Rock Royalty The SG Special returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved -- shaping sound across generations and genres of music. This early 60's style SG Special has the vibe and sound heard on countless classic rock recordings. The comfortable, slim taper mahogany neck and bound rosewood fingerboard is well known for fast, effortless playing. The two P-90 pickups are noted for their fat, snarl when driven and for their smooth, sweetness when played clean. The SG Special is equipped with the 3-way toggle switch, handwired controls and orange drop capacitors.
Case Included Setup Included Lifetime Warranty
P-90 Single Coil Pickup Legendary Tone
First introduced in the early 1950s, Gibson's legendary P90 single coil pickup produced a raw powerful tone that helped define the blues and rock and roll in their formative years. Today, the P90's traditional combination of high output and brilliant tone is still considered a favorite among many top musicians. Known by such familiar nicknames as the "Soapbar" and the "Cobalt," the P90 still cuts through any type of music, all while displaying amazing tonal sensitivity for everything from blues and rock to mellow jazz riffs. It's perfect as a vintage replacement, and features vintage, braided two-conductor wiring. It's also fully wax potted to eliminate any chance of unwanted microphonic feedback.
SG Special Specifications
Body Body Shape SG Body Material Mahogany Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material Mahogany Profile Slim Taper Scale Length 24.75" / 628.65mm Fingerboard Material Rosewood Fingerboard Radius 12" Number Of Frets 22 Frets Medium Jumbo Nut Material Graph Tech Nut Width 1.69" / 43.05mm End of Board Width 2.26" / 57.4mm Inlays Acrylic Dots
Hardware Finish Chrome Bridge Compensated Wraparound Tuning Machines Vintage Deluxe w/ White Buttons Pickguard Black 5-ply Control Knobs Black Top Hats with Silver Reflector Switch Tip Cream Switchwasher Black
Electronics Neck Pickup P-90 Bridge Pickup P-90 Controls 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
Miscellaneous Strings .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046 Case Hard Shell Case Accessories Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice.