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Gibson 2017 SG Special T Electric Guitar  (Open Box)
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Product# J44980

You'll love the vintage tone paired with modern construction and reliability.

The 2017 SG Special T is the perfect guitar for the player who desires vintage looks and authentic Gibson tones, but also wants to get the best that Gibson's modern construction methods have to offer. A satin finish, nickel-plated hardware, and vintage-style keystone tuners give this SG Special the traditional vibe that we all love. Its slim-taper neck, modern pickups, and small-block inlays suit it to today's most demanding players—and it all comes at a truly stunning price for a genuine American-made Gibson guitar. Delivered in a padded gig bag with a strap and polishing cloth.

  • Body shape: SG
  • Body type: Solid Body
  • Body material: Mahogany
  • Top wood: Mahogany
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Select finish
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Neck shape: Slim Taper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set Neck
  • Scale length: 24.75
  • Truss rod: Single Action
  • Neck finish: Select finish
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.695
  • Configuration: Dual Humbuckers
  • Neck: Gibson 490R
  • Middle: N/A
  • Bridge: Gibson 490T
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel:
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None 
  • Control layout: 2 volume, 2 tone knobs
  • Pickup switch: 3-way switch
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Tune-o-matic
  • Bridge design:
  • Tailpiece: Stop Bar
  • Tuning machines: Vitnage Style Keystone Tuners
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: Owners Manual, Truss Rod Wrench
  • Country of origin: USA

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Gibson2017 SG Special T Electric Guitar

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If you're lucky, you'll get a good one

By Nick

from Tennessee

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson 2017 SG Special T Electric Guitar:

The guitar sounds and plays great. Finish had a few rough spots that weren't sanded properly. The pickups sound perfect! Nice clear clean tone with great sustain and bite for dirty tones. The big problem...the neck was set incorrectly at the factory. Guitar intonation was terrible from the factory. So sharp on the G and low E strings that I ran out of adjustment room. Plus even though the action was correct now, the tune-o-matic thumb screw was as low as it could go on the treble side, which means no way to lower the action in the future if I change string gauges. I sent it back and asked for a personally inspected replacement.

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Amazing playability.

By G-funk

from Mel Beach, Fl

Comments about Gibson 2017 SG Special T Electric Guitar:

This is my first time owning a Gibson. I've always played decent epiphones and fenders. Once I strapped this on and plugged it in, I knew my life had changed. This guitar is very well made, easy to play and beautiful. The price point is extremely fair for the quality. I've always dreamed of owning a SG. Now I do. This guitar is no joke.

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Great Product for the Price

By Jeff

from CNY

Comments about Gibson 2017 SG Special T Electric Guitar:

I went into the shop thinking I wanted some type of Telecaster, but I left with one of these. I've never been an SG guy, but the vintage satin sunburst caught my eye and the price wasn't out of my range. It plays well and holds standard tuning. The weight (or lack of) is nice on the back. The pickups work great for rock and with the right amp and/or OD pedal, could probably do some more, "modern," metal but there are definitely better choices. They work well for what I typically play (punk, indie, hardcore), but I might consider swapping them out eventually.

I've had it for six months and it's been my primary guitar since I bought it.

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Fantastic SG!

By Human Person

from Milwaukee, WI, USA

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Comments about Gibson 2017 SG Special T Electric Guitar:

Very well constructed. Great feel between grain and finish. Super inviting playability. Sharp looking- very sharp looking. Rock n roll classic in a slick- affordable package.

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