As Gibson celebrates their 120th Anniversary, Gibson USA is extremely proud to include the Derek Trucks SG Electric Guitar among the 2014 New Model Year lineup. Made in the image of the great original SG/LPs of the early ’60s, the 2014 Derek Trucks SG is equipped just the way Derek likes it—from tonewoods, to pickups, to finish and hardware—and comes to you at an unbeatable price for a hand-made-in-America signature guitar.
Gibson Derek Trucks Signature SG Electric Guitar Features:
A Classic SG Standard at a Remarkable Price
- Body: Mahogany body with deeper scarf
- Neck: Mahogany, SG slim profile
- Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays
- Hardware: Chrome Tune-o-Matic, Vintage Style Tuners, Faux Lyre tailpiece
- Electronics: 57 classic pickups
- Plastics: Black mounting rings no pickguard
- Special Notes: Derek signature truss rod cover, New vintage red stain finish
- Case: Black Hardshell
Over the past two decades, Derek Trucks has risen from child prodigy to being one of the most accomplished and respected guitarists working today—whether as a solo sensation, a member of the Allman Brothers Band, or performing with legends like Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton. Derek’s sublime tone and unique playing style are unforgettable once you hear them, and his instrument of choice is a Gibson SG Standard.
An Artist SG Packed With Power and Tone
The Derek Trucks SG derives its timeless tone from two of Gibson’s popular ’57 Classic pickups, crafted in the image of the hallowed original PAF humbuckers for rich, warm clean tones and bountiful crunch when cranked up. Its mahogany neck has an authentic early ’60s slim profile and a bound rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, and Derek’s preferred decorative Lyre tailpiece cover joins the classic Gibson Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. Wrapped in a new vintage red stain finish and topped with Derek Trucks’s signature on the truss-rod cover, it’s a stunning tribute to one of today’s most acclaimed players.
Body and Neck
The Derek Trucks SG is crafted in the style of the original SG Standard of the early ’60s, with an asymmetrical double-cutaway body for excellent upper-fret access. It’s made from solid mahogany, with a glued-in mahogany neck featuring a slim ’60s profile. The rosewood fingerboard is topped with a TekToid nut and 22 frets, with trapezoid inlays.
Pickups and Electronics
The guitar carries a pair of Gibson’s extremely popular 57 Classic pickups in the neck and bridge position. These pickups are built with genuine Alnico magnets in the image of the legendary PAFs, but updated for the requirements of today’s high-volume rock. From warm, rich rhythm to wailing lead tones, they do it all. They’re wired through the traditional complement of independent volume and tone controls, and a three-way selector switch.
A chrome Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece anchor it all down for outstanding resonance and sustain, with a decorative faux-Lyre tailpiece as seen on Derek’s own guitars. The Derek Trucks SG carries no pickguard, but features cream fingerboard binding, black pickup rings, black top-hat knobs with silver inserts, a black switch ring, and black/white truss-rod cover with Derek’s signature to round out the package.
Case and Coverage
The Derek Trucks SG comes protected in a black Gibson hardshell case, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner’s manual, and is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson’s 24/7/365 Customer Service.