SG Special review by Epiphone

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.4 (550 votes)
Epiphone: SG Special

Price paid: $ 150

Purchased from: Larsen Music

Sound — 10
This is a beast from hell, I play black metal, metalcore, and thrash metal, and it kicks ass, I've played it on a Roland MicroCube, and a 120 watt Crate, and it impressed me both times. It's a great all around guitar, it can play anything from Layla to The Trooper, to A Death In The Family.

Overall Impression — 10
This guitar kicks ass for solos, it's got a fast neck, but the humbuckers might need to be replaced if you plan on playing live. If it were stolen, I'd probably buy a Jackson King V, but! I'd buy another one of these soon after as a backup! The best part about it is the sexyness, it looks great. I've been playin for about 6 months now, but I practice from 4:00 to 9:00 almost every weekday, and all day Saturdays and Sundays. Right now all I have is a Roland MicroCube, but that amp kicks ass!

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar has and will withstand live playing, the strap buttons aren't the easiest thing to trust, so get some straplocks. The finish is good, there's a scratch... But I dropped it down concrete stairs, it still works like new! All it got was that scratch, Note I don't suggest you drop it down anything, because there's still that chance.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
Everything was fine, I didn't notice anything except the volume knob being loose. Other than that, everything is great, although the stock pickups are a little muddy.

Features — 9
Hell, when Lucifer decided to start playing! This axe blows all others away within it's price range! Maple neck, 22 frets, smooth finish, Tune-O-Matic bridge, single volume and tone, rhythm and treble, two humbuckers.

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