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Things to Know When Purchasing an Angus Young Gibson SG Electric Guitar

The Gibson SG is a versatile electric guitar with a unique look. Angus Young of the rock band AC/DC is a guitarist who almost exclusively uses an SG for recordings and live performances. It was only natural that Gibson would make a signature model SG based on Youngs own guitar, and you can find this specialty guitar on eBay for reasonable prices.

Whats the different between a standard SG and this model?

One of the biggest differences is in the humbucking pickups that this model uses. Instead of the stock Gibson SG models, this one is equipped with Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates buckers. The one near the bridge is over-wound for a hotter output. This increases the amount of gain and helps you to get a powerful lead tone. The guitar is set to Angus own specs and is built to match his classic tones. This is done with the choice of woods, the specific neck profile and shape, the electronics, and even in the finishes used to give this guitar an authentic look.

What type of pickups does this guitar come equipped with?

These new and pre-owned Angus Young Signature SG guitars come equipped with two humbuckers. Humbuckers are basically two single-coil pickups together that are wound with opposing polarities. This helps to cancel or "buck" the hum that single coils may give off. When you?re playing loud or with a lot of distortion, as is common in rock music, this hum can be especially loud and annoying. Humbucking models solve this problem and remain quiet while producing a warmer tone. These specific models are Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates. The neck humbucker is a standard version whereas the bridge model is modified to have a higher output.

What are the specs for the Angus Young SG?

These impressive Angus Young Signature guitars are made by Gibson to replicate every aspect of Youngs own instrument. They are made of mahogany with a maple set-in neck. The fretboard is ebony with 22 frets. The neck is further enhanced with real-pearl, block inlays. Some of the other specs for this special model include:

  • Fretboard radius: 12 inches
  • Nut width: 1.555 inches
  • Scale length: 24.75 inches
  • Tuning machines: Schaller tuners with a gear ratio of 12:1
  • Controls: This guitar has a three-way pickup-selection toggle switch and dedicated control and volume knobs for each pickup
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