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Buying Guide:Famous Gibson and Epiphone SG Electric Guitar Players

Gibson and Epiphone SG Electric Guitar
Buyer’s Guide

Famous Guitarists Who Have Played An SG (A Partial List):

This list was compiled from photographs, interviews, artist websites, etc. and includes guitarists not generally known for playing an SG, but who are shown to be playing one (e.g. Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix).


Duane Allman
Greg Allman
Emma Anderson (Lush)
Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
Brian Bell (Weezer)
William Bernhard (Sky Cries Mary)
Matt Bellamy (Muse)
Dickey Betts
Alex Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult)
Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
Michelle Branch
Michael Bruce (Alice Cooper)
Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper)
John Cippollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
Eric Clapton (Cream)
Billy Corrigan (Smashing Pumpkins)
Rivers Cuomo (Weezer)
Evan Dando (Lemonheads)
Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
Elliot Easton (Cars)
John Etheridge (Soft Machine)
David "The Edge" Evans (U2)
Marc Ford (The Black Crowes)
John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead)
Barry Goudreau (Boston)
Damon Gough (Badly Drawn Boy)
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
Buddy Guy
Ollie Halsall (Patto)
Pete Ham (Badfinger)
George Harrison
Juliana Hatfield
Jimi Hendrix
Allan Holdsworth (Soft Machine)
Peter Holstrom (Dandy Warhols)
David St. Hubbins (Spinal Tap)
James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins)
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)
Daniel Johns (Silverchair)
Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers)
Mick Jones (Foreigner)
Terry Kath (Chicago) – SG Recording
Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Lenny Kravitz
Robbie Krieger (The Doors)
Deke Leonard (Man)
Alex Lifeson (Rush)
Tom Linton (Jimmy Eat World)
Johnny Marr
Mike Nesmith (The Monkees)
Paul McCartney
Ian MacKaye (Fugazi)
John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Tony McPhee (The Groundhogs)
Mike McReady (Pearl Jam)
Daron Malakian (System of a Down)
Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
Joey Molland (Badfinger)
Mike Oldfield
Jimmy Page
Les Paul (shown holding SGs in catalog and on album covers)
Ryan Peake (Nickelback)
Dave Phillips (Frank Black & The Catholics)
Elvis Presley
Rod Price (Foghat)
Robert James "Kid Rock" Ritchie
Allison Robertson (The Donnas)
Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (Blue Oyster Cult)
Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Todd Rundgren
Carlos Santana
Captain Sensible (The Damned)
Tommy Shaw (Styx)
Pat Smear (Foo Fighters)
Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac)
Leigh Stephens (Blue Cheer)
Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Pete Townshend (The Who)
Robin Trower (Procol Harum)
Derek Trucks
Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Jane Wiedlin (The Go Gos)
Hank Williams Jr.
Nancy Wilson (Heart)
Johnny Winter
Angus Young (AC/DC)
Frank Zappa