The SG Special is an incredible way to get real SG tone and styling without breaking the bank. A pair of humbucking pickups voiced specifically for the bridge and neck positions give you authentic rock tone with just the right amount of grit and growl.
In 1961, the original Les Paul shape was redesigned into a light, double-cutaway design. That new design soon became known as the "SG" and now, along with the original Les Paul, is the iconic "rock" guitar. Epiphone's G-400 and G-310 SG models have been best sellers in the guitar market for over 15 years featuring the carved SG-body shape at a "workingman's" price. In the summer of 1999, Epiphone introduced the SG-Special making it the most affordable SG on the market today.
This guitar, with it's devilish double-cutaway design, reigns supreme in access to all of it's 22 frets. It's bolt-on Hard Maple neck provides rigidity and durability while it's "SlimTaper" neck profile with Rosewood fingerboard make it comfortable and easy to play. A pair of hot open-coil, noise-free Humbucking pickups voiced specifically for the bridge position (700T) and neck position (650R) give you authentic rock tone with just the right amount of grit and growl.
Even though the SG-Special is the most affordable SG in the line-up, it still features Epiphone's patented LockTone(TM) locking Tune-o-matic bridge and Stop-bar tailpiece for increased sustain and ease in string changing. The master volume and master tone controls each feature full-size 500K potentiometers and Epiphone's rugged all-metal 3-way toggle pickup selector switch for long-lasting, dependable performance. The guitar features chrome hardware and is available in Cherry and Ebony finishes. To top is all off, Epiphone has added their patented combination Tone/Killpot control. Turn it and it works like a regular tone control. Push it in and you have a momentary "Kill" switch which mutes all output for crazy Buckethead-like effects.
The Epiphone SG Special is backed by the famous Epiphone Lifetime Limited Warranty featuring incomparable Gibson 24/7/360 Customer Service and guarantees the instrument against defects in materials or workmanship.
- Body Material - Mahogany
- Neck Material - Hard Maple
- Neck Shape - SlimTaper(TM)
- Neck Joint - Bolt-on
- Scale Length - 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material - Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius - 12"
- Nut Width - 1.68"
- Hardware - Chrome
- Machine Heads - Covered
- Neck Pickup - 650R Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup - 700T Humbucker
- Pickguard - 2-Layer, Black/White
- Controls - 1-Master Volume, 1-Master Tone w/KillPot(TM)
- Pickup Selector - 3-way Epiphone Toggle
- Bridge - LockTone(TM) Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece - LockTone(TM) Stopbar