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Gibson SG Special Swamp Ash Electric Guitar
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Harder than the SG's normal mahogany, the swamp ash body on this Gibson SG Special Swamp Ash Electric Guitar delivers a brighter, snappier tone throu...Read More
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Gorgeous swamp ash offers unique looks, tone, and weight relief.
Harder than the SG's normal mahogany, the swamp ash body on this Gibson SG Special Swamp Ash Electric Guitar delivers a brighter, snappier tone through Gibson's premier '57 Classic humbuckers. Traditional mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard plays fast and easy.
- Swamp ash body
- Set mahogany neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- '57 Classic humbuckers
- 24-3/4" scale
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Simply a fantastic instrument. The one I have is very light, it weighs 6lbs. 1oz. on a scale. The pickups are very responsive in relation to the two volume controls. Even with the volume on 3 or 4, the guitar still has a great tone. There are a lot of combination of tones due to the volume controls and pickups of this instrument. It has a woody tone, not sure but maybe due to the satin finish. The Classic '57s are bright pickups as some here have mentioned. I have a Norlin-era Les Paul with "Series VII High Output" pickups, and I would describe that guitar as very dark. This one has an excellent selection of differences, and when new sold for just a tad over $1,000, makes for an awesome value out of the Gibson company. I've had it now for 2 months, and I now play this quite a bit more than my others guitars. This one is especially excellent for the blues.
This is my fourth SG and possibly my favorite. Unpluged,the swamp ash body is louder and brighter than mahogany. Through an amp it is the brightest SG I've ever played. But its not too bright. With distortion, all the notes ring through clearly. I suspect mine actually has 490's and not 57's as the string spacing on the bridge pickup is a tad wider than the neck pickup. 57's are the same. No matter though, I wouldn't dream of changing them. This guitar rocks and I'm happy to own it.
A guitar of this price should have came with a hardcase, I purchased a Gibson SG case. This is my first SG, I like the thin lightweight body, the clear satin finish on my Swamp Ash SG is almost like raw wood with a sealer on it, I like the sound of the Classic 57's but then I run all my guitars threw a processor, I don't think a person would be sorry for buying this guitar. I own 3 Gibsons and I think Fender does a better job on finish and fit. You have to pay for the Gibson name.
I finally got my SG today, after literally months of looking for one, I got a blem one for $540, so the value for mine was 10/10.I have a SG Classic, and a Vintage Mahogany Les Paul, and this guitar is definately a wonderful addition to my collection of guitars. The body, even though it's made of a harder swamp ash wood, is so light, at least half the weight of my classic. The neck is fantastically slim, really easy to play and fast. The frets are rounded extremely well. The tuners are below par, I will be changing those to grovers as soon as I can, and I don't really like the knobs on the guitar either. The pick ups are awesome, they are the loudest of my Gibsons, (p90's and burstbuckers on the other two) and they are very rough and rock n roll. They sound so good!! It's definately a little powerhouse of a guitar, wolf in sheeps clothing is a good way to describe it. It cleans up nicely, and the neck pick up is bright and sparkly. It's a nice, comfortable, smooth, wickedly easy guitar to play. If something happened to this guitar, I would definately get another one. Fanastic. Highly Recommended.
I have played a lot of guitars and a few SG's but this is the best guitar I have ever played. It has a good tone even through the cheapest amp, it is light and easy to play, and looks killer with the natural finish. The best guitar I have ever had.