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Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar

Another great affordable option from Epiphone is the SG-Special. It costs a bit more than the Les Paul Special II, but it’s worth it if you’re looking for a screaming rock tone with powerful overdrive in the under $200 range. In terms of the electronics and hardware, the SG-Special is very similar to the Les […]

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Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar

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Another great affordable option from Epiphone is the SG-Special. It costs a bit more than the Les Paul Special II, but it’s worth it if you’re looking for a screaming rock tone with powerful overdrive in the under $200 range.

In terms of the electronics and hardware, the SG-Special is very similar to the Les Paul special. It uses the same humbucking pickups and tone pot. It also includes an integrated kill switch, which you can activate just by pushing in on the master tone knob. It also comes with the Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece for precise control over your intonation.

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Where the SG-Special differs from the Les Paul Special is primarily in the shape and construction of the guitar itself. The body uses a double cutaway design which both gives it the iconic classic rock look and makes it easier to play the upper frets. The tonewoods used in both the neck and body are also different, which is what makes it a better choice specifically for rock musicians since it has a bright, full sound that holds its tone when you push the gain.

Like other Epiphone guitars, you can count on the SG-Special to be well-built and long-lasting despite its incredibly low price tag. From the bolt-on neck joint to the wiring of the pickups, every detail is designed to be easy for a beginner to sound good playing.

It’s also a very playable guitar.

The medium-sized frets are easy on the fingertips, and the action is set comfortably right out of the box.

Features:

  • Weight: 11 pounds
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Frets: 22 medium
  • Tonewoods: Mahogany body, maple neck
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Hardware: Nickel deluxe sealed tuners, fixed Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Pickups: Epiphone humbuckers (650R neck, 700T bridge)
  • Color options: Cherry and Ebony

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