Gibson Angus Young SG Hands-On Review

September 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The SG is one of Gibson’s most iconic models, and many famous players are closely associated with it—including Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Cream-era Eric Clapton, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, System of a Down’s Daron Malakian, and of course Pete Townshend. But perhaps no guitar/artist pairing in Gibson’s history is more iconic than that of the SG and Angus Young of AC/DC. Whether he’s duckwalking across the stage in his schoolboy uniform, ripping out immortal riffs, or head-bobbing while thrashing out searing blues-based solos, it’s almost impossible to picture Angus without his trusty Gibson SG Standard. Read more

Is Angus Young Overrated?

August 13, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Angus YoungThe topic of Angus Young, who is, of course, the lead guitarist in everlasting rock gobstopper AC/DC, comes up frequently in guitar circles, both with students and with peers. There are a lot of folks out there who aren’t sure if Angus is really any good and wonder if he might be a bit overrated as a guitar player, mostly due to the simple and straight ahead music his band plays. Read more