“The guitar is perfect—a labor of love” - Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend SJ-200
Known for smashing guitars, the Who’s Pete Townshend won’t be smashing this one—Gibson’s beautiful Pete Townshend J-200 Signature Artist Series acoustic guitar. “The guitar is perfect—a labor of love. I would no more smash this than smash my own right hand,” Townshend said when the guitar was first introduced in 2004. Gibson’s Pete Townshend J-200 Signature Artist Series guitar is a painstaking recreation of the 1960s acoustic he used to compose such classic hits as “Pinball Wizard” from the legendary 1969 rock opera Tommy, and the Who concert staple “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” This new version—which Townshend uses regularly on stage—has many of the same features as his vintage J-200, but with several modern appointments.