Angus Young’s 1960s Gibson SG Standard

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This is one of the three guitars that Angus started using after he retired his original 1970s Gibson SG Standard, circa 1978. It was also the first ever early 60s SG Standard that he ever used.

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Prior to this guitar, he mostly preferred early 1970s models with tremolo pieces and large pickguards. However, it seems that starting with this guitar, most of the guitars that he would use at least during the 80s would be early 60s style SGs. According to some sources, Angus had a deal with Gibson to play the guitars on stage (a credible source is needed on this).

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Mike
Mike
5 months ago

Getty labeled that picture incorrectly, it’s from the 1980s, not 1979. This guitar first showed up in 1981.