The guitar expands on the first Kirk Douglas Signature SG from 2013 – which sold out its original run of 400 units quickly. The 2021 reissue however, is much more than just a rerun and stars new hardware features and finishes.
The SG has a mahogany body and SlimTaper neck with a rosewood fingerboard. It has a trio of Burstbucker humbuckers – each with its own push-pull volume control and coil-splitting talents. As for tone control, that’s handled by a single master tone knob.
The signature “Captain” Lyre Tail Vibrola tailpiece not only offers players smooth vibrato action but gives the guitar a suave vintage look. On the Ebony model, there’s gold plated hardware and a black pickguard, while the Inverness Green guitar has nickel hardware and a white pickguard instead.
Douglas himself is a big fan of the guitar’s coil-splitting function saying it lets him “get a lot of different musical colours” out of a single instrument.
“What I love about the Gibson SG is I am able to get my Les Paul tones and I’m able to get the single-coil pickup tones,” he explained in a statement. “This guitar is extremely versatile, and by utilising the pull up feature on each volume knob you can get a lot of tones”.
Watch Douglas put his new signature model through its paces below:
The Gibson Kirk Douglas Signature SG will retail at $2,499. An official release date has yet to be announced.
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