2001 Gibson Angus Young Signature SG w/ Lyre Vibrola Aged Cherry + OHSC & Papers

$3,945.00

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Lovies Guitars is Excited to offer up this 2001 Gibson Angus Young Signature SG with an Aged Cherry Finish! For over 25 years, the scorching riffs of Angus Young have fueled the rock anthems of AC/DC in chart topping hits and albums. The guitar behind Angus’s sound? It’s the Gibson SG, which actually began life in 1961 as the “new and improved” Les Paul. However, Les was not particularly fond of the design which featured a thinner mahogany body with beveled edges and pointed horns, so the guitar eventually got a new name: The SG, which stood for “Solid Guitar.” It was actually a big success for Gibson – obviously the right design for the times. Most SGs were finished in Cherry, which was all the rage in the ’60s, however, some were produced in either solid black or white. The Angus Young SG is interesting, because it combines features that were only seen on the high end SGs, namely the larger pickguard and instead of the more traditional Bigsby, an engraved Lyre Vibrola tailpiece (which players generally love or hate, though its visual appeal is undeniable). Want to sound like Angus? You can with the SG that carries his name. Even if you don’t know who Angus is, this is still a classic Gibson design with that timeless humbucker sound.

It’s hard to believe that by 1961, Gibson decided to discontinue the original Les Paul guitar – or what we now think of as the Les Paul Standard. The motivation is unclear. Weak sales? The urge to try something new? In any case, the first SGs were called Les Pauls, a move that Les himself wasn’t in favor of for a variety of reasons. So, in a bold move, this solid guitar was renamed SG, which stood for, uh, solid guitar. A few years later, Gibson started making the original Les Pauls again, but the SG proved so popular that they kept making them. Though it fell on tough times in later years, there’s a renewed interest in SGs today. The reason is easy to understand. It’s actually quite a cool looking instrument, delivering the classic humbucker sound for people who don’t particularly want or need a Les Paul Standard.

The early Les Pauls had huge necks, but by 1960 the neck underwent several modifications until it became what’s known as the slim-taper design. The SG took it one step farther, making the neck among the fastest ever designed. Hey, Frank Zappa played one and the guy had some wicked chops. If you like the combination of a wide but thin mahogany neck with the warmth of the traditional rosewood fingerboard, you’ll love the SG. This one has the Les Paul-inspired pearloid trapezoid inlays as well as the one-of-a-kind “Devil Signature” decal on the headstock.

When you really want to cook on a solo or deliver some thunderous power chords, you reach for a guitar that’s got a pair of humbuckers, right? Forget all those thin “out-of-phase” guitar sounds that the session players overused in the 1980s and (sad to say) right through much of the ’90s. That’s not for you. Your sound is all about the warmth, punch and midrange complexity you can only get from a pair of Gibson humbuckers. The Angus Young SG comes with a ’57 Classic in the neck position and an Angus Signature Humbucker in the bridge position for uncompromising power, whether you’re playing rhythm or digging into a solo. Excellent Shape with lightly tarnish pickups, a tone knob missing the label and a few light marks, easy 9.5/10! ALL Original. NO Breaks, Cracks or Repairs. All of our guitars are fitted with a fresh set of our favorite strings by Stringjoy! Includes an Original Hard-Shell Case and a Free Sample of Fret-Not, our favorite fretboard cleaner out there, check it out at fretnot.net!

WEIGHS in at: 7.20 lbs

1st Fret: .750”

12th Fret: .900”

Nut Width: 1 11/16”

Serial: 01552456

SKU: 5366

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