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Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar Black

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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

By ac_dc_rules

from West Virginia

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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!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More than I bargained for

By t-string

from chicago

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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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Player's Guitar

By RJoz

from Nevada

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Awesome Rocker!

By B-rad

from Cleveland OH

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Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar two weeks ago and boy am I impressed. I needed a backup to my LP Studio and I played dozens of guitars. Ultimately I found a used SG special for a really sweet price, and I could'nt find a reason not to buy it. The action is perfect, it stays in tune for days, it looks great and even with the stock pickups it crunches with authority. Through my '71 100W Super Lead this thing sounds amazing,with actually more punch than my Les Paul. That said, some may find the stock pickups lacking in high end. Whoopty-do.Change 'em out. I may ultimately put '57 Classics in it, but for now I'm more than happy. Another concern some may have is the neck. It is BIG and FAT! Personally I love it,but some might be put off.At any rate,don't expect to get the skinny '60's neck on this sucker.For the money there was nothing comparable to this SG. Why spend your hard earned cash on something made overseas when you can get a genuine American-made Gibson for the same money?

(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!!!!

(0 of 4 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!

 
5.0

this guitar kicks a**

By Vermillion48

from Steger Illinios

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar a day ago and I like havent stoped playing it the sound is awsome so to any one with the money to buy it GO FOR IT

 
5.0

great guitar

By danny-Qns2c

from rockland mass

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Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for about a year, it realy is great. It buzzes a bit but w/e,has pretty much the same tone as the stantdard, just not as well built, i play it trough a marhal avt150 halfstack and a metal zone pedal and its unbelievable for anything but medal, thats wen i get my jackson kelly...

 
5.0

This is one of the greatest guitars ever!

By Page&Iommi 4ever

from Oakland County, Michigan

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

First off, I must say that this is one of the finest instruments ever concieved by man. One really neat feature about this guitar is its weight, its like playing a feather to me. The tone on this guitar is MINDBLOWING!! I use this guitar with my B-52 halfstack and get such great sounds. The feel of this guitar is sooo incredible, its almost angelic. This guitar is perfect for playing rock and metal, i would highly recommend buying this guitar if you haven't.

 
5.0

none better

By Thaddeusmcklown

from long island, ny

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

my first new electric - i wouldn't have any other, its the greatest in the world

 
5.0

I can't stop!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

This is by far the best electric guitar for under 1000 dollars!! I got it jus 24 hours ago and it hasen't left my shoulder since(except for means and sleep. Duh) I thought for a long time was going to get an american strat but got this instead. It's perfect, way better than the strat.The SG is full of tone, from deep chunky lows to ear splintering highs. So versital too, I've played everything on it and it all sounds great.playing it clean gives fabulous airy sounds and with distortion is a rock machinePlus the wine red is awsome(it's a lot lighter then in the pic) Best money i every spent!

 
1.0

Buy this guitar

By SG special through Spider Valve

from New York

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Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric 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 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.

 
5.0

My Fave

By mcneely

from Kentucky

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Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I own a 68' V, two strats, and this puppy. It's my #1 guitar onstage. It's no wonder this guitar is so overused by so many awesome players. It's simplistic, visually awesome, and gets the job done no matter what I'm playing. People may talk trash, But a Gibson is still a Gibson.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

93' sg

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I just bought this used 93' sg from my local music store. It is in heritage cherry which is not offered on this model anymore (only on the faded now). The guitar is in good condition and stays in tune. It sounds exceptional without amplification which is a good sign. The pickups are exceptional and give a very slash like sound with the tone rolled all the way off. I live the electronics used on it. The only problem I've had with it yet is the my rythm pickup was shorting out. It was a quick and easy fix. Overall, I think that this is an exceptional guitar and would recomend it to anyone needing a professional instrument for a good price, very good for the money payed.

 
5.0

Best Guitar Ever

By guitar23player

from Foothill Ranch, CA

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

The Gibson Sg Special has to be the best all around guitar I have ever seen. It plays smooth and quick, it looks awesome, there's nothing bad about it. This guitar is worth every cent.

 
5.0

IF U WANNA BUY THIS

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

this is the guitar to get, even makes you AMP SOUND BETTER!!! i have a crate halfstack and it sounds great with my gibson, i bought it used for 500 and it was the best deal i got on anything in my life, do not pass this up if u have 850 bucks to spend on a guitar, even the finsih looks gREAT

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

RIP-OFF!!!

By criss-7

from peckertown, MI

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

this guitar is a rip-off! i bought it the other day and it sux. i have a schecter c-1 elite i have had 4 5 years that sings a lot better than this. gibson costs so much just cuz their guitars say gibson on them.frets r too small. pickups are really bad. the bridge pikup fell off 2 days after i bought it! it sux. period.

 
5.0

Good Investment

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I've always wanted an sg. Since I was eight when I saw a video of Santana playing Woodstock using that guitar. This is a pretty good guitar. The playability is awesome. What I love about this guitar is that is very very light. The stock pick ups are alright, and most likely you would want to change them. I recommend emg's if you play metal or the Gibson 57 classics or 498t's for a more versatile and classic sound. I prefer this guitar over the standard because the only slight difference is the fretboards, which i dont really like how they look. If you can find this guitar for less than $850, dont hesitate on getting it.

 
5.0

the gibson sg special=perfect

By emoisinscreamoisreallyin

from minneapolis

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Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

well i got this guitat after months of saving,i had enough to get the standard and i liked the feel of this one alot better. its sleeker and easier to play. its the easisest gutiar to play ive ever played the action is perfect andit feels great. The sound is nothing short of amazing, when u start rocking out it sounds really good, powerchords, solos...anything sounds really really really nice. it sounds professional. it feels really nice. the quality is perfect, theres absolutely nothing wrong with it, everything works perfect, the paint is fine. IT LOOKS HOTT!!!!!!!!!!!! its the most beautiful guitar on the market, i got it in ebony and it is just amazing. i compared with an american tele and a bunch of other guitars, this is the best. its made in america, its a Gibson, its got a lifetime warranty...who wouldnt want this?? ITS PERFECT---->A+++++++++,

 
5.0

Just GREAT!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

You can't get a better guitar for that price. The Sg Special has that awesome Gibson tone. AMAZING!!!!! Incredible light and really good to play on stage. The most comfortable guitar you can get. Just the same as SG Standard (but cheaper) GO GET THIS GUITAR!!!!

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