Anyone familiar with Derek Trucks knows what a superb guitarist he is. Whether playing with the Allman Brothers Band, his own Tedeschi Trucks Band, or guesting with greats such as Eric Clapton or Buddy Guy, Derek’s awesome musicianship and amazing tone always shine. Known mostly for his slide guitar work, Derek’s main axes are his two beloved ’61 Custom Reissue “From One Brother To Another” SGs, based on the guitar that Dickie Betts gave to Duane Allman. Those guitars are crucial to his sound, especially knowing that his entire rig with the Allman Brothers Band consists of two amps, a vintage reverb, a switcher, and a tuner — nothing to obscure the sound of the guitar!
The Gibson Derek Trucks Signature SG is a faithful reproduction of those guitars. The vintage-style red-stained mahogany with a luscious nitrocellulose lacquer finish and a traditional mortise-and-tenon joint connecting Gibson’s fastest ever Slim-Profile mahogany neck to the body give this guitar the look, feel, and tone that Derek demands from his instruments. The 12″ radius rosewood fretboard with cream binding and the True “D” Shape neck even further highlight the fact that this guitar is built for speed.
Achieving Derek’s huge sound playing slide with a relatively light action is a tall order, so the pickups are critical. Gibson’s ’57 Classic humbuckers meet and exceed those expectations. Featuring alnico magnets, the ’57 Classics are made in the image of Gibson’s original PAFs with updates for today’s demands. That translates into creamy tone, monster sustain, and rock-solid performance.
Tone Pro vintage-style tuners and a Faux-Lyre tailpiece complete the period-correct look of this signature beauty. Killer tone, exceptional playability, and great classic style make the Gibson Derek Trucks Signature SG a classic, whether you’re fretting or sliding!