Epiphone SG Special VE Electric Guitar

Chock-full of incredible tone and fantastic value, this SG Special VE is ready to be yours. A pair of open-coil humbuckers provide smooth, high-output tone.
The Epiphone SG-Special VE Electric Guitar is a great way for players to discover a rock classic at a price anyone can afford. Featuring Epiphone open-coil humbuckers with Ceramic Magnets and available in five beautiful Vintage Worn finishes.

Classic SG Styling:

When the "SG" double cutaway electric guitar was first released, it was intended to take the place of the Les Paul which was discontinued throughout most of the 60s. Lightweight yet powerful, the SG became a hard rock classic all its own and was embraced by a wide range of players including Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, and Pete Townshend of The Who. The SG-Special VE has the same iconic design with a Poplar body with a Mahogany veneer and a black pickguard. The bolt-on Mahogany neck has a 1960's SlimTaper D profile, a standard SG scale length of 24.75", a granadillo fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays, and 22 medium jumbo frets. The "Clipped Ear" style headstock has a 60s era Epiphone logo in silver and a "2017" Edition logo on the back of headstock. The SG-Special VE is available in Cherry, Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst, and Walnut Vintage Worn finishes.

Open Coil Humbuckers with Ceramic Magnets:

The SG-Special VE is powered by two Epiphone open-coil humbuckers with ceramic magnets. Owners of vintage SGs and Les Pauls often remove their pickup covers for a better bass response and magnetic pull. Ceramic pickups have a higher output than vintage read more Alnico magnet pickups and are designed to provide a tight low-end response with both a smooth mid-range and a slightly more pronounced top end tone. Ceramic magnets have been a favorite of metal and hard rock guitarists for decades. The SG-Special VE has a 650R in the rhythm position and a slightly "hotter" 700T in the lead position. Controls include a Master Volume and Master Tone with traditional black "Speed" knobs and a 3-way pickup selector.

Rock Solid Epiphone Hardware:

The SG-Special VE features Epiphone-designed rock solid hardware including the classic SG style LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, a non-rotating 1/4" output jack, and premium die-cast 14:1 ratio machine heads for fast and accurate tuning. An optional hard case is also available.
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- Finish: Vintage Worn
- Body Material: Poplar w/ Mahogany Veneer
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Joint: Bolt-On
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Truss Rod Cover: "Bell" shaped; 2-layer; "SG" in white
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Granadillo with Pearloid "Dot" Inlays
- Neck Pickup: Epiphone 650R Humbucker; Open-coil; Ceramic-8 Magnets
- Bridge Pickup: Epiphone 700T Humbucker; Open-coil, Ceramic-8 Magnets
- Controls: 3-way Pickup Selector, Master Volume, Master Tone
- Knobs: Black "Speed" knobs
- Headstock: Epiphone "Clipped Ear"; "Les Paul Model" in gold; "Epiphone" logo in silver
- Binding: None
- Fingerboard Radius: 14"
- Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Hardware: Nickel
- Machine Heads: Premium Covered; 14:1 ratio
- Optional: Hard Case (940-EGCS)

Lifetime Guarantee: Like all Epiphones, the Epiphone SG-Special VE comes with a Limited Lifetime Guarantee and Gibson's world famous 365/24/7 Customer Service. There's never been a more affordable way to discover the legendary "SG" guitar.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Vintage Cherry
Shipping Weight: 8.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EPI EGSV CHVCH1
Vintage Ebony
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EPI EGSV EBVCH1
Vintage Walnut
Shipping Weight: 8.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EPI EGSV WLVCH1
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Phone: 800-4GIBSON
(10 ratings)
Submitted August 29, 2021 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Not too bad at all!"
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I'm fortunate enough to own quite a few nice and much more expensive guitars, but I bought this because I wanted something I could thrash on stage a little bit and not worry about it getting dinged up. I'm debating that choice now because this thing is actually pretty nice for what it is. The setup was close to perfect, just a few minor adjustments I had to make because I use 12-52 strings. Didn't even need to touch the truss rod. Neck was perfectly straight. Pickups sound OK, and would probably have worked just fine for its intended purpose, but I did upgrade it with some Seymour Duncan pups. I also upgraded to Grover Deluxe tuners because I have experience with the less expensive Epiphone tuners not being the best, and this still seems to be the case. The original tuners would lose tune after just a minute of playing. Probably the only negative with this guitar. Overall, being a stage guitar that I can wail on for the last song of my set, I'd give it a 4 out of 5, mainly because it required a tuner swap to stay in tune. Everything else is great or better than you'd expect from a guitar in this price range.
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