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A classic joins the anniversary celebration with a list of special features.
The Gibson 2014 SG Special Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has a solid mahogany body and a maple neck with a '60s slim profile. The 24-fret rosewood fingerboard has trapezoid inlays and sports a 120th Anniversary banner at the 12th fret. The headstock has "2014" on the back and a "Special" truss-rod cover to commemorate the anniversary year.
Electronics include the classic combination of 490R and 490T pickups with chrome covers and dark cream mounting rings. This SG Special benefits from the full-array anniversary bonuses including max grip speed knobs, vintage-style tuners, a Graph Tech nut and chrome tune-o-matic bridge. It includes a gig bag.
You'll have a reason to celebrate when you open its box. Order today.
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Comments about Gibson 2014 SG Special Electric Guitar:
This year has caused quite a stir with Gibson fans, and I actually think it's a step in the right direction. Not only giving mild touches of 'modern' in the 2014 line, it's clear they're keeping up with the times and including features that have recently earned PRS a large market share.
The 2014 SG Special looks like a stylish, modernized SG - Yet it has all the same Gibson vibe that players have learned to love over the years.
One feature - That isn't even advertised - Is the inclusion of coil tapping. The ability to coil tap this SG actually clarifies why this is an 'sg special'. It may not be P90's, but you definitely get a satisfactory tone.
I feel this model deserves a little better than the 490 pickups, but they're still good and have a distinct flavor.
I'm not sure how well the PLEK system is working out for Gibson, because my guitar came with incredibly low action which led to a lot of fret buzz in the low E and B strings. Raising the saddles a bit fixed the problem in the low E, but the B is still a little buzzy on the first few frets. Nothing a small truss rod adjustment won't fix.
Even though these guitars are machined, there's definitely some hand made elements going on in the instrument that come through. Small bits of buffing or sanding around the neck edges and nut, and a ton of character in the wood. Near the edge of the 7th fret I got a piece of rosewood that was knotted at the end, leaving a small indentation in the wood. Completely cosmetic and doesn't effect the playability, but it does give the instrument 'mojo.' It's clear that no two models will be perfectly identical, and I think that's part of the appeal with Gibson.