Gibson SG Manual - Includes Junior, Special, Melody Maker and Epiphone models: How to buy, maintain and set up Gibson's
Introduced in 1961, the Gibson SG is Gibson’s biggest-selling guitar of all time, and is synonymous with Angus Young (AC/DC lead guitarist), Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) and Robby Krieger (The Doors). The SG was originally produced as a more easily manufactured ‘mass-production’ version of the Les Paul, sales of which were diminishing at the time, but the solid-bodied SG (‘Solid Guitar’) soon became a revered instrument in its own right. Superbly illustrated and designed, this manual includes case studies of key models – everything from a vintage SG ‘Les Paul’ to a 2011 SG 50th Anniversary model – but also gives appropriate attention to today’s affordable Epiphone versions, Specials, Juniors and Melody Makers.
About the Author
Paul Balmer is the author of The Fender Stratocaster Handbook and The Gibson Les Paul Handbook. A veteran guitarist, musician, and documentary film producer, he is the author of a biography and a film on Stephane Grappelli, among other projects. Balmer lives in the UK.