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Gibson USA SG Special in Faded Pelham Blue

Unique Retro Styling

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Cian Hodge

Gibson's SG range has never been as diverse. The SG Special is one of the more unique models on offer, featuring a pair of snarling P90 pickups and available in an elegant Faded Pelham Blue finish. This gorgeous guitar will turn heads for both its tones and classic style.

Body & Neck

The SG Special is constructed using Gibson’s signature tonewood combinations. With a Mahogany body, you can expect focused lows and a rich mid-range attack, despite the SG's thin design.

Paired with a set Mahogany neck, this long-established type of construction gives the SG Special fantastic sustain and warmth. Adorned with a silky smooth Rosewood fingerboard, you can effortlessly glide up and down the Slim Taper neck profile.


SG guitars are usually powered by humbuckers, but the SG Special is loaded with a double-dose of P90s. These pickups deliver a strong fat mid-range with far more bark and potency than their dual-coil counterparts, making them more articulate-sounding with both clean and overdriven tones.


It’s equipped with a super comfortable compensated wraparound bridge with chrome plating to extend its lifetime before rust sets in. The Graph Tech nut ensures excellent sound transfer and tuning capabilities.



  • Material: Mahogany


  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Profile: Slim Taper
  • Nut width: 1.695" / 43.05mm
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Nut: Graph Tech
  • Inlay: Acrylic Dots


  • Bridge: Compensated Wraparound
  • Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Reector
  • Tuners: Vintage Deluxe w/ White Buttons
  • Plating: Chrome


  • Neck pickup: P-90
  • Bridge pickup: P-90
  • Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop
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