Gibson SG

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This page contains information about all three Gibson SG guitars used by Matt and Morgan Nicholls. Both of Bellamy's Gibsons were destroyed, while Morgan only played his in 2010, during the 5 Big Day Out dates. Both guitars used by Bellamy were destroyed while the faith of Morgan's guitar is unknown.

Red Gibson SG/LP

Red Gibson SG with Vibrola
Close-up of the body
SG/Les Paul with Deluxe Lyre Vibrola
Manufacturer Gibson
Used 2000-??-?? — 2001-??-?? ; 2003 (In Studio Use)
Body type Fixed
Neck joint Set
Body covering Red paint
Wood Body: Mahogany (Sculptured)
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood (1960 slim-taper, 22 frets, pearloid trapezoid inlay)
Bridge Deluxe Lyre Vibrola/ABR (with vintage style tuners)
Electronics Two volume, two tone, three-way pickup selector switch
Pickup(s)
Special circuits Roland GK2 MIDI pickup internal kit

Background

This is a 1962 special edition of the classic Gibson SG model. It features standard Gibson Les Paul specs but looks like an SG and includes a Deluxe Lyre Vibrola tremolo. It also had a Roland GK-2 Guitar Synth Midi pickup fitted on. It was prodominently used live in 2000.

The guitar has a scale length of 24 3/4" and nut width of 1 11/16".

This SG was later used in Hysteria and Time is Running Out during the Absolution recording.[1]

Songs Used For

Gibson SG/Les Paul Gallery

Mirror Gibson SG-X

Gibson SG-X
Matt's custom finish SG-X
SG X[2]
Manufacturer Gibson
Used 1999-??-?? — 2000-??-??
Body type Fixed
Neck joint Set
Body covering Mirror/Chrome finish
Wood Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood (Rounded, 24 frets, white dot inlays)
Bridge Tune-O-Matic
Electronics One volume, one tone, three-way pickup selector switch
Pickup(s)
Special circuits Roland GK2 MIDI pickup internal kit

Background

This guitar was used live between 1999 and 2000 for Showbiz touring. Like the red SG/LP, it featured a Roland GK-2 Midi pickup installed. Apart from that, it featured standard Gibson SG X specs.

Matt's SG-X also had a custom chrome/mirror finish on the guitar.

The broken SG X with it's missing headstock, the Midi pickup and the bridge was showcased at the MUSEum between 2015 and 2017 during the Drones 360 and the NA Summer Amphitheatre tours.

Songs Used For

Gibson SG X Gallery

Black Gibson SG Junior

Black Gibson Junior
Morgan with the Gibson Junior
SG Junior
Manufacturer Gibson
Used 2010-01-222010-01-31
Body type Fixed
Neck joint Set
Body covering Black paint with chrome plating finish
Wood Body: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood (Rounded 22 frets, white pearl dot inlays)
Bridge Tune-O-Matic
Electronics Two Volume, two tone, three-way pickup selector switch
Pickup(s)
  • Bridge: P90
Special circuits None

Background

Played by Nicholls, this SG was used during the 2010 Big Day Out tour to play the rhythm guitar part in Muse's cover of Back in Black with Nic Cester in 2010.

The guitar features standard SG Junior specs and has no special circuits.

Songs Used For

References

  1. SG used on Hysteria. Retrieved from Crikey. Need a domain here, kthnxbye.
  2. SG X Specifications (2011). Retrieved from Crikey. Need a domain here, kthnxbye.


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