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Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar 

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A rock-solid tone machine.Epiphone' SG-Special Electric Guitar delivers classic styling and stellar performance without emptying your wallet. Loaded ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A gutsy rock machine.

A rock-solid tone machine.Epiphone' SG-Special Electric Guitar delivers classic styling and stellar performance without emptying your wallet. Loaded with twin open-coil humbucking pickups and an ingenious integrated killswitch/tone pot (push in the tone knob to activate killswitch). Also features LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for increased sustain and easy string changes, chrome hardware, and rosewood fretboard. Limited lifetime warranty. Use the drop-down menu above to choose colors and other options.

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: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • 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: Yes
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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SPECIFICATIONS

SG-Special Electric Guitar

  • Body: mahogany
    Neck: Hard maple
    Neck Profile: SlimTaper "D"
    Neck Joint: Bolt-on w/tapered heel, 4-bolt recessed
    Scale length: 24.75"
    Fingerboard: rosewood with "dot" inlays
    Nut width: 1.68
    Fingerboard Radius: 12"
    Neck Pickup: 650R humbucker
    Bridge Pickup: 700T humbucker
    Pickguard: 2-layer, black/white
    Controls: 1-master volume, 1 master-tone with KillPot
    Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
    Tailpiece: StopBar
    Hardware: Nickel
    Tuners: Premium 14:1
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EpiphoneSG-Special Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 457 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (278)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (123)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (39)
  • Good tone (39)
  • Good feel (38)
  • Good pick up (26)
  • Solid electronics (24)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (38)
  • Jamming (34)
  • Small venues (19)
  • Recording (15)
  • Rock concerts (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Novice (13), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Guitar For Modification

Buy knowing it will play better when modified. I bought guitar after trying out first and checking neck etc... I changed pick-ups, tuners, nut and filed G saddle. I love the...Read complete review

Buy knowing it will play better when modified. I bought guitar after trying out first and checking neck etc... I changed pick-ups, tuners, nut and filed G saddle. I love the weight and basswood tone for certain songs. Before you write a review and make yourself look silly.... I've read a ton of them! LEARN how to set up a guitar. This guitar plays as well as, if not better than some of my guitars that cost 5x as much! Make adjustments and mods to it .... the tone is great. I ALWAYS play an electric W/O an amp before I buy to "hear" tone first. This has it with my S.Duncan JH4/2 PU! If you are willing to put a little extra cash and time into it - it is well worth the play. The weight of it alone is worth the extra effort. BUY Dan Erlewiens book "how to make you electric guitar play great" you can do it yourself. I replied no cons because I bought with intention of modifying to my liking.

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Decent beginner guitar at best.

I got this as my first guitar, and getting into guitar i couldn't have been happier. Two years later though, now that i know how to play and have played more guitars I...Read complete review

I got this as my first guitar, and getting into guitar i couldn't have been happier. Two years later though, now that i know how to play and have played more guitars I am not as impressed with this guitar.First of all the finish is not what the picture implies, what it looks like is a wooden guitar, that has been dipped in resin, it feels like baked on suran wrap. Although it looks decent new, its shows all finger prints and scratches. Then if you bump it into the wall the finish is like a brittle shell and cracks. Also the wood is soft and dings very easily.It sounds ok, right now i have it running through a Peavy Rage 15 Watt amp, which is also crappy, but I have a Rocktron v50d amp on its way and I will follow up when I test it on that amp. Despite what previous review say, these pickups are wired very hot, they have a high output, which can be good and bad.The tuners are decent, I have to tune it ever couple of days. The volume and tone knobs are the cheapest they could get away with, and the shaft on my volume know keeps coming loose, causing problems, and when I apply pressure to the top of the know, I loose all out put from the guitar.And the neck is one thing that i failed to recongnise when i purchased this, first the neck is set to far into the body making the last 3 or so frets virtualy unacessable. Second the back of the neck has the same baked on suran wrap texture which is not to smooth and your had knid of drags on it which can slow you down.Lastley the bridge is poor quality, well its decennt but i have a lot of trouble because the saddle for my third string is defective and it rattle non stop.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice S G. as good as any other S Gs I have

By Wildmann

from Cocoa Beach Fl.

