GIBSON SG SPECIAL
GIBSON SG SPECIAL GUITAR, EBONY COLOR WITH CHROME TUNE O MATIC HARDWARE
Gibson SG Special
Sales price: $1,500
The SG Special has always been distinguished by its simpler headstock adornments and the businesslike dot inlays on its granadillo fingerboard, which also is left unbound in keeping with its stripped-down ethos. These elements aside, however, today's Gibson USA SG Special runs neck-and-neck with the flagship of the SG family. Its solid mahogany body packs all the resonance and sustain that has helped to make SGs legendary, and it sports the beveled edge that is such a big part of this model's distinctive styling, while also enhancing playing comfort. Two deep cutaways with sharp, slightly asymmetrical horns offer unparalleled access to the top of its 22-fret neck, which you'll scale at lightning speed thanks to the SG Special's fast, comfortable, rounded '50s neck profile. Cranking all this tonewood and superb playability to the max is a pair of Gibson's most popular humbucking pickups from the Modern Classics series: a 490R in the neck position, and a 490T in the bridge. Made in the style of the hallowed PAF humbucker, with genuine Alnico II magnets, but updated to meet the demands of today's player, this pairing offers everything from smooth, creamy, vocal warmth in the neck to raunchy rhythm tones and searing leads in the bridge. It all runs through Gibson's classic control configuration of independent volume and tone knobs for each pickup, and three-way toggle selector switch. Keeping it all locked and loaded are a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, arguably the most emulated hardware configuration on the planet, and a set of Kluson-style tuners with vintage pearloid buttons. Add it all up, and the SG Special is ready to rock as hard or as sweetly as you'll ever need, in a style that more and more players appreciate, and it comes in your choice of two great looking nitrocellulose finishes: Heritage Cherry and Ebony Black. Each guitar comes protected in a padded Gibson gigbag, and is covered by Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.