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Kirk Douglas Gibson SG Signature Model Marks Second Guitar Collab Between Guitarist Of Hip-Hop Group The Roots And Gibson Guitars

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After more than century, Gibson artists, players and fans continue to experience Gibson rejuvenated. Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres for 127 years. Gibson recently announced the new Kirk Douglas SG signature guitar.

The new signature guitar marks the second instrument collaboration with the American-made guitar brand and Captain Kirk Douglas, guitarist for the legendary, multiple Grammy-Award winning hip-hop group The Roots.

Kirk’s newest Gibson signature guitar illustrates Kirk’s own modern take on the classic style known as the Gibson SG. The company recently released the new Gibson Captain Kirk Douglas SG; available worldwide on  

“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, this guitar is extremely versatile, and by utilizing the pull up feature on each volume knob you can get a lot of tones,” says Kirk Douglas. “I find with the SG you are able to get a lot of different musical colors, all out of this one guitar.”  

“Captain Kirk Douglas is a talented vocalist, guitarist, all-around musician, and Gibson Alliance member who has taken a classic design such as the Gibson SG, and modified it with modern concepts that fit his playing style,” says Cesar Gueikian of Gibson. “It’s been an incredible journey for us and this guitar is a perfect example of how we put the Gibson Innovation Lab to work in service of our artists and the outcome in this case is pretty epic; we are all in love with this new signature SG.”

As the guitarist for The Roots, the beloved house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC, Captain Kirk Douglas has developed a well-earned reputation as a stellar player. His guitar collection includes several Gibson models, but arguably the best is his three-pickup Gibson SG Custom, which is now commemorated in the new Kirk Douglas signature SG from Gibson USA.

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