SG Special review by Epiphone

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.4 (550 votes)
Epiphone: SG Special
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Sound — 8
Well my music style is heavy metal and it suits my music. The amp I use is a Traynor 30 watt amplifier. I only use the distortion effects on the amp since I dont have a distortion pedal yet. It has good sound.

Overall Impression — 10
Like I said the style of music I play is heavy metal its usually Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Slayer and Black Sabbath and it's a excellent match. I have been playing not even half a year and I'm better than all my friends. I own two other guitars a Series A and a Nova but the Nova is an acoustic. If this was stolen or lost I would get a BC Rich Platinum Pro Jr. V or a Jackson King V with the floyd rose tremolo bridge. What I love about my guitar is that it got double humbuckers and 22 frets when all my friends only got 21 but what I hate about it is that it got a Tune-O-Matic bridge when I wish I had a floyd rose tremolo bridge. My favorite feature is her body style and I like that it dosen't have a pick guard. I cmpared this to a Fender Strat, and a Nova Electric. Well the Fender was okay I suppose but the Nova was the worst thing I ever had seen. I would never recomend a Nova to anyone unless I didn't like them. I wish this guitar had 24 frets, a cooler headstock and a liscensed floyd rose tremolo bridge. Thats all I can say about this guitar.

Reliability & Durability — 10
The guitar will withstand live playing and the hardware seems it will last. The strap buttons are sold. I would depend on my guitar but I'll bring my Series A just in case the strings or something break.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar didn't contain one flaws. It was perfect. The bridge is great but I keep breaking my strings off them because of one certain part. I already been through like 6 sets this year.

Features — 10
I ain't sure what year it was made in but I know that it was made in China. There are 22 frets and the neck scale is 24.75". The body and neck wood is alder/maple. The bridge style is Tune-O-Matic. The Body style is SG. It has one volume and one tone. The pickups are two Epi open coil humbuckers. They're okay. I bought this seperate because I already had tuners, strap, etc.

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