The SG was and is one of the most iconic guitars Gibson every built. Made
famous by the likes of Tony Iommi and Angus Young, the angular instrument
with the twin horns has long been a part of rock history. Who better than
Tony Bacon to trace and document that evolution? Here the esteemed author
brings together a plethora of remarkable photos to complement text that
follows the instrument from inception to current day.
Additionally, Bacon has brought together a collection of terrific interviews
with many of the players who made the instrument famous, including the aforementioned Iommi and Young as well as Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Derek
Trucks, Gary Rossington, Pete Townshend, and George Harrison.
What comes out in this wonderful history is how, in 1960, Gibson had
trashed the now legendary Sunburst Les Paul. To replace it, they came up
with the SG--solid guitar--in 1961, which featured a completely different
design and sound. It's amazing now to think that Gibson would abandon the
Les Paul, but had that instrument done really well, there's a possibility we
would have never had the SG at all.
Bacon is a master at translating facts and figures into readable history. He
has done it again with the SG in his new book.