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Angus Young is a guitarist and songwriter who has been the lead guitarist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from it's start in 1973. Young is known for his hard-edge style lead (and his signature vibrato), wild stage energy, and most importantly, that sexy schoolboy clothing. He was ranked 96th on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

In this article we will look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Angus Young's Guitar Rig.

Angus young on guitar

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Guitars
- Angus mainly plays Gibson SG guitars. He has some signature models made by Gibson including the ebony Angus young SG and the Custom SG VOS.

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Angus Young Signature Electric Guitar Aged Cherry

- Jaydee Angus Young SG

- Fender Telecasters

Fender 2012 American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard - Sunburst

- Gibson Firebird

Gibson Firebird 2010 Electric Guitar - based on 1963 model

- Gibson ES-335

Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Historic Dot Reissue - cherry

- Gibson has Angus Young humbucker pickups. Pop these into your guitar to get similar sound.

 Gibson Angus Young Signature Humbucker Nickel

 

 

Amplifiers and Cabinets
- Young's amps have been plexi Marshalls: JTM45s, JTM50s, JMP50s and Superleads (plus a few Wizard amplifiers). His main amp is a JTM45, which he uses both live and in the studio.

Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head

 

- Marshall 4x12 Cabinets (model 1982 and 1960, mostly B models) with Celestion G12H 30 watt (on old recordings), Vintage 30s (on newer recordings) and G12M 25 watt speakers (on solos/overdubs on newer recordings.

Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet

 

Fun Fact: Angus Young doesn't use any effects. He basically plugs his SG straight into a Marshall amp!

 

 

 

Strings, Picks, and More

- Ernie Ball RPS-9 Slinky Nickel Wound strings

Ernie Ball 2239 Super Slinky RPS 9 Electric Guitar Strings

- Fender extra heavy picks

Fender 351 Standard Guitar Picks Heavy 1 Dozen

- Schaffer-Vega Diversity System (SVDS)

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