The Gibson SG Special is guitar that has popped up a couple of times in recent years but for 2016 they have decided to change it up a bit and make it a bit more focused on some of the early 70's models. With a set of classic mini humbucker style pickups and a beautiful set of finished this a guitar that will stand out in any collection.
The body still uses the same slim all mahogany design with a just as thin mahogany neck topped with rosewood for the fretboard as a classic 70's model. Normally this wood combination would make the guitar extremely heavy but due to just how thin the neck and body are on this guitar it feels lighter than a lot of other guitars available today.
It has a bit more of a bite when compared to a Les Paul with brighter overall sound but this has always been the classic SG sound. The sound that let amps rock harder and musicians have more freedom on stage.
By using a set of tribute mini humbuckers in this guitar you immediately get a more vintage inspired sound than a larger full sized humbucker. This is thanks to its shorter spacing and fewer winds this gives a tighter and more focused sound that was highly desirable in the 70's as people were looking for new sounds to get with their high gain amplifiers.
This brighter sound became the go to sound for a wide range of different experimental rock bands throughout the years as it was something new and different. Now it is favored by those in the vintage rock scene who want to make sure their tone is as crisp and clear as possible while running through some vintage rigs.
Professional Set Up
As part of the 2016 line this guitar has received a premium set up even before it has gone through our QC checks. This means that you can take this guitar out of the box on day one, go straight to your gig and rock up without any issues with the guitar at all.
No longer do you need to wait for a few days while you get your guitar. We all know that you want to get using a new guitar as soon as possible so Gibson have made sure you can do just that.
Here's what Gibson say about the 2016 SG Special
The 2016 Gibson SG Special T uses the same supreme tonewood combination as its predecessor of nearly 50 years ago, carries the same rock-solid, time-tested hardware complement as the legendary SGs of the '60s, is powered by a pair of genuine Alnico humbucking pickups, and of course offers all the legendary playability that has made Gibson famous. Topped by a no-nonsense attractive appearance, the 2016 SG Special is an outstanding value in a genuine American-made Gibson guitar.
- Tuners: Traditional tuners
- Neck width: Historic 1 11/16" neck width
- Nut: Graph Tech nut
- Body: Solid mahogany body
- Carrying case: Padded gigbag
- Inlays: Mini block fingerboard inlays
- Pickups: Rhythm and Lead Tribute humbuckers
- Fingerboard: Thicker rosewood fingerboard
- Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
- Finish: High-gloss nitro finish