Gibson Exclusive SG Special Electric Guitar (with Case)

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Loaded with a pair of snarling P-90 pickups, this SG Special is a raw rock machine. An exclusive Inverness Green finish adds to this SG's powerful mystique.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Nitrocellulose lacquer finish Ultra-thin, strong gloss; preserves natural tone
The SG Special returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved -- shaping sound across generations and genres of music. This early 60's style SG Special has the vibe and sound heard on countless classic rock recordings. The comfortable, slim taper mahogany neck and bound rosewood fingerboard is well known for fast, effortless playing.

The two P-90 pickups are noted for their fat, snarl when driven and for their smooth, sweetness when played clean. The SG Special is equipped with the 3-way toggle switch, handwired controls and orange drop capacitors. Exclusive Inverness Green finish.
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Slim Taper
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Graph Tech
Nut Width: 1.695"
End of Board Width: 2.26"
Inlays: Acrylic Dots
Body Material: Mahogany
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Finish: Chrome
Bridge: Compensated Wraparound
Tuning Machines: Vintage Deluxe with White Buttons
Pickguard: Black 5-ply
Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Reflector
Switch Tip: Cream
Switchwasher: Black
Neck Pickup: P-90
Bridge Pickup: P-90
Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
Finish: Inverness Green
Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case: Gibson Hardshell Case
Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
(3 ratings)
Submitted January 3, 2021 by Mark S in Houston, TX
"Love this guitar!"
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I bought one of these last year and I love it! I own two other SG’s a Custom 1998(smoother sound) and a Special 2003 (raw sound) each one is a little different, this SG fits nicely in the middle IMO. Due to COVID I didn’t play as much in 2020, I freelance with several bands and used this SG for a Southern, Blues band and a variety country band. It worked really well with blues rock I kept amp (fender blues jr) on slight overdrive all night using pedal for rock leads. I had to clean the amp up a little for country band but once I had it dialed in the guitar performed smoothly between country and using pedal for rock. I play SG’s or Fender tele this is my first guitar with P90’s it’s very different, more midrange than my other guitars. It responds well to overdrive, easy to get harmonics off the pick and slight controlled feedback for end of song crescendo.... love it! I personally like this old style SG body, it’s lightweight and responds to your body (natural vibrato) and mahogany really does help sustain. I was a bit hesitant to buy this because I prefer ebony fretboard but the rosewood on this guitar is good quality it plays very nicely. Feels very well built, stays in tune decent hardware and finish feels real smooth for easy playability.I highly recommend this guitar even if you have a SG you won’t be disappointed. Plus it’s a beautiful color! Oh, last but not least I was apprehensive it was my first online purchase for an instrument. zZounds made it easy and delivery was spot on time with read more no issues.

Musical Background:
Play professional

Musical Style:
All styles guitar and bass
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