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Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar Ebony 

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Overview

  • KillPot switch
  • LockTone tune-o-matic bridge
Description & Specs
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    $299.00
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    - $120.00
  • Your Price:
    $17900
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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
 

SG-Special Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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 432 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (262)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good feel (17)
  • Good tone (17)
  • Solid electronics (12)
  • Good pick up (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (16)
    • Jamming (13)
    • Small venues (8)
    • School bands (5)
    • Recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Novice (9), Experienced (8), 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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    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

    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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        (2 of 2 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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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Solid Guitar

              By craig

              from marco island florida

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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:

                I am very happy with this guitar. It came right out of the box pretty well set up. For the masses anyhow.
                Took about ten minutes to set up for my preference and intonation was very close right out of the box also. Its very comfortable to play and sounds great. I find myself playing more. I just got it but I can see already that I'm going to grab this one over my others very often. In my opinion you can't get a better guitar for the money.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not bad

                By Smokingaces

                from NJ

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                      I bought this for studio use only, because it had a flat top, so I could mount my Fishman guitar synthesizer pickup because I didn't want to modify my expensive guitar . Unfortunately Fishman lied when they say it fit most guitars, so I had to modify this one also.

                      It does play nice, and since with today's gadgets you can modify the sound to get any sound you like, the pickups are good.

                      I also didn't like how they used one of the neck bolts for a guitar strap holder, or the fact that since the body of the guitar is not hardwood, that they didn't put a hardwood plug on the tail end of the guitar, for the strap. Mine came with tail piece screw already stripped.

                      But for the price, what can you expect?

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                      4.0

                      Looks muchbetter than I thought it would

                      By Mike-SmK7f

                      from Vinemont, AL

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                          1st on had a broken strap button on the back, but MF took care of it quickly so my son was able to play his new guitar on Christmas morning.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent value for a fine instrument

                          By Ogdor

                          from Montana

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Arrived Well Set Up
                          • Good Feel
                          • Good Pick Up
                          • Good Tone
                          • Great Fit And Finish Fin
                          • Great Value
                          • Solid Electronics

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                              Bought for an intermediate player as a gift. Fine instrument, packed well, arrived in 2 shipping days over Thanksgiving, no damage.

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Rock and Roll Machine!

                              By JB Steel

                              from Wheeling, WV

                              About Me Professional Musician

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Jamming
                                • Practicing
                                • Recording

                                Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                                This is a fantastic guitar for the price. If you have someone wanting to learn to play, buy this guitar! I've been looking for a single pickup Gibson SG J for a while. It's very tough to find one and they're all overpriced. I came across this and was blown away by the price. It really rocks and is fun to play! I'll have to set the action, but for now I'm using it as my primary practice guitar.

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Awesome shape and feel!

                                By Guitarfan1234

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Novice

                                Pros

                                • Fun To Play
                                • Good Feel

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Practicing
                                  • School Bands

                                  Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                                  This is my first electric guitar. I bought it earlier this year. I did quite a bit of research on guitars before buying one, but I knew in the back of my mind that it had to be this beauty. Unlike other sg models, this guitar is not "neck heavy" because the neck joins the body at the 19th fret, as opposed to other models (22nd fret). This guitar looks awesome with good sounding pickups for the price. I would question using it to perform live because of some minor fret buzz on the B string, but I'm sure that can be alleviated with a proper setup. All in all, there really are no flaws with this guitar, and I strongly recommend it for any fledgling guitarists looking for an awesome-looking guitar with good pickups to boot.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Nice axe!

                                  By Jake

                                  from Pocatello ID

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Jamming
                                    • Practicing
                                    • Small Venues

                                    Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

                                    Picked this cherry finished baby up in a pawn shop for half price!
                                    had to solder a pot in it's electronics but when I did it now plays and looks like NEW! I had never played an SG the neck is narrow and fast,the pots clean and responsive and the pickups sound great!The feel and fit of this guitar is also excellent,I can see why Angus Young of AC/DC LOVES this guitar style!
                                    the only con is the low quality tuners that cannot be tightened,when these wear out I will replace them with Grovers!
                                    I can only imagine what a GREAT "beginers guitar" this would make!

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