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Rating and Reviews: Epiphone SG Special VE

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.

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"Razor Sharp Fret Wires! No Joke" submitted February 27, 2020

By Keith B. in Manchester, NH
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Musical Background: Experienced hobbyist many years
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Overall: Well I should’ve listened to the other person who said the fret wires were not filed correctly. My neck was actually bent backwards. Needed Major truss rod adjustment. I get that these are cheap guitars but DAMN the quality control on these things is horrendous. Some people got great ones, and unfortunately I got a complete P.O.S. Now I am debating is it worth the headache of the return process or do I just eat it and chalk it up to lesson learned. Not saying you shouldn’t buy one at all, just beware because you are rolling the dice with your money on this one. You may be lucky like most and get a great one.
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"Cheap Price DOES in this case equal Poor Quality" submitted April 30, 2020

By Jimbo F. in Seffner, FL
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Overall: Arrived with neck so badly bent backwards it was NOT even close to playable. Fret buzz was the most severe case I have ever seen in over 40 years of being around guitars of all brands , types, etc..... As stated before Fret Wires were not filed, just cut off and left razor sharp.Took a ton of attention to get it even somewhat playable and I mean filing and dressing EVERY Fret Wire.This was no ordinary fret sprout from temp/ humidity fluctuation. This was obviously a complete falsehood to put a QC inspected sticker on this and ship it. Neck had to have such a truss rod adjustment I was sure it was going to break while trying to get it straight enough to play. yes it is dirt cheap.......and there's good reason for that, it"s JUNK. For a mere $50 or so more you can do SO much better. This thing is not even close to an SG. Might be shaped like one but that is about it
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"First SG great value" submitted January 31, 2018

By Daniel M. in Irwin, PA
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Musical Background: Bass player in Local Punk bands for 10 years , always loved guitar and now promary instrument
Music Style: Classic metal, Blues, Americana...really anything that catches my ear
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Overall: This was my first SG purchase, played a Gibson Standard years ago and fell in love with the action and shaping of it. This cheaper Epiphone version is a great value for your beginner players and with some mods can be a Great guitar.
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"this is a PLAYER !!!" submitted June 7, 2019

By don s. in weed, NM
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Music Style: 80's hair bands, satriani / vai covers
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Overall: i played sg's in the late 80's and decided to get another one. didn't want to mortgage the house for a gibson and haven't been too happy with gibson quality the last decade or so. read a bunch of reviews of this guitar and said, what the heck. after i got it i adjusted the action and set intonantion. i was amazed at the tones that this guitar produces. i have all duncans in my other guitars. i'm not touching this one. it sounds that good, clean , crunch or lead tones. it plays very well and sounds fine.
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"Epiphone SG Special VE" submitted January 31, 2020

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Overall: After I opened the box and got the guitar out the neck was crooked and strings not aligned with the neck, fret buzz and unplayable. Didn't want to send it back because I really wanted to play so I unscrewed the neck and was able to tighten it down and the strings were aligned. Then I did a adjustment on everything and put new strings on it and it now it plays really well. If you can get passed the horrible setup and crooked neck then its an excellent cheap guitar to play on.
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"Old beginner" submitted January 20, 2020

By BARRY H. in Mayer, AZ
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Musical Background: Still a beginner well played many years ago started playing again .like learning over but it's coming back.
Music Style: Rock & roll old and new .blues .
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Overall: I recieved it a day early .tuned it checked everything it was great set up is right on .sounds fantastic with my 65watt Pyle amp more than happy with my purchase well worth the money .I have already told some friends and one is buying one.thnx zZounds great job .
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