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Epiphone SG Special Electric Guitar, Black

With two humbuckers and a maple neck, the Epiphone SG Special is an amazing value in an electric guitar. (643) Read 37 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Epiphone SG Special Black

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The Epiphone SG Special is an incredible way to get real SG tone and styling without breaking the bank. In 1961, the original Les Paul shape was redesigned into a light, double-cutaway design. That design soon became known as the "SG" which is now -- along with the original--Les Paul, the iconic rock guitar. Epiphone's G-400 and G-310 SG models have been best sellers in the guitar market for over 15 years featuring the carved SG-body shape and SG sound at a "workingman's" price. Now comes the SG Special, the most affordable SG on the market today with all the features that you've come to expect from Epiphone!

The Epiphone SG-Special is backed by our famous Epiphone Lifetime Limited Warranty featuring incomparable Gibson 24/7/360 Customer Service that guarantees the instrument against defects in materials or workmanship. Join rock's royalty and pickup an SG Special at your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer today.

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- Body: mahogany
- Neck: Hard maple
- Neck Profile: SlimTaper(TM) "D"
- Neck Joint: Bolt-on w/tapered heel, 4-bolt recessed
- Scale length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard: rosewood with "dot" inlays
- Nut width: 1.68
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Neck Pickup: 650R humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: 700T humbucker
- Pickguard: 2-layer, black/white
- Controls: 1-master volume, 1 master-tone with KillPot(TM)
- Bridge: LockTone(TM) Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: StopBar
- Hardware: Nickel
- Tuners: Premium 14:1
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 16 x 4 in
Cherry
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 16 x 4 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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4.5 out of 5 (643 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Everything you could ask for in a guitar... especially the price"
Sound: No matter where I plug this guitar in it sounds amazing. The clean tones are crisp and well-defined, and when you throw distortion into the mix, it's raw and crunchy. I play a lot of hard rock and metal (mostly Metallica), and this guitar really helps me achieve the kind of sound i'm looking for. I really couldn't ask for a better sounding guitar. And at the price, it's just incredible. Feature: When I got this guitar, everything was perfectly set up. I was able to plug it right in and play, and I was really happy with that. The action was set to perfection. One thing I did notice though, is that the screws in the bridge tend to rattle when you're playing. Mine was especially true for the B and high-E strings. But you really can't hear that through the amp so it's easy to work past. All I can say is I wish this had a whammy bar, but that's just personal preference. Ease of Use: This guitar is so easy to use. Every time I pick it up I'm able to create new and exciting sequences. The harmonics are incredible, and actually quite easy to achieve. You can really do some cool stuff with this guitar. Quality: This guitar is extrememly reliable and besides the aformentioned looseness of those bridge screws, you can totally depend on it to keep going and going through the years. Value: You simply can't beat this price. I actually got mine cheaper than its price now. It's truly a price that can't be beat for this quality. Manufacturer Support: Well, I've never needed support, but knowing Epiphone, it's probably good. The Wow Factor: Everything about this guitar's appearance is beautiful. It really makes me feel confident when I'm playing in front of people, because I look down at this incredible piece of equipment I have in my hands, and think to myself, "Yeah, that's right, that's MY guitar." Overall: I'm already in the search for a new guitar, but this one will always be held dear to me. I'll never get rid of this guitar, even if everything gets rundown and broken...which isn't likely.
Style of Music: Hard Rock/Metal
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Epiphone SG Special kicks major rear!"
Sound: This guitar is awesome. I can't believe it is so cheap! It has great action, great feel, great response... it feels like an extremely well made guitar. The sound is very sharp and held together. The pickups sound far from generic. For the money, this is an awesome value. Make sure you take it to someone who knows how to intonate and set up action. Once that is done, it plays like a million bucks! Feature: This guitar has got just the same features a regular SG would have. All the hardware and electronics are of good quality. Even the selector switch seems reasonably solid for sucj a guitar. The nice way the headstock is inlaid makes the guitar look much more expensive than it is. Quality: I give this guitar a 7 because I'm comparing it on the entire scale. For the money, it is obviously a 10. The materials are of a mass product type, but are of good quality. Nothing is cheap or breakable. The finish is fantastick for the price, but has minor imperfections throughout. Polished up and from a distance, it shines like a $1000 unit. Up close, you can see the factory imperfections, although there are not that many. It does have a bolt on neck of course. This unit retains it's tuning remarkably well. I can pull it in and out of a soft case and 60% of the time, play it in tune right out of the bag. Value: This guitar's value as far as I am concerned is 11 or 12. For the price, this is one of those rare gem like finds! Even when it's over priced in remote locations, it's still worth it. (I bought it in Canada in Canadian $) Manufacturer Support: I have NEVER had to contact Epiphone about a problem with a product, so I would have no idea if they are easy to contact. However, their website always has any information that I am looking for, so that is good. The Wow Factor: This thing is sexy, no question. The red varnish type finish is what I have, and it is SEEEEXY! Overall: This is not an in-between guitar. I will never sell it or trade it in. It is a mainstay unit.
Style of Music: Rock, metal, punk, and some folky pop-rock stuff.
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