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Now you can enjoy the classic style and killer performance of the famous Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar without destroying your budget. Features include two open-coil humbuckers, an innovative integrated killswitch/tone pot (push in the tone knob to activate killswitch), LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing, chrome hardware, and rosewood fingerboard. Limited lifetime warranty.

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Features Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 650R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 700T
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: Yes
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
Specifications
  • Body: mahogany
    Neck: Hard maple
    Neck Profile: SlimTaper "D"
    Neck Joint: Bolt-on w/tapered heel, 4-bolt recessed
    Scale length: 24.75"
    Fingerboard: rosewood with "dot" inlays
    Nut width: 1.68
    Fingerboard Radius: 12"
    Neck Pickup: 650R humbucker
    Bridge Pickup: 700T humbucker
    Pickguard: 2-layer, black/white
    Controls: 1-master volume, 1 master-tone with KillPot
    Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
    Tailpiece: StopBar
    Hardware: Nickel
    Tuners: Premium 14:1
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EpiphoneSG-Special Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 182 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid, scrappy hard rock guitar of choice

I've had great luck with this solid, unpretentious beginner's guitar. This is just as, if not more reliable than the much more expensive "serious" guitars I've owned. Everything about it...Read complete review

I've had great luck with this solid, unpretentious beginner's guitar. This is just as, if not more reliable than the much more expensive "serious" guitars I've owned. Everything about it feels great. It's a light but sturdy guitar you won't feel guilty about putting through a little punishment. Unlike some other reviewers, mine has extraordinarily good tuners. it hardly ever goes flat or sharp, even after very heavy strumming. the input jack is chintzy, like all budget guitars, but replacing it runs you twenty to forty bucks at a reputable shop. As far as electronics go, the pick-ups are fair. the open coils are nice and bright, but put out plenty of noise. The instrument's weakness is its lack of tonal versatility. It only does one sound well: hard rock. that's (partially) the result of having only one tone knob. This is an excellent no-frills beginner's guitar, and a reliable mid-range one for an unbelievable value. F*@$ Squier!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Its Good for beginners

On December 25 08, i got this guitar and i thought it was the greatest guitar in the world. I now realize that I am better than what this guitar offers me, it...Read complete review

On December 25 08, i got this guitar and i thought it was the greatest guitar in the world. I now realize that I am better than what this guitar offers me, it needs new pickups to start with. this guitar was pretty good for starters just learning the properties of the axe. I highly recommend this guitar for early risers! keep on rockin'!!

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5.0

Worth it!

By Guitario

from North Attleboro Massachusetts

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

    Excellent guitar that has solid pick ups and a kill switch if you want to go for that Tom Morello sound. Great sound in all tunings. Absolutely love it and I am pleased with it.

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    5.0

    Really good guitar for everyone!

    By Zack

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

      I got this guitar for Christmas this past year (December 25, 2015) and I must say its an amazing guitar for everybody I love music by Green Day and I just had to learn some of their songs and they sound amazing on this amazing guitar! So far since having the guitar i have learned 6 Green Day songs and it sounds almost exact (only because I don't have it tuned to e-flat) and it's just amazing to use even in a band me and my friend play together when we hangout and it just sounds and looks amazing!

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      5.0

      Fantastic!

      By Rory

      from BlackHawk Colorado

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

        The first thing I did was replace the humbuckers with a set of TV Jones pickups. This is a first class guitar!

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        5.0

        Sounds almost the same as the Gibson Sg helps me play ac/dc

        By Angus Young

        from San Jose California

        About Me Novice

        Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

        great

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this guitar again in a heartbeat!

        By Shees

        from Johnstown, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

        As a former guitarist who is getting back into playing, this is the perfect guitar to not only reteach and learn on but have a good jam session with. I love how light it is and how easy it is to play. You can go back and forth on the neck with no problem!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Practice Guitar on the Planet

        By Bruno

        from Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics
        • Very High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

          The ultimate practice guitar. Comfortable thin neck, light weight thin body -you can play it for hours. It also has great sustain, so you can play it with out an amp. Extremely well built. Good tuners. I own several guitars, this is a keeper. I bought this several months ago and this is my go to machine when I know I have to hit the woodshed.

          The only change I made was to put 9's on it o make it even easier to play for long periods of time, and just lower the action a hair.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Could not be any happier!

          By Bufferkiller

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • None That I've Yet Found

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

          I've ordered from Guitar Center many times, but this was the first time I has a product delivered to a store instead of my home. I picked it up and it was perfect out of the box. I've always had to have any new guitar setup, but this one did not need anything done to it, not even tuning. I have a feeling the store did a setup for me, but I've not been back yet to ask. I'm extremely happy, and my son loves it. The tone is great, the weight is perfect, and it plays like silk. I've been playing it when my son isn't home more than my Gibson Les Paul and any of my Fenders. It's a great instrument.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Best Buy

          By data-bank-a

          from Lowell, MA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording

            Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

            This is a great deal for the price.
            The neck plays great, feels good in your hands.
            The weight is comfortable, relatively light for a solid body.
            The sound is powerful without a lot of noise.
            What more can you ask for, for under $200?

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Guitar

            By Joe

            from San Francisco, CA

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Decent price
            • Looks good

            Cons

            • Bad pickups

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • small venues

            Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

            I got this guitar as a Christmas gift in 2014 and totally fell in love with it. It needed a good setup when I took the guitar out the box but nothing major. From a beginner's point of view it sounded nice but as I got better I noticed there was something wrong. The pickups were bad. The neck pickup was too muddy and had no clarity. Everything sounded like mush. The bridge pickup was too "fuzzy" there also wasn't any clarity. The clean sound on both pickups sounded dry and brittle. Both pickups played together sounded decent. This is a good beginners guitar and is very comfortable for all playing styles. Instead buying a new guitar I changed the pickups to Seymour Duncan Sh-2 Jazz for the neck and Sh-4 JB for the bridge. Overall, it's a great guitar just change the pickups.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome bang for the bucks.

            By Phil the Guitar Man

            from Helper, Utah

            Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

            I just recent purchased this SG Special. I did minor adjustments before playing it and when I plugged it into my Marshall amp, I was floored. The sound is incredible not to mention the sustain. The action on the fretboard is right up there with the best. For beginner or professional, this is a must have for any rock musician. It is light and easy to play. With someone like me who has 8 bad discs in his back, a Les Paul and other heavier guitars wear my back out on stage, but I could strap this one on and play all night without any pain or problms. Definitely worth the money for sure. I can't say enough on how much I enjoy playing this guitar. The sound is rich and thick and powerful! If it has bad points, I haven't found them. Besides, it is easy to handle and easy to work on. Even if you have to lay down a few extra bucks for improvement, it is well woth it. This guitar rocks!

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