Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar Review

Far and away, the Gibson SG Special electric guitar is the ideal combination of features and value in Gibson’s well known SG series. This guitar features the slim mahogany body and a lightning fast neck that have made the SG so popular among artists of all genres, without all of the ‘fancy pants’ add-ons. This leaves you with a beast of a Gibson guitar at a more affordable price.

The solid mahogany body is lightweight, yet strong, providing a thick, warm tone. Don’t let the low price tag fool you either, the mahogany goes through the same rigorous selection process as all of Gibson’s woods and is personally inspected by Gibson’s team of skilled wood experts before it even enters the factory.The neck profile on this guitar is thick and round, mimicing the shapes found on the Les Paul Standards of the late ’50s. Once the fretboard is glued to the neck, the rest – including the final sanding – is done by hand. There are no exact duplicates of this guitar.

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Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar Features:

  • Solid mahogany body
  • Mahogny neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Acrylic dot inlays
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Gibson Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Dual humbucker pickups
Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar Review, 9.5 out of 10 based on 4 ratings

4 Responses

  1. Pickup my guitar and play says:

    I saved up and debated for 2 years as to which guitar to get. I finally chose this Gibson SG faded and have had it for almost 3 years now. This guitar’s not perfect. It goes out of tune before too long (locking tuners could fix this), and the bridge pickup is somewhat weak, but nonetheless I love this guitar. It feels so good to play and it sounds great. It’s not great for metal, but that’s no loss to me, and it’s not ideal for blues, but it gets the job done. In my opinion, the guitar you have affects your style of playing: you adapt your playing style to the guitar, and this guitar has changed the way I pick up a guitar forever. For the price, this guitar is a fantastic value. You get a professional quality guitar for half the price, a Gibson for an Epi price. This guitar did take some getting used to, and it’s not perfect, but I love this guitar more than any I own. I recommend it to anyone who wants a great guitar that’s easy on the wallet. You can’t go wrong with it.

  2. SG SOLD ME says:

    I was a bit sceptical about this guitar due to the price when a friend of mine got his i played it and was sold at once i ordered mine and it was here on Thursday and had to play a big street festival on Saturday in 100 degree heat.The only thing i did was take the protective plastic off and tune it up it stayed in tune all day long and had a great show im ordering the faded brown as soon as this one is paid off.I highly recomend this guitar

  3. Amos says:

    bought this guitar in 2007 (was on clearance) and i simply love it. I bought this guitar on my birthday and MF was kind enough to have it arrive on my birthday itself. After 2 years, it underwent very drastic changes – I upgraded everything and wow could it still play! grover tuners, graphtech nut and bridge, and EMG electronics. if you want to have straplocks, I recommend getting 2 straplocks for fit. just try it out.

  4. Menace says:

    An American made guitar at this price is always good…But a Gibson at this price is just odd…you would expect it to be a crappy, entry level starter axe. I bought this guitar from MF in 2004. I can honestly say that the build quality is excellent. It’s very sturdy…great neck joint..over all great construction. I had always heard bad things about the tuners, but I’ve never had any problems with them. Mine has been played HARD these past 6 years and the tuners are still holding tune just fine. Notice the little hole in the back of the tuner? That means it needs greased every great once in a while. Fill a syring with some vaseline and squirt it in there. It’ll make em last longer and keep tune better. I was NOT impressed with the pickups. They are definately Gibsons bottom of the barrel humbuckers. I replaced them with some SD 59 blues and man oh man..it’s a blues beast when plugged into a nice tube amp. Overall this is a well made guitar. New pickups will be a must if you ask me. But for a Gibson at this price, it’s very do-able. A good set of SD pups will run you less then $200 and it will make a huge difference. The neck is pretty thick…it’s got the feel of an acoustic guitar. But personally I like a chunky neck. If you prefer a skinny “strat” type of neck…I’d recommend a strat.

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