Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Gibson SG 'loved by top musicians'

Jimi Hendrix, Dave Grohl and John Lennon have all played the Gibson SG.
Great deals on musical instruments

Many of the world's most famous musicians have played Gibson SGs during the musical instrument's 50-year history.

To mark the anniversary of the SG's creation this year, Gibson Lifestyle blog contributor Michael Leonard has come up with 50 interesting facts about the guitar.

He said it is notable how many stars have used the instrument over the years.

Jimi Hendrix, Dave Grohl and Lenny Kravitz have all played the three-pickup Gibson SG Custom in the past, while Beatles stars John Lennon and George Harrison employed models of the electric guitar when they were part of the legendary band.

Others to perform on Gibson SGs include Eric Clapton, Johnny Marr and Angus Young, while Prince Charles has even been known to pick up an SG.

"During a 2002 visit to young volunteers involved in a Wales project helped by his charity organisation, The Prince's Trust, Charles strummed on an SG borrowed from a band that had formed on a Prince's Trust music course," Mr Leonard explained.

Among the custom models of the instrument that have been manufactured is the Robby Krieger SG, which was inspired by The Doors star.

Save Money On Electric Guitars TodayADNFCR-2133-ID-800493038-ADNFCR

Posted on 8 Apr 2011 15:46 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

21 Oct 2016 17:40
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Available for order now at Gear4music, Kawai's CN27, CN37 and ES110 Digital Piano's combine an authentic classic feel with a plethora of contemporary touches

17 Jan 2017 16:11
thumbnail

Iconic Zakk Wylde bullseye design? Check. Monstrous and uncompromising tone? Check. The Odin Grail Genesis guitar delivers the goods to the metal masses

17 Jan 2017 13:40
thumbnail

Utilising state of the art recording and playback operation, the Fireface UFX II interface combines premium quality manufacturing with next level audio quality

17 Jan 2017 13:02
thumbnail

Also providing updates to their Masters, Signature, Giant Beat and Signature traditional lines, Paiste spill the beans on their NAMM 2017 releases.

16 Jan 2017 13:54
thumbnail

Revealing their new range of highly affordable S series, Gibson dish the dirt on their 2017 Line up including the Traditional Series, High Performance Series and more.

16 Jan 2017 13:11
thumbnail

Ideal for those players who flourish in an intuitive education environment, Flowkey puts you in charge of your learning offering a variety of insightful tools.

13 Jan 2017 16:14