The Gibson SG Special is a more modern variation on the classic SG formula. It still has the heart of an SG but with some different appointments making this guitar that much more special.
Body & Neck
The body and neck are both made out of Mahogany which give any SG it's unique tone and feel. The fretboard is made of Rosewood with smaller block inlays for a slightly different look.
The frets have been cryogenically treated which is a process that improves the hardiness and general life of the frets by exposing the fretwire to extreme cold. This process also helps the frets resist rust and other wear and tear.
The neck has also been designed so that even the fussiest of shredders can get their hands around this neck and get their speed up.
Pickups & Electronics
Rather than your normal 57 Classic pickups you've got a set of Gibson Mini Humbuckers in the bridge and neck position. These mini humbuckers are powerful and have a slightly hotter top-end and more clarity than standard humbuckers would.
Here's what Gibson say about the 2018 SG Special
The SG Special guitar comes equipped with a pair of mini-humbucking pickups delivering bright, crisp tones.
Impressive looks via small-block inlays in an un-bound rosewood fingerboard, teardrop pickguard and a satin-nitro finish that perfectly blend style and simplicity. A Slim Taper neck delivers increased comfort and ease for faster playing.
- Series Gibson Model Year 2018
- Body Style: SG Special
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: N/a
- Weight relief: N/a
- Binding: None
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck profile: Slim Taper
- Nut width: 1.695”
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale length: 24.75”
- Number of frets: 24 - Medium - Cryogenically Treated
- Nut: Tektoid
- Inlay: Acrylic Small Blocks
- Binding: None
- Binding Style: N/a
- Bridge: Aluminum Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
- Knobs: Black Top Hats with Silver Inserts
- Tuners: Vintage Style Keystones
- Plating: Nickel
- Neck pickup: Mini Humbucker
- Bridge pickup: Mini Humbucker
- Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch