Nashville, TN (November 27, 2009) -- Gibson has released another new artist model to their USA line: the USA Angus Young SG. The company has also released a Custom Shop version of the Angus Young SG.
Gibson USA Angus Young SG
The Gibson USA Angus Young SG features a mahogany body with a high-gloss Ebony finish and one-piece, quarter-sawn mahogany neck. The neck is carved to Angus’s own requirements and models the super-slim, yet extremely comfortable profile of his own original ’68 SG Standard. It measures 0.775” thick at the 1st fret, and 0.850” thick at the 12th. The fretboard is ebony with 22 jumbo frets and acrylic "lightning bolt" inlays.
The guitar is equipped with a Gibson 57 Classic humbucking pickup in the neck (rhythm) position and a Gibson Angus Young model humbucker in the bridge (lead) position. Each pickup has a separate tone and volume control, plus a three-way switch. It features a Tune-o-Matic bridge, stop tailpiece and vintage-style tuners. MSRP $3617
Gibson Custom Angus Young SG Standard
The Gibson Custom Angus Young SG Standard is limited to 250 guitars and features a solid mahogany body with custom VOS "Angus Cherry" finish. 50 of the run will be hand-aged in house and signed by Angus himself. The neck is three-piece quartersawn maple, and is also modeled after Angus' '68 SG Standard. The fretboard is ebony with 22 jumbo frets and pearl "lightning bolt" inlays. The guitar features a bone nut and is PLEK'd.
The Custom Angus Young SG Standard has a pair of Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates, with individual tone and volume controls and a three-way toggle. It features chromed Schaller tuners, an ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic bridge and stop tailpiece. MSRP $6115 (VOS) or $9409 (hand-aged, signed)
More info at www.gibson.com