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Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar

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The Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar has a body made from multipiece mahogany with a one-piece SG-style neck. Features a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, 2 humbuckers with 2 volume and 2... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar has a body made from multipiece mahogany with a one-piece SG-style neck. Features a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, 2 humbuckers with 2 volume and 2 tone controls, 3-way pickup selector, and a stopbar with Tune-O-Matic bridge. Includes Gibson deluxe gig bag.

FEATURES

Beveled, thin mahogany body, mahogany neck
Chrome hardware
Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
2 - 490 Alnico II magnet humbuckers
2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
Scale length/nut width: 24-3/4"/1-11/16"

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GibsonSG Special Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

SG Owner

I've owned a Gibson SG Special for 1 year. I have been playing for 27 years and am totally satisfied. The action, sustain, tone and quality of this guitar is excellent.

I've owned a Gibson SG Special for 1 year. I have been playing for 27 years and am totally satisfied. The action, sustain, tone and quality of this guitar is excellent.

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uhm....

i know that the tone is good especially for rock .... but there is no difference with the faded one except the finish .thats why it says "pay for the guitar...Read complete review

i know that the tone is good especially for rock .... but there is no difference with the faded one except the finish .thats why it says "pay for the guitar not the paint job" in the faded sg special description.so please buy the other one unless you have alot of extra cash for this.

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(28 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SG Owner

By CometNites

from Jacksonville, FL

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I've owned a Gibson SG Special for 1 year. I have been playing for 27 years and am totally satisfied. The action, sustain, tone and quality of this guitar is excellent.

(24 of 66 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

uhm....

By guitar

from Somewhere over the rainbow

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

i know that the tone is good especially for rock .... but there is no difference with the faded one except the finish .thats why it says "pay for the guitar not the paint job" in the faded sg special description.so please buy the other one unless you have alot of extra cash for this.

(14 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WHOA!

By eli

from somewhere over the rainbow

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

Like i said, WHOA! My friend in my band has three of these! I played it & the crisp tone & high quality sound was amazing! I couldn't put this baby down when he handed it 2 me! Im definately buyin 1 of these! We play music like AC/DC & this is a perfect guitar for that kinda rock! I'm not sure how it is for altenative or blues music but I'll tell you it's way underpriced! You should definately buy one!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The SG

By Eric

from Minnesota

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I have a strat and a les paul, and I'll tell you, this SG is where its at. It is such a great guitar alround. I bought my les paul for 2300, and I said my next guitar wasnt going to cost that much, so I picked up the black SG special. you cant go wrong with the SG, it has just about the same sound as a les paul, it is 100000000 times lighter than the les paul, and the best part is, it costs much less than the les paul. I would say this a pretty solid guitar, I you are considering buying it, you will not regret having this guitar in your arsonal.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Truly incredible.

By Jesse

from Brooklyn, NY

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

Ok, so as a quick disclaimer I do NOT have the EXACT product sold here. I actually have a used 1998 plum (dark purple) colored Gibson SG special. But, it is basically the same thing. Anyway, this guitar is AWESOME. The fret action is fantastic, and I can tackle any riff I want on this thing with ease. There are a wide range of tones available, and this thing can play any genre, easily. It comes out of tune quite easily, though, but that might be just because mine is pretty aged. That being said, it is in fantastic condition, and I plan on having this guitar and enjoying it greatly for many years to come.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This SG is Special!

By mmukav

from Chardon, Ohio

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

This SG Special 'is' the real deal my guitar-slinging friends! The familiar 'devil's horns' solid mahogany body is resonant, great looking and lightweight. It's finished in a durable gloss, no 'faded finish' on this ax! The 22 fret, dot inlay neck is fast and comfortable. Your hand won't cramp after a long night of playing. The Gibson 'Green Keys tuners are tight, and all the hardware is nicely chromed. It comes with a padded gig bag, but I'd rather it came with a hardshelled case. It's power comes from 2 open-coil Humbuckers. I'd like to see either 2 P-90's or BurstBucker Pros. This would add more punch to this otherwise great sounding guitar. All in all a great value on a Great Gibson SG!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SG special: Special SG

By Ducky

from Highland park, IL

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

Ok, right off the bat, a lot of people say that your paying $300 for a paint job. let me tell you right now. the paint job is beautiful, but if you test one of these out, that raw sg power is gonna blow you away. In comparison to the faded for example, the faded is cheap, it looks worse anyway, and it dosen't have that, rich full satisfying sound that I for one Can't get enough of. And if you don't like the sound, I have one SG with the slash seymour duncan low output pickups. Gibson has a beautiful instrument here, and i would take it over some of those $5000 SG's because I haven't found anything that can match this baby. its really light, perfect for easy transitions, it has great quality craftsminship, and i can't find a con.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Guitar

