SG Special review by Gibson

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 6
  • Features: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 7.6 Good
  • Users' score: 8.1 (201 votes)
Gibson: SG Special

Price paid: $ 949.99

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 8
Sounds very nice with the pickup it came with but it's not a bad thing to modify it and replace a pickup to your guitar concerns. It's got a rich sound very smooth. Very nice finish.

Overall Impression — 8
I play metal and this guitar is very very well for my style because it's easy to solo in the high strings with its devil cut body. I would have to buy another one if it got stolen. I've been plaing for liek almost 3 years and it wouldn't have been the same without this guitar.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Really well built will last a long time if not its got a lifetime warrenty. Made in the USA ahmen to that. Definitly a live playing guitar with the easy access to high frets. Its place in live is onstage.

Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The action on this can be easily lowered or made higher with its Tune-0-Matic bridge. It was nicely set up but when I got the guitar the treble pickup only worled for a week then it just blew out. The coils were f--ed so I was forced to replace it whish wasn't bad 'cause I was planning on it anyways. And for some reason after like 2 months of playing it I began to see presuure cracks forming along the strap buttin and outsede of the pickguard. Kinda sucks.

Features — 6
Made in the USA. 1 piece mahogony body, 22 frets with a rosewood fingerboard. Tune-O-Matic brigde with stop bar tail piece. 2 Alnico magnetics with volume and tone for each one. Comes with Alnico 490's both bridge and treble but I replaced my treble with another pickup.

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