The SG Guitar Book

The SG Guitar Book


The SG Guitar Book

50 Years of Gibson's Stylish Solid Guitar

Author: Tony Bacon

To many vintage guitar fans, it seems inconceivable that Gibson dumped the Sunburst Les Paul in 1960 and, during the following year,introduced a completely new design, the one that we know now as the SG (“solid guitar”).

At the time, however, it made good business sense. Sales of the Les
Paul were faltering, and Gibson decided to blow a breath of fresh
air through its solidbody electric guitar line. The company
described the result as an “ultra-thin, hand-contoured, double-
cutaway body.” The modernistic amalgam of bevels and points and
angles was a radical departure, and this new book tells the story of
all the SG models that followed: the Junior, Special, Standard,
Custom, and more.

There are interviews with and stories about Gibson personnel through
the years, and all the major SG players, including Pete Townshend,
Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Angus Young, George Harrison, Gary
Rossington, Tony Iommi, and Derek Trucks.

In the tradition of Tony Bacon's bestselling series of guitar books,
The SG Guitar Book is three great volumes in one package: a
collection of drool-worthy pictures of the coolest guitars; a
gripping story from the earliest prototypes to the latest exploits;
and a detailed collector's database of every production SG model
ever made.

Price $29.99 (US)
Inventory # HL 00120794
ISBN: 9781480399259
UPC: 884088917982
Width: 8.5
Length: 11
Pages: 136