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Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar  

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Now you can enjoy the classic style and killer performance of the famous Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar without destroying your budget. Features...Read More

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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.

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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 439 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (266)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (117)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (24)
  • Good feel (24)
  • Good tone (24)
  • Good pick up (16)
  • Solid electronics (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (23)
  • Jamming (20)
  • Small venues (12)
  • Recording (9)
  • School bands (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

EPI SG = Sounds Great

I wanted the Gibson SG but is pricey so I decided to give EPI SG a chance. I played both the Gibson and Epiphone SG Special through a Marshall MG50CFX to compare both. The...Read complete review

I wanted the Gibson SG but is pricey so I decided to give EPI SG a chance. I played both the Gibson and Epiphone SG Special through a Marshall MG50CFX to compare both. The only thing the EPI-SG is missing is a clearer tone and punch that the Gibson SG has but the EPI still has great pick-ups. For the price, you can't beat the EPI-SG Secial as an entry level and/or practicing guitar. Excellent quality, straight easy to play neck, no fret buzz or burrs and get this... STAYS IN TUNE, even after 2 hours of heavy playing!

As with any guitar, always play and inspect it before you buy one. This is the best guitar I have ever purchased at this price!

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Not bad for the price!

This guitar... Wow. For the price, you will not find a better buy anywhere. Go ahead, look. I can assure you that if you are just now getting into guitar or...Read complete review

This guitar... Wow. For the price, you will not find a better buy anywhere. Go ahead, look. I can assure you that if you are just now getting into guitar or you need a guitar to just practice on, this is the best bet for you. The guitar is really a nice, rich apple red. I bought mine before they started including pickguards on them though. However, I like mine without it. If you are going needing a great guitar to lay down some metal riffs on, get this. It will save you a lot of money too. This was my first guitar and I've moved away from the metal scene and am now an acoustic artist. Still, I'm keeping my very first electric guitar! Great guitar!
Not too much. Two basic double-coil humbucker pickups, one tone control, flip switch, and volume control.
Made out of nice wood. Great looking paint. Nice metal tuners. Decent pickups. thin neck (great for metal or rock), nice weight.
Can't get a better guitar at this price range. It's not a Gibson, but it sure is close. In fact, when my friend first saw mine, he thought it was a Gibson. :3 Very cheap, very nice.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound

By John

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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar for the price

    By Everett

    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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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Epiphone, King of the secondary labels.

    By Hyperbohle

    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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Really cool guitar. Great tone. Sustain

    By Ruthless69

    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.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good for a Jam

      By Zed Dalan

      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.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      First SG - Ninth Guitar

      By GuitarRob

      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.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar For Modification

        By solocam1962

        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 adamwayne

          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.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Nice.

              By Iceman

              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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                5.0

                Great starter

                By Bacon

                from Branchville, SC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                    Got this for my 14 year old son to play in his school band. Great starter guitar. Price is just right.

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