Hell yes… Gibson this morning unveiled a whopping three new Angus Young SG models, including a standard Gibson USA production run version, plus two new Limited Edition Custom Shop versions –– in Aged and VOS (Vintage Original Spec) finishes.
Apparently not meant to be an exact replica of Young’s iconic guitar, according to Gibson the Custom Shop Angus Young SG reproduces “the tone, look, and feel of this rare specimen among a classic breed, but… updates this legendary guitar with custom modifications requested by Angus himself.”
Highlights of the Custom Shop Angus Young SG include: an ebony fretboard with lightning bolt inlays (12″ radius,) a body of solid clear mahogany with offset center seam, custom pre-worn nitrocellulose “Angus Cherry” finish, 3-piece quarter-sawn neck made of top-grade maple (custom profile; said to be similar to the cut on Young’s original ’68 SG Standard,) a genuine bone nut, chromed Schaller tuners (12:1 gear ratio,) and an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge.
Electronics will include a pair of custom-spec’d Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbuckers (standard at the neck, with a higher output pickup at the bridge,) individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, traditional three-way pickup switching, and a Switchcraft 1/4″ input jack.
According to Gibson all hardware on these guitars will be “pre-aged” –– with 50 of them done by hand, and another 200 subjected to Gibson’s VOS process.
The Custom Shop Angus Young SG will ship with a black hardshell case lined with red fur, and a leather-bound Certificate of Authenticity with Angus Young photo insert and the details of the guitar (fifty will be signed by Young as well.) Specs for the production run model can be found here.
MSRP is currently set at $9,409 for the “Aged” version and $6,115 for the larger run VOS, though street prices should be considerably lower… pre-orders appear to already be available at some of the larger online retailers.