Angus Young is a Scottish-born Australian musician and songwriter best known as the lead guitarist of the hard rock band AC/DC which he co-founded with brother, Malcolm Young. The band rose to fame in the ‘70s with original singer and frontman Bonn Scott until his death in 1980 but quickly found renewed success with replacement singer Brian Johnson and the release of their seminal album, “Back in Black,” considered by many to be the group’s best. AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
Young is as synonymous to the Gibson SG as Jimmy Page is with a dual-neck guitar, although he does switch from time to time to other Gibson models such as the Firebird or ES-355 customized with humbucker pickups, along with Fender Telecasters.
Known for not using any effects pedals whatsoever, Young delivers his signature sound through a series of Marshall Amps and cabinets along with a loose set of guitar strings such as Ernie Ball’s Super Slinky Strings, making bends and slides during solos smoother than on traditional setups.
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