By Donald Lamb

from Green Springs, OH

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I'm only a beginner at guitar but this guitar is the best one I've played yet. Its only the second guitar I've owned but I've played long enough to know that this is a good deal for this great guitar. The pick ups are nice and the sound is great. This is a must buy.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite guitar

By I<3Gibson

from Glastonbury, Ct

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I had just baught a USED Gibson SG ebony Spcial with 57 humbuckers in it. I have not put it down. its the best guitar i own and its used. its ovbiously better than my yamaha knockoff strat and its way better than my mexican made tele. i play it through a line 6 spider II 75 watt and i love it

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar!

By Nick

from Acworth, GA

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

This guitar shreds super sick. Awesome tones throughout. It sounds awesome and looks awesome. The only problems i had with it was when i would try to do a guitar flip, the fact that the strap holder thing was on the back of the guitar prevented me from doing anything. And the tuning pegs sucked when i got the guitar so i got new ones. But overall sick guitar dude.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best SG for under $1000

By Awesomedude433

from Homer Glen, IL

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

This guitar is awesome. Some people say it's the same as the faded and don't buy it, but I have used the Faded and there IS A DIFFERANCE! This one has a brighter sound, so it sounds really good for any style of rock. The sound is quite AC/DC, but still has its own flavor. If you want the best guitar for under $1000, buy this, its worth every penny.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid

By Robbie

from Clovis

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

This is a solid guitar. It has great crunch for that metal sound that you want, especially with a Marshall amp. It is not easy to play extremely fast solos, but if your looking to play 70's and 80's classic rock, this is the guitar you want!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Switching to Gibson

By Dr. E

from Baltimore MD

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about 3 years back, and I've been using it as my main guitar since. When i started playing, I preferred playing Fenders and never even thought to try a Gibson. When I bought this guitar I was very pleased with my purchase and I have been buying Gibson guitars ever since. But this is the guitar I still use as my primary guitar and I'm very impressed with it's durability. Most of my guitars look very worn within the first to years from playing so much, but this one still looks completely new. The sound is great with any amp I've used it with. I even went as far as to recommend it to a friend who was just beginning to learn guitar and they had a very easy time learning with this particular guitar. So, needless to say, it's good for the experienced guitarist as well as a beginner. This guitar opened me up to a whole other variety of guitars and i would recommend this to anyone, even someone who may not necessarily like the Gibson guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Road tested rock legend

By Jay Hays

from Cincinnat

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I have played in a touring band for years and own several classic guitars (80's les paul standard, fender 72 tele custom), and when l am on stage, I will only play 2 SG specials. I have beaten them to death and they come back every time. Sling them, pound them, tear the strings of bare-handed...this guitar delivers tone, sustain, ear punishing quality sound. Get one of these and never look back.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it

By Cole

from Hoover, AL

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

Recently bought one. best purchase i have ever made. plays great, feels wonderfully, stays in tune, i would recommend comboing this with a marshall amp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

greeeeeeeaaaaaat

By paty jam

from bs as, argentina

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

sounds great any style you play

 
5.0

The Best Guitar Out There!!

By SG Lover

from Allen Park, MI

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I own this guitar and I must say, it has the best tone I have ever heard out of an electric guitar. It is great for playing everything from jazz/rock/and metal. SG Special plays it all!!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great SG!!!

By tennis0u812

from Fayetteville, NC

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

This guitar is great. I've owned this guitar for about 5 years, and it has not failed me yet. The Tone is great from the bridge, and the neck pickups. And the Rosewood Neck is also outstanding. Overall this guitar is Amazing, especially for the price.

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Jared999

from Oak Lawn, IL

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

Very good guitar. I have had mine for about 6 months and have been playing for about 3 years. Amazing neck and tone. I use a Schecter and a Fender as well and this one is my main one. It is extremely light-weight and easy to play for hours. I recomend this to anyone looking for a professional level guitar. I play my friends '72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, but I have to say I like the feel of mine better.

 
5.0

I love this guitar!

By gibson16

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar three years ago and it still is sounding brand new. The guitar has an awsome, deep sound to it that will sound good on any amp. The pickups are high quality and the action on the guitar is sweet. I got the black on black coloring and it looks hardcore, perfect for any rocker. It is very easy to change the strings on this guitar, which also is a plus. The Gibson SG Special is a high quality guitar that I would recommend to any serious guitar player.

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