Derek Trucks’ 1961 Gibson SG Standard

Derek has said on a few occasions that he owns a vintage 1961 Gibson SG but mostly keeps it safe in the studio. Like with most of the equipment that he keeps at his studio, not much information is available on this guitar, so if you happen to ever come across an interview in which Derek mentions it, please post it in the comment below.

I do (own a vintage ’61 SG), and it has that vintage magic, but I don’t take it or my other vintage guitars on the road. I think of those as the kids’ college funds.

Ball & Chain, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi’s Blues Union, Guitar Player, 2012

Based on the photos and videos from the Swamp Raga Studios, this is the guitar that Derek keeps in the “chill” area, a room where the band would relax and talk during the recording.

1961 Gibson SG seen behind Susan at the Swamp Raga Studios.


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