Kirk Douglas: “I wanted to give other like-minded players the ability to use an SG in a way they haven’t been able to before“

Kirk Douglas
(Image credit: Gibson)

‘Captain’ Kirk Douglas is best known for his blazing fretboard work in “hip-hop organic jazz” collective The Roots. 

As house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Roots’ stylistic dexterity and dynamic flair demand Kirk pull out all the stops when it comes to tonal versatility – an approach strongly reflected in the design of his new triple-humbucker signature SG

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Rod Brakes

Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar WorldGuitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.