SG Special review by Epiphone

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 6
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.4 (550 votes)
Epiphone: SG Special

Price paid: $ 210

Purchased from: pawn shop

Sound — 10
Luckily, this guitar can be considered a SG (in my opion one of the best guitars). It has a good sound and it plays pretty well in all playing styles, I moslty use it for punk rock with my band, and some Classical, like Beethoven (don't start with me the guitar is a fine instrment for all kinds of music) and such. It has open coil pickups, which can be esasily adjusted.

Overall Impression — 8
If you love the SG look (like me), and you can't afford the model, than this is the guitar gor you. Overall it is a pretty good guitar, but I wouldn't pick this guitar over another SG. It's worth the money, it hasn't let me down. You should watch the paint though, it has no pickguard.

Reliability & Durability — 6
I've only played this guitar twice to a live audince. One time was at my guitar school, in a live performance, and the other for my cousins birthday party, with about 60 people! It did alrigt. I wouldn'y really worry about bringing a backup, the only thing that might go wrong would be if a string snapped or if pickup got loose (which happened to me one time, kind of weird). You shouldn't go crazy though, it hs no pickguard. It's been through a lot, but now when ever I play I always use this as my backup for my supreme.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
This guitar has great action, it is definetly a good buy if your looking for something on the less expensive side. I got this guitar almost new, about 1 ago, it seems a young man lost it at a pawn shop, poor him. The pickups adjusted well when I got it. Everything is just where it should be, and it a perfect neck for my hands, it's small but still wide. I love the color, it has a fiery red finish.

Features — 8
This fine guitar was made in the US of A. It was 23 frets, a nice red finish, chrome hardware and it is made of maple and alder wood. Unlike other SG's, it only has 1 volume and 1 tone knob. It has 2 epihone open coil pickups, and they sound pretty good (although it doesn't compare to my Angus Young SG).

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