes from the personal collection of Slipknot’s Jim Root, aka #4.

The Tarbacks have a different magnet structure and fewer winds than the T Tops produced in the same era. Coupled with the black epoxy that gives these humbuckers their name and ensures great feedback rejection by suppressing microphonics, the Tarbacks are a lively, sparkling pickup pair, perfect for pairing with the SG's mahogany construction. The bridge pickup has a surprising twang and clarity, yet with a smooth top end, while the middle and neck positions have plenty of warmth and girthy bass response. This SG is featherweight at 6lbs 14oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Chunky C, particularly full in the upper registers, measuring .880” 1st fret, 1.005” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, small block inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo (wide/flat), light wear beneath the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-12, progressively lighter approaching the octave
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 9/16”
-Tuners: Grover Rotomatics
-Serialization: Stickered, 00-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Pickups: Tarback humbuckers
-Harness: Untouched solder, CTS pots date to the 15th week of 1976
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Harmonica bridge, stopbar
-Plastics: Four-ply pickguard, black speed knobs

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Walnut nitro lacquer finish is limited to a handful of minor dings on the lower bout on top and along the perimeter, very faint scratches on the back, and a couple additional light marks in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is nigh flawless.

The original rectangular Gibson-branded black tolex hardshell case with form-fit purple velvet interior is included.