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Epiphone Limited Edition SG Special-I Electric Guitar  Cherry

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Epiphone presents the new Ltd. Ed. SG-Special-I, a great way for new players to get started on electric guitar at a price anyone can afford. The SG-S...Read More

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Featuring Epiphone ceramic open-coil humbuckers.

Epiphone presents the new Ltd. Ed. SG-Special-I, a great way for new players to get started on electric guitar at a price anyone can afford. The SG-Special-1 has the same classic “SG” tone, look, and feel that’s gone virtually unchanged over 50 years and players from all genres around the world recognize the “SG” as a one of the best and most distinctive electric guitars ever made. But seasoned pros will also love the new Ltd. Ed. SG Special-1 for its powerful Ceramic Open Coil humbuckers and smooth easy-to-play Mahogany SlimTaperTM neck.  Plus, the Ltd. Ed. SG-Special-1 comes in three beautiful classic color finishes, Cherry, Ebony, and Pelham Blue.

The Ltd. Ed. SG Special-1 joins the fan-favorite Special-1 Series designed to bring superior sound and historic Epiphone-style to players just starting out as well as to veterans who want a “workhorse” guitar to take on the road that’s lightweight but makes no compromise in electronics and hardware.
 
The “SG” profile is one of the most recognized in rock & roll.  First introduced in the early 1960s, “SG” guitars have been the driving force behind Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, jam bands, and British rock.  And now with the Ltd. Ed. SG-Special-I, Epiphone fans around the world can enjoy owning and playing a real Epiphone “SG” at a great price. 
 
The Ltd. Ed. SG Special-1 has a Mahogany body cut to the historic SG profile and a bolt-on Mahogany neck featuring the same SlimTaperTM profile enjoyed by owners of iconic Epiphones like the Les Paul Standard and the Casino.  The Mahogany neck has a Rosewood fingerboard with 22 easy-to-press medium jumbo frets with pearloid dot inlays, just like vintage SGs.  Even though new players might favor the Ltd. Ed. SG Special-1, this SG boasts many of the same specifications found on all SGs including 1.68” nut and a 24.75” scale length.
 
The new Ltd. Ed. SG Special-1 is powered by an Epiphone Ceramic 700TTM Open Coil humbucker in the bridge or lead position and an Epiphone Ceramic 650RTM Open Coil humbucker in the neck or rhythm position.  Ceramic pickups have been a favorite of Hard Rock and Metal players for decades. Ceramic magnets became more readily available in the late 60s and early 70s just as guitar players were incorporating overdrive and distortion into their sound. Ceramic pickups have a sharp, articulate, and saturated tone that’s a perfect compliment to the SG Special-1’s Mahogany body. Pickup selection is made via a standard 3-way pickup selector and controls include Master Volume and Master Tone, both with classic Black “Speed” Knobs. 
 
The Ltd. Ed. SG-Special I has Epiphone’s world renown rock-solid hardware including a heavy duty 1/4” jack, easy-turning machine heads with a pro 15:1 tuning ratio, and a classic wrap-around bridge and tailpiece compensated for reliable intonation. 
 


FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.68 in. (42.67 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 650R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 700T
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Wraparound
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None

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EpiphoneLimited Edition SG Special-I Electric Guitar
 
4.0

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everyone should have one

By Jim the Pim

from Florida, NY

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition SG Special-I Electric Guitar:

I just got this. I really like it, and I have a bunch of other guitars, but this really draws me in.

I'd emphasize that this is very good without much adjustment. Sure, you can replace and modify parts, and I probably will. I just want you to know you can like it fine as it is.

I have the Pelham Blue one, which really is outstanding on the SG contours.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pelham blue SG

By JSmith

from San Diego

Pros

  • Good pickups
  • Light weight
  • Low action

Cons

  • Plastic nut

Best Uses

  • Gigging
  • Home
  • recording

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition SG Special-I Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar two months ago and I absolutely love it. I can get nice low action on it without fret buzzing. I like the simple wraparound bridge, not a lot to fiddle around with. It stays in tune well, I had to change the cheap plastic but though. The pickups are decent, sound better with distortion than clean. I find the Pelham blue finish to be gorgeous. Would buy another one if lost.

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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Save your money kids

By Zippy

from la

Pros

  • wall hanger

Cons

  • poor sound

Best Uses

  • decoration

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition SG Special-I Electric Guitar:

The cheap tuners won't stay in tune

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  • No

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

What a Rock & Roll Machine!

By JimmyJ

from Way up North

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Pros

  • Comfortable to play
  • Good fit & finish
  • Nice neck

Cons

  • Slight intonation problem on "A" string

Best Uses

  • Rock & Roll

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition SG Special-I Electric Guitar:

I have been without an SG for too many years! I started playing Strats and Teles, and moved away from my SG's. So I thought I'd take a chance on this Epi. I'd forgotten what a rock and roll machine an SG is... this thing is a blast to play! The neck is straight and the frets are level with smooth ends, and the strings are properly lined up on the fretboard. Everything works, and there are no finish blemishes or flaws in workmanship. I don't care for the slick finish on the back of the neck, but some folks like them that way. The tuners are economy jobs, but they function and can be replaced if desired. The truss rod turns freely, although it was backed out as far as the access hole would permit. After a setup, all was well, except for a slightly flat intonation on the "A" string, and the bridge/saddle cannot move any closer. This thing sounds great through a tube amp, rock and roll heaven! And oh yes, first order of business, change the strings.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little CHEAP guitar

By JIMDAVE

from West TENNESSEE

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition SG Special-I Electric Guitar:

Fit and finish was very good except for some rust on the cheap strings. After some polishing of the strings it was ready to play. Good intonation. That is very good as there is no adjustment on it. string height was on target. Playability and sound was good. Tuners are very sloppy and hard to keep in tune.Overall it is a good little guitar for the price and with a new set of strings and new tuners it will serve you well.

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