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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 ...Read More

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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 451 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (274)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (121)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (35)
  • Fun to play (34)
  • Good feel (34)
  • Good pick up (23)
  • Solid electronics (23)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (34)
  • Jamming (29)
  • Small venues (15)
  • Recording (12)
  • Rock concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Novice (13), Professional musician (6)

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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5.0

My 2nd SG Special

By 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.

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    5.0

    Go ferit

    By Euel

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about SG-Special Electric Guitar:

    ez to play Got taht gibson touch Looks Good

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    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.

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    5.0

    Great PoBoys Gibson

    By Steve

    from Long Island NY

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    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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      4.0

      SG Special

      By Dale

      from WV

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

        Bought this as a 'fun' guitar. Use my Gibson LesPaul for gigging, and this as a fun guitar. Surprised as it is fun to play. I want to lower the action and put Ernie Ball extra slinkys on it. The electronics work very well. It does not have the bottom end growl like my Paul, but for the price I paid, I didn't expect it to. But all in all, I am pleased with it. Fun to play and stays in tune.

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        4.0

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

        By Jay

        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

          By Ian the musically challenged dad

          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.

            By Sgt Stress

            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!

            By Rockbox

            from Narrowsburg, NY

            About Me Experienced

            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.

              By Wizard

              from Virginia

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              Ask me a question

              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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