Sonic Evaluation

Pete Townshend is one of my favorite acoustic guitar players (see this stellar live performance for an example of his acoustic skills), and this signature model definitely captures his signature sound. It has a crisp, articulate attack that never sounds harsh even when you're windmilling away, and its voice is big, bold, and clear. You'll find satisfying boom in the bass register, though the low-end ultimately remains well-behaved. The midrange has a bit of a notch in it, so it sounds quite transparent. Finally, in the highs, you'll find lots of sweet-sounding, chiming resonance. All in all, this guitar sounds huge and clear, and it has just the right amount of overtone response to sound robust. Anyone looking to engage in a little bit of pinball wizardry should hop on the magic bus to try this guitar out posthaste.

Condition Report

This Pete Townshend Signature is in superb condition. The frets only show incredibly light wear, and they have lots of life in them. There is some checking on the back of the headstock, and a few small checks on the top at the waist. Other than that, it looks dandy! If you can overlook these tiny flaws, you can score a sweet-sounding guitar hand-signed by a living legend of guitar. It comes with its original hardshell case, too!


Brand Used
ModelLimited Edition SJ-200 Pete Townshend
Finish ColorNatural
BracingTraditional scalloped X bracing
Top WoodAAA-Grade Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides WoodFlamed Maple
Neck WoodFlamed Maple
Neck ShapePete Townshend "C" shape
Neck Dimensions.870 1st - .900 9th
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Fingerboard Radius12"
Fingerboard InlaysAbalone Crown
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1.725"
HeadstockCrown Peghead Logo
BindingMulti-Ply on Top and Back
ElectronicsL.R. Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System
BridgeTraditional Rosewood Moustache with two-bar Abalone inlay
TunersGold Grovers
PickguardTortoise Hand-engraved with the J-200’s traditional Floral and Vine Design
CaseBlack Hardshell

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