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Gibson SG Special Ltd. Electric Guitar

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With a shocking blue mist finish, the SG Special Ltd. electric guitar will turn heads everywhere. The Original Gibson SG shattered all perceptions of...Click To Read More About This Product

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A rare edition of one rock's most revered electric guitars.

With a shocking blue mist finish, the SG Special Ltd. electric guitar will turn heads everywhere. The Original Gibson SG shattered all perceptions of what a guitar should be when it was 1st introduced in 1961. Today, the SG stands as one of Gibson's most popular and best selling guitars. Its distinctive twin cutaways, pointed horns, and beveled edges have made it one of the most inspired and iconic designs in the history of guitar making. The versatile Gibson Special offers the best combination of features and value in the Gibson line, with its streamlined, solid and lightweight mahogany body, and traditional 22-fret mahogany neck, dot inlays, and "C" neck profile. Add a pair of Gibson's 490R/490T Alnico magnet pickups” packed with traditional humbucker tone and enhanced highs” and you've got yourself one affordable, powerhouse SG.

  • Body Style: SG Double Cutaway
  • Body: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck: Set Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: C Shape
  • Peghead Pitch: 17 Degrees
  • Neck Joint Location: 19th Fret
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • No. Of Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.69"
  • Radius: 12"
  • Inlays: Dots On Neck, Gibson Logo On Headstock
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Knobs: Black Top Hat With Silver Inserts
  • Tuners: Chrome
  • Neck Pickup: 490r
  • Bridge Pickup: 490t
  • Controls: Two Volume, Two Tone, 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Case: Hardshell

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A Bit About The Color

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

The SG is a great guitar and this model is no exception. Great value, great playability, great sound, etc. If you're looking at an SG, you've already done your homework, I'm sure. But I did not really want to review the guitar as much as the color because I suspect that most people interested in this edition will be interested in the Blue Mist finish. Well, I checked out a lot of pictures on this site and others and most of them range from ice blue to silver blue. But, in person, this guitar is really much more of a dark grey with a slight blue tint. It's really rather dull, to my taste. So, if you think you're buying a blue guitar, as the name implies, I think you'll be disappointed. Just my feedback, for whatever it's worth.

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Blue Mist SG Special

By Moe Phugga

from Chapel Hill, NC

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  • 22 Frets
  • Color
  • Head Turner Color
  • Head Turner Nice C-shape
  • Thicker C-shaped Neck


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Best Uses

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  • Stage
  • Studio

I bought mine in 2012 from Guitar Center. They had a special run of 100 made up for their stores in 2008 and this one was NOS. I guess it had gotten lost in the storeroom or something, since I can't imagine it staying on display that long without selling. Also, there was hardly any sign of handling or playing.

I must admit that I was drawn to the guitar by the color, but once I played it, I was sold. The C-shaped neck was a nice change for an SG. Every other one I've owned had the super slim neck and suffered the usual problems associated with them. Won't hold tune, every movement transfers through to the sound, that kind of thing. This new Special is actually easier to play in most senses. Full chords are easier to hold and it stays in tune as well as a Les Paul.

The pickups have plenty of great tones, and the pots, switch and jack seem to be very good quality. Thats to be expected from Gibson anyway, but it doesn't hurt to give them credit when it's due.

Something that many people didn't catch about these guitars is that they are 22 fret, and the body shape is a bit different around the top where the neck and body join. It's pretty obvious when you compare it side by side with the 21 fret models. I think that may have some bearing on the choice of the thicker neck also.

All in all, I really like the guitar. I've owned several SGs and this one stands out with the 22 frets and the c-shaped neck. It makes a great platform for customizing with different pickups and such. I'm sure it will be a sought after model in years to come, maybe even more so than the Pelham blue guitars. I think the Blue Mist looks much better.

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Good guitar, small issues

By Esdreas

from Undisclosed

This is a VERY nice guitar. I love it, although there are a few things I do not like. The bridge pickup, has very little output and the higher strings do not really cut through like I would like them to, so I plan on replacing it. Also, on mine on two of the tuners there was a screw missing on the back which is disappointing because it IS a Gibson, although it was probly only on mine. Keep in mind, the finish is beautiful and everywhere I go people comment on it. It is a great guitar with a few small problems that are easily fixed.


Gibson sound, great price

By PureGibson

from Tennessee

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I tried this guitar at the music store. I must say I was suprised. I expected to play it and say something like, it is not good,but I picked it up and it really screamed. It was good it screamed pretty well. Now it was not perfect, but, with the price it is good. My only complaint is it seems the finish on the neck made your fingers kind of stick to it.


Great Guitar

By SGLover

from Toronto, Ontario

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This Guitar is great it always seems to stay in tune I've had it for quite a while, I did not buy it off this website, Though. Overall greart guitar .



By Sir Charles

from North Carolina

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I bought mine on Black Friday and am very pleased with the incredible value. I gave it a thorough cosmetic inspection and found it to be flawless. The guitar is easy to tune and stays in tune. The ebony fret board seems to give it even more of the signature SG chime/ring than a SG Standard. It plays like a dream and I would buy another to replace it if something happened to it. I do wish it had pearl inlays, or at least more dots on the fret board. Other than that, it?s perfect. The color looks better in person than in the pictures ? it?s a real head turner!


Great Gibson

By Dave-Z6GMN

from Niles,ohio

I bought one of these a while ago they are great and are extremely comfortable to paly


Nice guitar.....

By Morgan-l.XcI

from Winston-Salem, NC

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This is a nice guitar. It has the basic needs of a metal guitarist or anyone who wants big tone and a fast neck. Mahogany body, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, fairly simple controls, that makes this guitar great. The pickups are TERRIBLE, the sound has WAY too much bass in it and they are not clear at all, I would replace them anyway for active pickups. It's a little top heavy(yet lightweight) but it may not be a problem for everyone. The finish is unique and beautiful. All this needs is some new pickups and you're ready to tear it up.



By Indian Bruce

from Clovis, CA

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Great guitar, great action, love the neck, the pickups are awesome. Great sound. Perhaps someone needs to dial in the volume/tone controls better. I've got the sound that I want and I love the finish on this guitar. The hardshell case is nice, really nice!

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