Gibson SG Signature Angus Young
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Gibson SG Signature Angus Young

SG Signature Angus Young, Gitarre mit SG Form from Gibson in the SG series.

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Hatsubai 03/05/2011

Gibson SG Signature Angus Young: Produktbewertung von Hatsubai (content in English)

"Angus' signature model"
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One of the most iconic people to ever use the Gibson SG was Angus Young, so it's obvious that he would get a signature model. It's a bit different from the SG Standard, but it still has some of the more obvious features. It has a mahogany body, mahogany set neck with block inlays, 22 frets, rosewood fretboard, two humbuckers, two volume knobs, two tone knobs, a tremolo system and a three way switch.

UTILIZATION

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this model. It looks amazing, but there are some issues with this guitar. For one, it is pretty neck heavy. The neck is heavier than the body, so it tends to neck dive a bit, and it's a huge issue for me. It also is a bit harder getting up to the upper frets than some other guitars out there. The tremolo on this is interesting, and it stays in tune decently, but I'm not really a huge fan. I'd rather just have the normal hardtail that usually comes on these guitars.

SOUNDS

SGs sound extremely punchy, and this is no exception. It is tonally somewhere between a Flying V and an Explorer. They have the thickness that you'd expect from something like the Explorer, but they also have that aggression and punchy sound that the Flying V delivers. This is mainly due to its smaller, light body. I'm not a huge fan of the stock humbuckers in this, so I tend to replace them with something else. Once replaced, however, this thing totally comes to life, and it's extremely versatile thanks to the control layout.

OVERALL OPINION

If you're a fan of Angus Young, you're probably going to look into getting this model. However, I personally prefer the SG Standard. The biggest reason is because I prefer the hardtail bridge to this tremolo. I just can't get used to it, and it's probably because I use floyds more than any other tremolos. When buying one, be sure to pay attention to both the fretwork and the nut as those are the two biggest issues with Gibsons.