AC/DC's Angus Young: "I liked the SGs because they were light. I tried Fenders but they were too heavy and they just didn't have the balls"

Angus Young performs with AC/DC at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan on November 17, 1983
(Image credit: Ross Marino/Getty Images)

Here's our interview with Angus Young from the March 1984 issue of Guitar World. The original story by Steven Rosen ran with the headline Angus Young: The Man in Short Pants is Long on Guitar Chops. But Don't Ask Him What Equipment He Uses, and the story started on page 28.

In an industry gone mad with detail, where every guitarist knows to the Nth degree not only the gauges of their strings but the alloys which made them up, where every player has a rack of pedals, gadgets and gizmos which would befuddle most any NASA representative, Angus Young stands apart as a guitar player who's uninterested and unamused. When referring to his variously dated Gibson SGs, Young calls them "This guitar" or "This thing."

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