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Gibson SG Special 2018 - Solid Body Electric Guitar

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The SG Special guitar comes equipped with a pair of mini-humbucking pickups delivering bright, crisp tones. It combines impressive looks via small-block inlays in an un-bound rosewood fingerboard, teardrop pickguard and a satin-nitro finish that perfectly blend style and simplicity. A SlimTaper neck delivers increased comfort and ease for faster pl...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The SG Special guitar comes equipped with a pair of mini-humbucking pickups delivering bright, crisp tones. It combines impressive looks via small-block inlays in an un-bound rosewood fingerboard, teardrop pickguard and a satin-nitro finish that perfectly blend style and simplicity. A SlimTaper neck delivers increased comfort and ease for faster playing. Includes softshell case.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Mini humbucker
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Mini humbucker
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style Keystones
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish, Electronics
  • Case: Softshell case 
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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GibsonSG Special 2018 - Solid Body Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My first Gibson and it is quality top to toe

By Scott Payer

from Royal Oak, MI

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Pros

  • great fret work
  • Great Pickups
  • Light weight
  • Smooth Neck

Cons

  • no cons

Best Uses

  • Use it for any purpose
  • Use it for any style

Comments about Gibson SG Special 2018 - Solid Body Electric Guitar:

Gibson SG Special 2018 Review

After having played guitar for 40 years I was recently turned on to the SG body style so I started looking for local stock.

On Friday October 20th 2017 I went to one GC location in MI to consider trading in my PRS S2 for a 2016 SG Special HP with a ridiculously good clearance price but the G Force tuners quickly shouted 40 miles of bad road. If I had been willing to replace the tuners, it could have been a great deal. The guitar was beautiful but between the tuners, existing setup and feel of the neck in my hands, I did not feel the connection I needed and decided it would be a bad move for me. While there I played a 2018 SG Special in Natural Satin -which is the guitar being reviewed here- and it was perfect in every way with regards to quality. It was full price and out of my planned budget, but I left the store feeling a wow factor for the 2018 Special. The following day I decided to return something and went to my usual store in Southfield. They received delivery of this model two days before so it had not been on the wall very long. I played it, loved it and had the store luthier -who is a trusted friend and advisor- give it a five minute tweak and decided to buy it then and there. I love this guitar for the following reasons.
1. The light weight body,
2. The Mini HB's,
3. The satin finish on body and back of neck,
4. Action,
5. Clean and OD tones,
6. Fret finishing and level

I have played many Gibson Les Paul's but never bought one. I have played one Gibson SG belonging to a friend last month and it is significant -to me at least- that this is the first Gibson that drew me in. Say what you want about Gibson these days, or rant about -addyourowncomplainthere- but I played two of this same model in two days and for the price I paid for mine I am confident I got what I was looking for. I know I paid a lot for the Brand name but I also got the quality I expected from that name.

(4 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Every year quality control goes down.

By Benny

from Bellingham, WA

Pros

  • P90s
  • Wood Grain

Cons

  • Attention to detail
  • Not sturdy neck joint to headstock
  • Quality
  • Sustain

Best Uses

  • No Idea

Comments about Gibson SG Special 2018 - Solid Body Electric Guitar:

I have a 2006 sg standard plus top I play the heck out of. This year was right before Gibson took a dip in sales and quality yet again. I recently went to Guitar Center bellingham and found this special sitting on the wall. Upon picking it up the fret ends were digging into my fingers and the neck paint felt splotched and sticky. Keep in mind I walked in the hour it was unboxed. I decided to plug it In to test it with my 06 I brought in to fiddle with and the 2018 was horrible. Not only did my sg sustain longer, it was intonated and the attention to detail was far better. I must say the 2018 looked good at a distance but lacked setup and qc. I herd the whole mess about Gibson's quality control and wanted to get answers and I did.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome SG Special

By Paranoid Fan

from La Mesa, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibson SG Special 2018 - Solid Body Electric Guitar:

    I have three Standard SGs that I love playing, but I wanted to check out this Special SG to get a feel for it. I had heard before that Specials don't even come close to Standards, and I picked up this Special with that in mind. Once I picked it up, I could not put it down; I play this guitar more often than my Standards. This guitar is very light, plays great for a non-Standard, and its pick ups superseded all my expectations. The Special that I bought was fresh out of the box (I literally saw it being removed from the box), and it plays even better than the Special I tried in store. Honestly, I am 100% satisfied with my purchased!

     
    5.0

    Light but powerful

    By Jon

    from Dallas, Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson SG Special 2018 - Solid Body Electric Guitar:

      The SG special is much lighter than the standard. I like the satin finish over gloss. To me, the special is a stripped down standard. Why would i pay extra $400 for the gloss, pearloid, & binding? The one i bought is setup according to my preference. I love the mini humbuckers, its creamy tone will melt you. Plus mine comes with the historic brown hardshell case instead of the softcase. My first ever Gibson + it's my wife's bday present to me = SPECIAL.

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