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Gibson 2014 SG Special Electric Bass, Cherry Satin

Made in America, the 30" scale 2014 Gibson SG Bass is very Special indeed --loaded with T-Bird pickups, a T-Bird 3-point bridge and Grover shamrock tuners. (9) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Gibson 2014 SG Special B Cherry Satin

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body and neck Rich, warm tone with focused midrange
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
T-Bird Plus and T-Bird Mini pickups Great pickup combo delivers plenty of low end
3-point adjustable bridge Fine-tune string height front, back & side-to-side

Product Description

As part of their 120th Anniversary, Gibson USA has reconceived several classics to suit the needs of today's demanding players. The 2014 SG Special Bass rounds up all the legendary features of a long line of solidbody Gibson electric basses, enhances the tone and versatility, then delivers all this at a truly astounding price for an instrument that's hand-crafted in America by the world's most respected guitar maker.

Check out the Gibson 2014 SG Special bass:


Timeless tonewoods and a versatile pairing of pickups present solid, punchy tones from this 30"-scale-length four-string, while an innovative T-Bird three-point bridge and Grover shamrock tuners anchor it all down. Add a 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret and vintage-correct appointments, and the 2014 SG Special Bass looks every bit as gorgeous as it feels and sounds.

Body and Neck

The bass is crafted from solid mahogany in the iconic double-cutaway SG style, with a glued-in, short-scale mahogany neck carved to a comfortable slim profile. Its rosewood fingerboard carries 20 jumbo frets, dot inlays, and a 120th Anniversary banner inlay at the 12th fret.

Pickups and Electronics

The SG Special Bass's deep, powerful T-Bird Plus pickup in the neck position and a smaller, punchier vintage-style T-Bird mini pickup in the bridge deliver titanic timbres. They're routed through independent volume controls and a master tone control, yielding a versatile combination of multiple- and single-pickup tones.

Hardware

A three-point T-Bird bridge provides a rock-solid anchor at the body end for optimum resonance and sustain, while classic Grover shamrock tuners offer easy and efficient tuning. A multi-ply black pickguard and black top-hat knobs with silver inserts complete the package.

Case and Coverage

The 2014 SG Special Bass comes protected in a vintage-brown Gibson hardshell case, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner's manual, and is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service.

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- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Species: Rosewood
- Frets: Cryogenically Tempered, 20
- Radius: 12"
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.600/2.232
- Inlays: Acrylic Dot with 120th Banner
- Material: White TekToid
- Width: 1.695
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System
- Model: Grover Shamrock Style
- Tuning Ratio: 20:01
- Plating: Chrome
- Bridge: 3-Point Adjustable
- Plating: Chrome
- Pickguard: Multi-ply Black
- Knobs: Black Top Hat with Silver Metal Inserts
- Control Plate: Black
- Trim Rings: Black TBIRD MINI
- Strings: .045 - .105, Genuine Gibson strings
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Pickups:
- Neck Position: T-BIRD (Ceramic)
- Bridge Position: T-BIRD MINI (Alnico 2)

- Case Type: Hardshell
- Exterior: Historic Brown w/Gibson Logo
- Interior: Plush
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Cherry Satin
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BASP14C2CH1
Chocolate Satin
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BASP14T2CH1
Fireburst Satin
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BASP14F2CH1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (9 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Gibson Anniversary SG Bass Guitar"
Overall: I'll be honest up front. All of my other bass guitars (Gibson Les Paul bass, Gibson ES-335 bass, Fender fretless Jazz bass, Rick 4003, and Gretsch G5440LS Electromatic bass) are all long scale. The SG is the first short scale bass I've ever owned. I'll try not to be biased and to avoid comparisons between the others. The SG is a beautiful bass guitar. I bought the Fireburst, mostly because all I ever see is the Cherry SG basses. It was a good decision. The guitar looks phenomenal. I always get positive comments from folks who have seen it. The build is good, no flaws or nicks. Fit and finish are high quality. I tried playing with the strings it came with. I couldn't stand them. I may be spoiled. All my other basses are strung with Thomastik-Infield flat wounds. It sounds much better now that it's been restrung. Tone is good. Sustain is good. And yes, I can get up and down the neck a little faster. The pick ups sound good. It's loud enough that it won't get buried in the mix unless you want it to. Oh, the big difference between the Special and the Standard is the paint job. I'll let someone smarter than I am to decide if the difference in the finish is worth $700. And besides, they don't have Fireburst in the Standard model. Overall, it's a well put together bass that plays very nicely. It sounds as good or better than the other short scale basses I've heard/tried. If all I played was short scale basses, it would probably be the one I spent the most time with - after swapping the strings, of course! It should have some collector value with the anniversary badge if you need a justification for the significant other (why do you need ANOTHER guitar?!). Still, if I were making the choice for an everyday player and had an extra $200 laying around, I'd go with the Gretsch (trying to stay in a price range). I think a hollow body or semi-hollow sounds sooo much better and they have both short and long scale.
Style of Music: Rock, blues, bluegrass, classical, reggae, Renaissance
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Overall: I got the SG Special in Chocolate after buying a vintage SG-style and loving everything about the short scale Gibson. This new one is a pleasure to hold and play everytime I take it out of its case. It was beautifully made, with no glitches in the woodwork, finish or hardware. The stained Chocolate nitro finish is just what I expected it to be: very earthy and almost raw feeling, with a fast neck and a great resonant tone played acoustically. Factory setup and fretwork are first rate, with no dead frets or buzzing anywhere. These pickups are quite versatile -- surprisingly so if you have one of the old ones like I do. Tuning stability is quite good as well. Overall I would highly recommend this bass. For the money especially it can't be beat. If you've never played a short scale SG bass, you are in for a real treat.
Style of Music: Blues, Rock
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