Often overshadowed by the iconic Les Paul, the SG faced a struggle of acceptance since its inception. After being dismissed by Les Paul himself and insisting his name be removed from the new design, the SG finally found its footing as the perfect option, with many players looking for an instrument lighter in weight, and more cutting in tone.
Towards the end of the decade, legions of artists found themselves wielding the SG to embark on never-before-heard sonic ventures, with a new level of articulation and attack. THIS is the guitar that birthed an entire genre.
When picking out a selection of riffs attributed to this timeless design, we faced the significant challenge of whittling down an immense catalogue to just 10 selections. As such, we’ve included many honourable mentions, that didn’t quite make the cut of the Top 10, but deliver the SG goods just the same, in surprisingly versatile fashion!
Whether you agree with our selections or you find them appalling, let us know your thoughts in the comments below! What would you pick for YOUR Top 10?
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