Derek Trucks’ 1990 Gibson SG ’62 Reissue

Derek received this guitar around 1990 from his parents who bought it at Paulus Music in Jacksonville, Florida (The SG Guitar Book, Tony Bacon, p. 108).

By 1991 he removed the pickup cover on the neck pickup (or replaced it altogether, which is somewhat less likely), and by 1993 he removed the pickguard. Prior to this, Derek had the pickguard signed with white marker by B.B. King, so he possibly removed it from the guitar in order to preserve that signature. Also by this time, he had the guitar signed by several people that he toured with, as can be seen on Derek’s “Layla” jam from July 4th, 1993.

Derek playing the guitar in 1993. The image quality is not the best, but various signatures can be seen faintly on the body.

Trucks used this guitar as his main from the point he received it in 1990, up until it suffered a headstock break around 1999 (The SG Guitar Book, Tony Bacon, p. 109).


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