The Gibson USA 2018 SG Special Electric Guitar is built to the instantly recognisable double-cutaway "Horns" body shape that has captured the imagination of guitarists for decades. The understated style of the SG Special is met head-on with a fire and defiant tonal offering, which makes this the ideal choice for guitarists who want a no-nonsense workhorse that plays and sounds truly sublime.
Gibson USA build quality
As noted, the body is crafted to the distinctive solidbody double-cutaway with a slimline and lightweight construction that is a joy to perform with. Mahogany is the tonewood of choice, establishing a powerful midrange energy with unabashed sustain. The slim body and softly bevelled edges make the SG perfect for players of all skill levels. The body is protected by a coating of satin nitrocellulose to prevent premature superficial wear from affecting the beautiful finish.
Classic SG feel
The neck of the 2018 SG Special Traditional is crafted from mahogany, which creates a reassuringly solid feel in the hand. Shaped to the slimtaper profile, your fretting hand can glide along with ease. Married to the neck is a delightful rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 24 medium frets that have been cryogenically treated for improved performance. Acrylic small block inlays guide your way in understated fashion.
Rock solid hardware
The headstock is home to vintage-style keystone tuning machines, which uphold tuning integrity with dutiful precision. The body is home to an aluminium Tune-O-Matic bridge, which works effortlessly with the aluminium stop bar tailpiece to create a seamless transition between strings and body. The result is a setup that maintains intonation, sustain, definition and playing feel faithfully, no matter what you throw at this beauty.
Fitted to the Gibson USA 2018 SG Special Traditional are the powerful and pure sounding mini humbuckers, which translate the smooth warmth of the mahogany beautifully, whilst offering an articulate bite when pushed. Control comes in the form of 3-way pickup selector switch, and black top-hat knobs with silver inserts that offer independent tone and volume control for each pickup. Whatever style of music you play from country to heavy metal, you'll be blown away by the versatility afforded by this exceptional pairing.
The Gibson USA 2018 SG Special Traditional Electric Guitar is a fantastic model for anyone and everyone from the bedroom warrior to touring professional. Every model is supplied with a Gibson softshell case and accessory kit.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2018 SG Special Electric Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile SlimTaper No. of Frets 24 Position Inlays Acrylic Small Blocks Bridge Aluminium Tune-o-Matic Tailpiece Aluminium Stop Bar Active/Passive Passive Tuners Vintage Style Keystones Pickups Bridge: Mini-Humbucker
Controls 3-Way Pickup Switch, 2 x Volume
2 x Tone
Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3. Neck Pickup Included Accessories Gibson Soft Case
Gibson Accessory Kit
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