The SG Special delivers big time on SG Standard-style tone and playability at an amazing price, through its genuine Gibson humbucking pickups, classic tonewoods, a fast and comfortable slim neck profile, and uncompromising Gibson construction quality. Add in a raft of innovative new features for 2014, finish it in your choice of Butterscotch Vintage Gloss, Heritage Cherry Vintage Gloss, Desert Burst Vintage Gloss, Ebony Vintage Gloss, Fireburst Vintage Gloss, or Walnut Vintage Gloss, and the new SG Special looks as great as it feels and sounds.
Heritage Cherry (Vintage Gloss)
2014 To be had Finishes
The SG Special is crafted in the image of the original SG Standard, with an asymmetrical double-cutaway body for excellent upper-fret access. It’s made from solid mahogany and features a glued-in maple neck with a slim ’60s profile, rosewood fingerboard topped with a TekToid nut to minimize friction, carries 24 cryogenically treated frets for long life and corrosion resistance, dot inlays, and a commemorative 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret.
The guitar carries a pair of Gibson’s popular Modern Classics humbucking pickups, a 490R in the neck position and a 490T in the bridge, for everything from rich, warm, bluesy tones to massive crunch and wail. They’re wired through the traditional complement of independent volume and tone controls, and a three-way selector switch.
Following the stripped-down ethos of the SG Special, the guitar carries no pickguard and the minimum of able-to-rock hardware. A chrome Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece anchor it all down for outstanding resonance and sustain, whilst vintage-style tuners retain a classic look, and enlarged strap buttons (new for 2014) keep your guitar safe all over the set.
The SG Special comes safe in a Gibson gig back, and includes a truss-rod wrench and owner’s manual.
Gibson USA continues the tradition of innovation, premium quality, and made-in-The us hand-craftsmanship that started in 1894. Despite the fact that their flagship Les Paul is the most iconic guitar in history, other innovative guitars and basses have develop into standards in their own right—like the SG, Explorer, Flying V, and Firebird. Gibson instruments are in reality “American made, world played. ”
- Humbucking pickups from the Modern Classics range
- 120th Anniversary Banner inlay at the 12th fret
- New Supreme Grip black speed knobs
- Extra large strap button
- Coated strings with 1 micron coating
- TekToid nut minimizes friction
- Coil Split capabilities
- Cryogenically treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance