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 in... Read More
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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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!
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'!!
Reviewed by 169 customers
I bought one of these about 6 months ago to replace a first act electric when I decided to get serious about learning to play and it was a great decision. This guitar just feels right in your hands and the neck is very thin and comfortable for me to play since I have smaller hands. The Tune-o-matic bridge makes string changes and intonation/action adjustments a breeze and it has great sustain. The only issue I had was that the G string would hang up in the nut when trying to tune but that was easily remedied with some WD40. I got the ebony one because the cherry was out of stock but the finish is outstanding on it.
The sound and the feel of it is very nice. It's not top heavy like some SGs, so I would say it's even more comfortable than a real SG. However, there is something faulty in the pickup switch. If I switch it too fast, it seems as though something doesn't connect properly, and you end up with a sound similar to that of an EMG with a dead battery. Might be an easy fix, or it could just be bad electronic parts. Not quite sure yet. So yeah. It's a good beginner's guitar and a good budget guitar up to a certain point.
Its a decent guitar for the price though its abit on the light side which at first made me scared that it was cheep, this was not the case its a decent guitar for anyone beginner or expert i highly recommend, though the guitar is known to have neck snapping i don't see how if you take care of it; that it would happen.You would need to bash it over the head of a human to break the head...
I bought this guitar just last Friday. What a sweet guitar this is for me. I like rock. This is a rock guitar. I had more expansive guitars around me till Larry, (the guy I deal with) brought out this one. That was it. Put all the others back on the shelf. Great tone, very easy to fret, smooth transition between frets, and a beautiful cherry finish.A great first electric guitar for me.
Epiphone has hit on a somewhat decent SG for starting players. Pros: Build quality Tuners are great Extremely lightweight Easy to pick up and play Cons: sounds on high distortion mix to easy unprofessional feel Fret buzz starting at the 7th fret. This guitar is decent for beginners but it doesn't extend past that. The pickups are alright but are not that impressive on the grand scale.
OK, I didn't do my review right away. I have had this guitar for 7 years now. lets start of with the bad before I get to the good. first the intonation screws have a lot of play, not terrible but not great, the tolerances in the tuners are only OK at best, the wiring after about 5 years needed a little fixing up just as when at least mine was put together it was a little bit loose and things do start to come free. not that big a deal, put some lock tight on the threads tighten it down every thing is fine again but unlike me i would recommend doing this early. the knobs will start to come loose as well as input. just tighten them up when you first get it lock them in place and you shouldn't have any problems. the good, the neck feels great and I had absolutely no problems setting this guitar up and having it play very well. absolutely and utterly no issues there. there are some problems with this guitar but as a starter if your strapped for cash its great value for money. just keep up with it and don't let any low lying issues take over, keep them in check. I may recommend just spending a little more money though. if this is a beginning guitar for someone I know some of the les pauls or slightly higher quality epiphones hold up fantastically and for the money are great instruments. also, pick one up and play it first before you buy it. I would say it is a good starter guitar just watch out for the signs and keep on top of it so no issues arise and it will be great playing guitar. for what it is its completely worth the money.
I was looking for a second Axe to play with and this one does the job and the price was very good and the G.C. phone guy was very helpful and got me the best deal possible*...I will be looking to add to my collection, and Guitar center has very good line up of Instruments.
As a big AC/DC fan, I have grown up with the sound of Angus Young and his Gibson SG. I have yet to be blessed with the ownership of a Gibson so I am holding over with this Epiphone SG Special! It is purely a gut-busting, jaw-dropping, hardcore guitar. It is a sure fire way to bust out all the amazing riffs of Highway to Hell, You Shook Me All Night Long and Rock N' Roll Train. On the Clean side of things, you can squeeze out the tasty blues or jazz riffs. This guitar, for $144, holds its own amongst the line of Gibsons and Fenders that line the stages of the biggest headlining bands. You cannot go wrong with the Epiphone SG Special. You'll love it or I'll eat mud.
I tried this guitar at the store and noticed that it sounds amazing. The guitar has the same quality as a $400 guitar. But for all you beginners out there, you don't want this guitar unless you're planning to play heavy metal and genres around that. The sound is very deep do to the humbucker.
I bought this guitar recently at a local guitar store, and I was amazed. I tried it in the store a little bit, and I really liked it. I brought it home, and was amazed even more. The guitar looks great, it is lightweight, and it sounds great. Its pickups work well with both clean electric, and even distorted. I play a lot of punk and alternative rock, and it sounds great. I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone who is looking for a great guitar at a low price.
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