New Gibson Angus Young SGs

Although the AC/DC guitarist is a shoo-in for a signature Gibson SG, the first model - loaded with a Lyre vibrato of all things - didn´t really make the noise it could have done.

Seems that Gibson are set to change all that with the imminent release of a trio of new guitars. One, the Gibson USA Angus Young SG comes from the mainstream plant, while the remaining pair will beissued by Gibson´s lauded custom shop.

Gibson USA Angus Young SG

Gibson Custom VOS Angus Young SG

Aged version of the Gibson Custom VOS Angus Young SG

Here´s some blurb that fills out some of the details:

And with 50 guitars out of the total run of 250 aged in-house by Gibson and signed by Angus himself, this outstanding Custom Shop reproduction also nails the look of this legendary guitar, with upgraded modifications at Angus´s request, including an ebony fingerboard with lightning bolt inlays (a further 200 guitars will receive the VOS treatment). The Custom Shop Angus Young SG will also be sold with a custom Certificate of Authenticity, a Gibson Custom Shop hard-shell case, and a full range of owner´s manuals and instruction sheets.

Can´t wait? Nor can we...

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.