#1
Is it me or are these basically the same but a few minor changes and a £200 price difference?

Can someone tell me why the leap in price even though the specs look exactly the same except a few things like inlays and strings that come with it?

Also whats the SG menace all about?
#2
the difference is in the quality.
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Epiphone SG
Vintage SG
Stagg Strat (With replaced hardware and a Duncan Invader )
Hohner Strat
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Boss MT-2
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#5
the special just has a few little changes and a different treble pickup, aparently making a £230 difference in price.
My Gear:
Epiphone SG
Vintage SG
Stagg Strat (With replaced hardware and a Duncan Invader )
Hohner Strat
No name Acoustic
Jim Dunlop Crybaby
Boss MT-2
Boss DS-1
Roland Cube 60
Wires and patch cords and stuff..
#7
specials are lovely guitars and you won't be disappointed with one. i guess SG standards are just a cut above them. i think the neck on mine is like butter and i didn't so much like the feel off the last special i played.

i guess it's all personal taste but my SG is like a dream and i'm sure any one who has a standard will agree that there's just something about them that you might only realise when you play one for a while.
#8
well unless you wanna save up for the standard... but the special is still a good guitar.
My Gear:
Epiphone SG
Vintage SG
Stagg Strat (With replaced hardware and a Duncan Invader )
Hohner Strat
No name Acoustic
Jim Dunlop Crybaby
Boss MT-2
Boss DS-1
Roland Cube 60
Wires and patch cords and stuff..
#9
Well i'm not going to be paying for it, hopefully, my dad seems to be getting me all this stuff and help at the moment, he's paying for a fender american strat, a new amp, within time a stack, so i'll probably be able to get one in a years time or something, but i shouldnt be wanting too much, though i love having more than one guitar, its like going into a battlefield decked out with everything, your most likely going to kill some f***ers its the same principal with guitars, the more you have the more variety of ROCKINGness you have :p
#10
dude save up for a double neck
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#11
DO NOT get a special. Those are garbage. They're made from cheap wood and are overall poor quality. Yes, it's a small difference in price, but it's a HUGE difference in quality.

Go for the standard SG. You won't regret it.
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#12
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DO NOT get a special. Those are garbage. They're made from cheap wood and are overall poor quality. Yes, it's a small difference in price, but it's a HUGE difference in quality.

Go for the standard SG. You won't regret it.


yeah i do regret having my special, a standard wouldve been better. but now im tryin to sell my special so i can get some cash. I have a double neck sg and it blows all my guitars outta the water.
Gibson SG (Cherry)
Gibson Double Neck SG (Cherry)

Musicman AMP

*Building my own guitar now*
#15
So what is the actual difference betwene the standard and the special? No one has really clarified this yet...Does someone actually have the specs to back up their claims? I have been considering a special and I would like to know.

or

Does anyone know of a high end sg with an ebony fretboard? I dont get what the big deal is with rosewood, I find that ebony is harder, better looking (in my opinion) and has better action. I love everything about the standard except the way the rosewood clashes with the body...
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#16
Actually, it comes out to almost the same thing in the long run...

yes, the special is of lower quality, but its alot lighter (my SG-1 special amazes every 1 in terms of how much it weighs) and the price difference gives u a bit more room to customise it (changing P-ups would be first priority).

a well modified special can easily play and sound just as good as a standard at the same total price.

the only thing that the standard REALLY got that the special cant fix is the neck... but thats why god gave us Ibanez
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