The SG Special has always had a unique look that’s attained by simple headstock adornments and the distinctive dot inlays on the unbound fingerboard, sticking to its goal of cutting out unnecessary frills. However, the SG Special of today is a direct competitor to the classic models. With its beveled edge and solid mahogany body, the SG Special offers resonance and comfort all in one package.
With the SG Special, you get unprecedented access to the upper frets with deep double cutaways and the classic, asymmetrical Gibson horns. Its rounded 1950s neck profile will let you play comfortably—and fast—and its 490R and 490T humbucking pickups (neck and bridge, respectively) will let you take full advantage of this tonewood guitar.
This model has authentic Alnico II magnets and is styled after the legendary PAF humbucker. Offering a combination of classic power and modern richness, the SG Special will help you achieve a smooth sound and killer leads in the bridge. All of that power is possible because of Gibson’s individual pickup volume and toning knobs as well as the three-way selector switch. The package wouldn’t be complete without a Tune-o-Matic bride, a stopbar tailpiece, and Kulson-style tuners with pearloid buttons.
The SG Special can be as hardcore or as sweet as you need it to be. Its classic style is becoming more and more popular, and it’s available in Heritage Cherry and Ebony Black—both with a stylish nitro-cellulose finish. SG Specials come in plush-lined Gibson gig bags, and they’re all covered by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. You’ll even be able to contact their customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.