The 2017 SG Special T is the perfect guitar for the player who desires vintage looks and authentic Gibson tones, but also wants to get the best that Gibson's modern construction methods have to offer.... Read More
The 2017 SG Special T is the perfect guitar for the player who desires vintage looks and authentic Gibson tones, but also wants to get the best that Gibson's modern construction methods have to offer. A satin finish, nickel-plated hardware, and vintage-style keystone tuners give this SG Special the traditional vibe that we all love. Its slim-taper neck, modern pickups, and small-block inlays suit it to today's most demanding players—and it all comes at a truly stunning price for a genuine American-made Gibson guitar. Delivered in a padded gig bag with a strap and polishing cloth.
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Comments about Gibson 2017 SG Special T Electric Guitar:
I bought this guitar because I needed a backup SG for my AC/DC tribute band. When I unboxed the guitar, the factory setup was not great and it required some tweaking. I did not care for the feel of the satin cherry finish, either, and I think the single-ply pick guard looks cheap and was an asinine way to cut corners considering you can get a 3-ply on even an Epiphone G-400 model. I also ordered a new truss rod cover to get rid of the "SPECIAL" on the truss rod cover. Overall I questioned my purchase at first, however, when I plugged this guitar in, I began to feel completely different about it. The tone is on par with any SG Standard I've ever owned. The volume roll is very dynamic. It cleans up when you roll back, without muffling, and gives you more gain as you roll up. Today I will be ordering a 3-ply pick guard for it and that will go a long way toward giving it a much better look. I will also be adding a "RHYTHM/TREBLE" trim ring around the pickup switch. I do love the fact that they put block inlays in this model instead of dots, and that you can get it with the angel wing pick guard and not the stupid bat wing that they put on most Standards from the late 80s through last year, with a year or two where they didn't in between. It gives it a more vintage look. The only area in which I feel this guitar disappoints me is when I compare it to just about anything PRS SE puts out. It pales in comparison to my upper-end PRS SE Mikael Akerfeldt model. It's just really hard to top the quality PRS SE puts out for as little money as they do, and I suspect that's why Gibson has had to improve their lower-end models and move features from the $1,800 SG down to the SG Standard model.