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Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar (w/ KillPot, Ebony
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- Lam Alder/Maple body
- 24.75 Scale
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|Body Material Type||Alder;Maple||solid-wood||solid-wood||Basswood||—||solid-wood|
|Color||Ebony||Vintage Sunburst||Tobacco Sunburst||Classic Black||Metallic Blue||Olympic White|
|Fretboard Material Type||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood||Rosewood|
|Guitar Bridge System||Tune-O-Matic||Stop Tail||Stop Tail||Tune-O-Matic||—||Tremelo|
|Guitar Pickup Configuration||humbucker||humbucker||humbucker||humbucker||humbucker||single-coil|
|Item Dimensions||16.5 x 44 x 4 in||18.9 x 41 x 5.9 in||13 x 40.25 x 2.5 in||15 x 6 x 43 in||2.4 x 12.99 x 39.29 in||4 x 44.5 x 14.5 in|
|Neck Material Type||Maple||Maple||Maple||Maple||Maple||Maple|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6||6|
Now you can enjoy the classic style and killer performance of the famous Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar without destroying your budget. Features include two open-coil humbuckers, LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing, chrome hardware, and rosewood fingerboard. Limited lifetime warranty.
Now everyone can own a real SG shape! The SG Special from Epiphone features twin open-coil Humbucker pickups, the Tune-o-matic bridge/Stopbar tailpiece combo for maximum sustain and a fully-carved SG body for devilish good looks.
Devilish good looks.
Twin open-coil humbuckers and the industry-standard Tune-O-Matic bridge.
Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays.
Unlike cheaper designs, all Epiphones feature a 14-degree headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut and so you get more sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by "string-tree" gadgets.
Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process that ensures optimum performance. The pickup is first placed in the specialized wax vacuuming system before the cover is put in place to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very center of the pickup and solidifies all parts. After the cover is placed on, it is again given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated with wax.
To increase reliability and ensure consistent performance, Epiphone's proprietary output jacks feature an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel.
All Epiphones feature our all-metal, USA designed switches for reliable contact and longer life.
Fully adjustable, the tunomatic remains a classic after over 50 years. Unlike guitars fitted with tremolos, there are no tuning or re-stringing difficulties. Plus, tone and sustain are improved because all string vibrations are transferred directly to the guitar.
Epiphone is passionate about performance. That's why their instruments use one-inch diameter potentiometers for better "throw," longer life and reliable service.
For unequalled reliability as well as ease of service, Epiphone wiring harnesses feature quick-connectors.
- Pickups: Two open-coil humbuckers
- Hardware: Chrome
- Scale: 24.75 inches
- Nut width: 1.68 inches
- Neck: Bolt, Maple
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: Dot
- Body material: Laminated Alder/Maple
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Finishes available: Cherry, Ebony
Top customer reviews
It arrived on time and in good condition.
Be prepared to make some adjustments to the instrument. Here is a list of the things the guitar needed when it arrived:
Intonation: The intonation was off on four strings. Very easy fix if you own a tuner and a small screwdriver.
Truss Rod: The truss rod was completely loose, I had to turn it a full turn before it "caught". Then another 1/4 turn to get it just a hair off dead straight.
String Action: The strings were a full 1/8" upon arrival, the truss rod adjustment got it down to 3/32", and I had to lower the bridge to 1/16". Once at the proper height, there was no string buzz at any point on the neck.
Pickups: The pickups were a little high, which caused the guitar to sound harsh and muddy. After adjustment to Gibson factory specs it was much better. The pickups seem very "hot", so you may want to lower them below Gibson specs.
Tuning: Tuning was off, which is to be expected.
The frets were very shiny and smooth. No rough ends.
There is one spot in the finish, like a speck of sand under the clear coat. It's a little bump, but only visible if the light catches it just right.
The guitar is very thin, light, and comfortable to play.
The tuning machines are the cheap parallelogram-shaped ones, but they get the job done and I see no reason to change them.
The volume and tone knobs are very responsive.
The Kill-Pot is really cool, but not something I will probably ever use.
I've been very impressed with the Epiphone "Special" models. I own a Les Paul Special II, and Special I P-90 as well. They are fun guitars to play. Do not be discouraged by the price. Neither should you be afraid of the bolt-on neck. It's a cost-cutting measure that you won't find on high-end Gibsons, but Fender has been doing that way since the 1950's. These are great playing guitars with an iconic look and a sound all their own.
So, go ahead and get your "Angus" on!
My only complaint is that a couple of the tuning knobs are a little funky. They stay in tune just fine, but it's hard to get a couple strings in tune. I can give the knob a quarter turn and the pitch doesn't change, and then I'll turn it just a hair and something will click, and suddenly it'll be way sharp. This is an annoyance only while tuning, which it doesn't need too often.
I plan to add and modify this guitar so I needed a cheap platform. The quality is outstanding
As time passes, if I notice any flaws, I'll post an update. For now, this is a flawless, five star purchase.