The Epiphone SG Special electric guitar is an exceptional instrument, combining crisp tones with comfortable playability, on the instantly recognisable, lightweight, double-cutaway body shape. If you're looking to get your hands on an SG, it doesn't get more affordable than this.
The body of the Epiphone SG special is constructed from mahogany, a tonewood that is highly praised due to its impressive midrange clout. The energy produced by mahogany enables it to generate a powerful tone that translates into a forceful punch. The body top is protected beneath the pickups by a two-layer black and white pickguard, which compliments the cool ebony finish perfectly.
Fitted to the body is a bolt-on hard maple neck with a tapered heel; the tapered heel allows the guitar to rest closer to your body during performances, making it very comfortable to wield. The neck is shaped to the SlimTaper "D" profile, giving it a robust feel in the hand, as well as a substantial rigidity that allows it to transfer a hearty level of sustain through each note. Paired with the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, home to 22- frets and shaped to a 12" radius to make executing string bends significantly smoother.
The classic SG sound is delivered through a pair of noise-free, open-coil humbuckers that are specifically voiced for each position they're fitted in - 650R in the neck and 700T in the bridge. The 650R has a sweet warm quality, whilst the 700T prefers to dish out a grittier sound. There is a master volume pot, and a master tone pot - which also doubles up as a killswitch when pushed down, allowing your creative abilities to flourish - and a 3-way pickup selector switch.
To further improve the looks and functionality of the SG special, all hardware is chrome including the LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, that work tirelessly to guarantee incredible sustain. The headstock carries premium 14:1 gear ratio tuning machines to keep your strings fixed throughout the most energetic of performances.
The Epiphone SG Special electric guitar has been one of Epiphone's best selling guitars for over 15 years. This is a testament to the excellent build quality, comfortable playability, and searing tones that come as standard with these amazing models.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Name SG Special Electric Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets 22 Active/Passive Passive Tuners Die-cast Controls 1 Master Volume, 1 Master Tone with Killswitch Finish Ebony