Derek Trucks’ 1990s Gibson SG Standard

This guitar became Derek’s main after his old SG suffered a headstock break. The first public appearance of Derek with this guitar seems to be at a gig played on the night of his twentieth birthday on June 9th, 1999.

Derek playing the SG in 1999.
Derek playing the SG in 1999.

The guitar was most likely a late 90s SG Standard, with both pickup covers removed and with a large “batwing” pickguard. Derek used it for a few years from around 1999 to 2002, before moving on to a ’61 SG reissue.


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