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 60s style SG Special has the vibe and sound heard on countless classic rock recordings. The comfortable, SlimTaper mahogany neck and bound rosewood fingerboard are well known for fast, effortless playing. The two P-90 pickups are noted for their fat snarl when driven and their smooth sweetness when played clean. The SG Special is equipped with the 3-way toggle switch and has hand-wired controls with Orange Drop capacitors. A hardshell case is included.
- Mahogany body
- Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
- Rounded mahogany neck
- Scale Length: 24.75″ / 62.865cm
- 12″ Rosewood fretboard
- Neck pickup: P-90
- Bridge pickup: P-90
- Case: Soft Shell Case
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 favourite 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.
Body Shape: SG
Body Material: Mahogany
Binding: Single Ply Cream, Fretboard
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: Mahogany
Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12″
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Graph Tech
Nut Width: 1.7″ / 43.053mm
Inlays: Acrylic Dot
Joint: Glued In, Set Neck
Bridge: Compensated Wraparound
Tuning Machines: Vintage Deluxe with White Buttons
Pickguard: Black 5-ply
Truss Rod Cover: 2-ply Bell; Black and White
Control Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Reflectors
Switch Tip: Cream
Strap Buttons: 2
Neck Pickup: P-90
Bridge Pickup: P-90
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors
Pickup Selector: 3-way Toggle
Output Jack: 1/4″
Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case: Hardshell Case
Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
This product is covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty.
Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.
Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!
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