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

    Very nice guitar, for a nice price. I have several S G s, Gibsons, Epiphones with 'set necks'. This Ax keeps right up with 'em. I have 50 guitars, so I can be Choosy!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice Ax after Set-Up!

    By Wildmann

    from Cocoa Beach Fl.

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

      When I took it out of the box, I was ready to return it! However, I started setting it up anyway. I lowered the Bridge, and adjusted the neck. A few tweaks later, it was much better. I have 40+ guitars, and have owned a Guitar/Amp/Musical Inst [horns etc.] shop. and I worked for a couple other shops.. I've done a FEW set-Ups! It's very playable now. I could gig with it.I don't know WHY Epiphone doesn't do a better set-up at the factory, but I guess they expect the final seller's
      , shop tech, to do that!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I LOVE THIS GUITAR AND REFUSE TO SELL IT FOREVER

      By Jesus

      from Millsboro, Delaware

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands

      Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

      I have had this guitar for 3 years and it's the best one I own out of 9 other guitars!!! I've been playing for 6 years now and my goodness this is such a steal, I play metal, so normally a fat neck is kind of a deal breaker, but this neck is perfect it's slim enough for shredding and chunky enough to fold onto chords. The setup on this guitar was perfect right out of the box I've never had to adjust anything on it. However the pickups are not the best in my opinion they are pretty dark, they don't give out higher frequencies very much but don't get me wrong they will still scream. The killswitch on mine actually stopped working, the tone knob still works but the button doesn't, that's like the only thing that has broken on this guitar in 3 years. Overall GREAT PRODUCT!!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar!!!

      By swampdiesel

      from Waymart Pa.

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

        It's more than I expected for the price!
        It is my go to guitar for just about anything.
        The looks match the sound and quality!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for the money

        By Smoking Aces

        from NJ

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

          I bought this as my party, and backup up guitar. For this price I didn't care if some drunk spilled a drink on it. It plays well, and has a great sound. I didn't realize how good it was until after back surgery, and my $1400 guitar weighed too much, so I started using this cheaper one, and realized it wasn't half bad!

          I am going to change the tuning pegs on it, but with today's electronics and the pickups that came with it, you can get some killer sounds.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best low end guitar for the money

          By agarn

          from Massachusetts

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          Pros

          • surprising quality for the price

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

              I use this for practice, jam sessions. Plays well enough to bring to a gig.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My 2nd SG Special

              By WV Dale

              from WV

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                My 2nd SG Special, now have the Ebony and Cherry finish. Once I lowered the action and put on Ernie Ball extra slinky strings, this guitar is nice. Light weight, easy fingering, nice sustain, stays in tune well. For a low budget guitar, they can't be beat. Doesn't have the bottom end growl of my LesPaul, for hey, for the price, I am very satisfied. I don't use the kill pot switch so that could have been left out.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Go ferit

                By Euel

                from undisclosed

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                Comments about SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                ez to play Got taht gibson touch Looks Good

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I WOULD BUY IT AGAIN ,ITS GREAT

                By Deiago

                from wadena mn

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Action Is Great
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Great Quality
                • Plays Just Like A Gibson
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                Plays and sounds just like my Gibson SG Action Is Great.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great PoBoys Gibson

                By Steve

                from Long Island NY

                About Me Novice

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                  Many moons ago my Father got me a Gibson SG, and I shoot myself in the foot for ever selling it to a friend. I just received this today. I tell you what, I've Played a Gibson and this is pretty darn close. The workmanship is super good. The action on this is very close to the Gibson. Well worth the money. Epi is smiling from above. Thank you so much MuFriend, it arrived promptly and not a blemish on it. I'm a Happy Jammer!

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