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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 ...Read More

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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 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.

A gutsy rock machine.

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 446 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (270)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (120)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (31)
  • Good tone (31)
  • Fun to play (30)
  • Good pick up (20)
  • Solid electronics (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (30)
  • Jamming (25)
  • Small venues (13)
  • Recording (11)
  • School bands (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Novice (12), 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.

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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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4.0

I would buy this again for myself or recomend to a friend

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from Victoria Tx.

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

    A very good guitar fun to play out of the box .

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    4.0

    I would buy again

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    from LA (Lower Alabama)

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

      I bought this for my 13 y/o son who is just starting out on electric. He absolutely loves it. The only problem we have had was the nut was loose where you plug in the cable. Easy fix though. My wife was also impressed with the looks of it.

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      5.0

      Good tone from a budget priced guitar.

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      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

      After many years of expensive guitars and amp rigs, I just wanted a "cheap" guitar to play through a small combo amp in my office to break up the monotony while working. This budget SG is pretty awesome for getting in the groove.

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      5.0

      GREAT value!

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      from Narrowsburg, NY

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

        Ready to play out of the box. Much fun for little $$$$$!!!!!

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        4.0

        Great price and quality.

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        from Virginia

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

          Great price, look and features. "kill switch" (or studder switch") is nice added feature. Pickups are nice, and the bridge pickup seems to be quite hot. Action from factory was too high and seems that it has 10 gauge strings, but no problem correcting those. Very nice finish on the entire guitar.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SG Special Nice!!!

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          from New York

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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:

            Picked up this a s a blem item from MF. No noticible issues. GREAT guitar. Loving it. Nice action,great sound, beautiful finish! As always, MF delivered on time and flawlessly.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

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              (4 of 5 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.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Guitar for the price

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                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.

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                (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.

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