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A gutsy rock machine.

Now you can enjoy the classic style and killer performance of the famous Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar without destroying your budget. Features include two open-coil humbuckers, an innovative integrated killswitch/tone pot (push in the tone knob to activate killswitch), LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing, chrome hardware, and rosewood fingerboard. Limited lifetime warranty.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • KillPot switch
  • LockTone tune-o-matic bridge

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 440 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (267)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (117)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (25)
  • Good tone (25)
  • Fun to play (24)
  • Good pick up (17)
  • Solid electronics (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (24)
  • Jamming (20)
  • Small venues (12)
  • Recording (9)
  • School bands (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Novice (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Nice.

This is the first new guitar I've ever bought although I have an older Fender style axe. First off this was packaged so well I think it would've survived a fall from 11000 feet. ...Read complete review

This is the first new guitar I've ever bought although I have an older Fender style axe. First off this was packaged so well I think it would've survived a fall from 11000 feet. Felt incredible to pick it up for the first time. It came with strings and although they are thicker than what I'm used to they are fine for what I'm using it for. I am a true beginner so I'm still learning every thing. It's fun to grab and just finger the chords on even without plugging it in. Color is beautiful ( I got the black ) Service from MF was great. I'm sure there is better out there but for the price at this time it's hard to beat. Well designed. Fine tuning the tune is easy. String to fret board distance is adjustible so if it's a little off it can be corrected. By all means check all this stuff out. The pickups sound good. I've read other reviews that stated stuff about the sound. with my 38 year old ears it sounds good. Great sustains and clear sound. It's actually easier for me to play this than my old Fender style. I've made more progress the last week than the last 2 months. Love it and I'll be looking for other's when I can afford it and my playing is better.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

I commend Ep for simplicity, 2 knobs, dot fretbrtd

By 

from Boise, Idaho

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Dot finger board a junior
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Rhythm pick at 24th fret
  • Solid Electronics
  • Tighned truss strait neck

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Good basic guitar at home
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

    My first guitar was the Gibson ES140 but I do like the SGs

    Comment on this review

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sound

    By 

    from Tennessee

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Heavy Sound
    • Jamming

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

      From the moment I opened the box, I loved it. It has an amazing sound for being an off brand. The only suggestion I'd have is replacing the strings shortly after using them. Other than that the guitar is perfect and looks great. Sounds even better. It's a steal for the price.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar for the price

      By 

      from CT

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Perfect For Playing Rocks
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Neck Is Weak

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

      I am a drummer who decided to try guitar playing. I bought this guitar because of its lower price. I had a problem with the neck pulling away from the body 6 months after I bought it, but I repaired it myself. The SG Special stays in tune very well, and I use it to play my Xbox 360 game Rocksmith. With an expensive amplifier, you can't tell it's a cheap guitar. I played drums all my life, but this is a great starter guitar.

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Epiphone, King of the secondary labels.

      By 

      from Nassau, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Raucous But With Clarity

      Cons

      • No Need For Kill Switch

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

      I picked this up for my son to give to my grandson, but I realized when I opened it to check it out,I would not mind owning it myself.Nice looking guitar and great sound. I had to look hard to find any cosmetic flaws, and rest assured it is not a true Gibson finish, but nice none the less.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Really cool guitar. Great tone. Sustain

      By 

      from SLO, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

        MF shipped it to me quickly and packed decently. No dings or scuffs. Played well out of the box. After some minor setup tweaks to my liking, it plays and sounds great. I was surprised at the amount of sustain I got from it. And the kill switch is pretty cool and works nicely so far. Just a great pickup and go jam guitar. Great for beginner and experienced in my opinion and the price was unbeatable. Nice finish, solid parts on my shipment.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good for a Jam

        By 

        from Barbouville, Ky

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Delicate

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

        okay dig it, so this guitar was delivered on tony iommi's birthday. The guy who inspired me to get an sg.
        The guitar itself is wonderful. The pickups sound great, the fret board feels wonderful, and the killpot switch is to die for. However, sound aside the wood is super cheep on this thing so i'd recommend getting a hard shell case and never taking it to a gig ever. If a strap breaks on this thing it will shatter. This guitar, how i use it, is for jamming, chilling and strumming, and recording. I would not buy it for a little kid because they would destroy it in a heartbeat.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        First SG - Ninth Guitar

        By 

        from Amery, WI

        About Me Experienced

        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:

          The guitar feels great to play. I used to play a lot and sold all my guitars to go to college. Now I am getting back into playing. I am happy I purchased the Epiphone SG Special. The guitar had a rattle when I first un-boxed it. There was a little loose piece of solder in the switch wiring cavity. If I paid more for it I would care but for this price it's reasonable. The color is beautiful, I got the cherry finish. It is mostly opaque red with some wood grain coming through. You will not be disappointed.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar For Modification

          By 

          from Richmond Virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

            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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            5.0

            wow

            By 

            from louisville, ky

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                I am amazed at the quality of this instrument.

                Comment on this review

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Nice.

                By 

                from Concordia, KS

                About Me Novice

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                  This is the first new guitar I've ever bought although I have an older Fender style axe. First off this was packaged so well I think it would've survived a fall from 11000 feet. Felt incredible to pick it up for the first time. It came with strings and although they are thicker than what I'm used to they are fine for what I'm using it for. I am a true beginner so I'm still learning every thing. It's fun to grab and just finger the chords on even without plugging it in. Color is beautiful ( I got the black ) Service from MF was great. I'm sure there is better out there but for the price at this time it's hard to beat. Well designed. Fine tuning the tune is easy. String to fret board distance is adjustible so if it's a little off it can be corrected. By all means check all this stuff out. The pickups sound good. I've read other reviews that stated stuff about the sound. with my 38 year old ears it sounds good. Great sustains and clear sound. It's actually easier for me to play this than my old Fender style. I've made more progress the last week than the last 2 months. Love it and I'll be looking for other's when I can afford it and my playing is better.

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