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Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar  

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The Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar has a body made from multipiece mahogany with a one-piece SG-style neck. 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot ...Read More

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Vintage SG punch.

The Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar has a body made from multipiece mahogany with a one-piece SG-style neck. 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, 2 humbuckers with 2 volume and 2 tone controls, 3-way pickup selector, and a stopbar with Tune-O-Matic bridge. Includes Gibson deluxe gig bag.

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FEATURES
  • Beveled, thin mahogany body, mahogany neck
  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 2 - 490 Alnico II magnet humbuckers
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Scale length/nut width: 24-3/4"/1-11/16"

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GibsonSG Special Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 160 reviews)

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A Great Player's Guitar

Mine is the Special (NOT the faded model). I have never been a fan of the 50's neck profile since I have been using the same 60's neck Les Paul for...Read complete review

Mine is the Special (NOT the faded model). I have never been a fan of the 50's neck profile since I have been using the same 60's neck Les Paul for many years now... BUT... the neck on this SG is totally comfortable and playable, I mean DREAMY playable! I love the Alnico II pickups since I prefer to get my distortion through my amp. The bottom line is that this is a very versatile guitar that is suitable to virtually any style of music. My only wishes is that it had coil splitting, at least on the neck pickup, and that it came with an actual hard shell case instead of a gig bag.

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Buy this guitar

I bought this guitar pretty early in my playing. Now 5 years later the guitar is still my favorite guitar for recording and gigging (I own 6 guitars). Look, there will always...Read complete review

I bought this guitar pretty early in my playing. Now 5 years later the guitar is still my favorite guitar for recording and gigging (I own 6 guitars). Look, there will always be someone that gets a factory defect and comes here to review it poorly. Check your guitar over. Play it for an hour. If you like the neck (Thicker than the SG Standard). You aren't going to go wrong here. Solidly built, its taken some mean falls since I've had it and the thing still plays like a dream.I switched out the bridge pickup for a duncan distortion. Which took this guitar to a whole other level. But I wouldn't say doing that is necessary, just my preference. Again if you tried the guitar and liked it in the store, you aren't going to be let down 5 years down the line. This still puts out an incredible tone.

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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sg gibson

By mo

from panama city fl

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

this is a total surprise for my husband and as far as I can tell it's exactly what my he wants. PLEASE don't emal me anymore..don't want to spoil surprise!!
Thank you!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Player's Guitar

By RJoz

from Reno, Nevade

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

Mine is the Special (NOT the faded model). I have never been a fan of the 50's neck profile since I have been using the same 60's neck Les Paul for many years now... BUT... the neck on this SG is totally comfortable and playable, I mean DREAMY playable! I love the Alnico II pickups since I prefer to get my distortion through my amp. The bottom line is that this is a very versatile guitar that is suitable to virtually any style of music. My only wishes is that it had coil splitting, at least on the neck pickup, and that it came with an actual hard shell case instead of a gig bag.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Thanks for letting me buy this mom

By KingofStrings-r3kf5

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I can't ask for more, the Gibson SG Special is the greatest purchase that I have ever made. This instrument's tonability is nothing short of impeccable to my ears and taste of music. Note, despite the fact that I had to get locking grovers to keep this in tune, i'm quite a lucky 16 year old guitar player if I do say so myself and am proud of my instrument, period.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

This guitar is heaven on strings. It's one of the best deals for a Gibson guitar I've seen in over a decade. And thats all I've seen. It's light, thin, portable, and perfect for blues, rock, and metal. I highly recomend this guitar...............SO BUY IT!!!!

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5.0

Quality!

By JasonComeaux

from Donaldsonville, LA

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

After a decade this guitar still has amazing action! Great tonal quality! From blues to metal it does it all with brilliance! Quality through and through! This guitar has been very reliable! If your looking for the Gibson sound with out breaking your arm and leg, here it is!

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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

painful

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

the other guitarist in my band has this, and man, it sounds great, but i don't know how he plays it. it literally HURTS to slide up and down the fret. it does have either warm or crunchy sound depending on what pickup you have it on. painful is all i have to say

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's an ok SG....

By Matt Hall

from Johnson City, Tn

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

i played this SG at a show i played and i was first stoked to be playing a Gibson but then i noticed that the pickups sound horrible with distortion.the finish was ruff and flat. the tuners felt like the came off an Epiphone Les Paul 100.Over all for the same price i would get an epiphone les paul custom sliver burst like i have and replace the pick ups.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More than I bargained for

By t-string

from chicago

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

After several looks and plays at the local music store, I finally got an SG Special. I'm a Gibson guy by nature and find this guitar to be a little marvel. While I prefer and have the 60's style neck on the Les Paul and ES 335, this SG's fatter neck doesnt even come into play for me. Its fast, comfortable and I just love the ease of reach on the entire fretboard. Lightweight, yet solid feeling. I underestimated this instrument. I had read a review a while ago from someone stating they couldnt put it down. Well, Im here to tell ya, I feel the same way. It's becoming my guitar of choice for gigs. As I am used to Gibsons more premire and pricy instruments, I must admit, I may change out the pickups to tighten up the low end response. I am an articulate player and its the only fault I can think of here. In closing, this guitar has literally changed my playing perspective for the better. Get this guitar and buy your Paul later. You just might find you wont need one after you spend time with this special Special.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

By ac_dc_rules

from West Virginia

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for 10 years and it has been my baby ever since. I have played pretty much everything, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Absolutely awesome guitar. Stays in tune better than any other guitar I've had, super comortable neck, screaming pickups. I even had it tattooed on my arm I love it so much!

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4.0

sg special

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

Recieved this as a gift about 4 years ago. It's the green/blue flip-flop finish, which is appearently not offered on this model anymore. Sounds really good, I switched out the pickups for SD SH-4, and SH-2, and the sucky stock Gibson tuners with Grovers. Huge improvement overall. Great guitar.

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