Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar  

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A gutsy rock machine.

Now you can enjoy the classic style and killer performance of the famous Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar without destroying your budget. Features include two open-coil humbuckers, an innovative integrated killswitch/tone pot (push in the tone knob to activate killswitch), LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing, chrome hardware, and rosewood fingerboard. Limited lifetime warranty.

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Features
  • KillPot switch
  • LockTone tune-o-matic bridge
 

SG-Special Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body: mahogany
  • Neck: Hard maple
  • Neck Profile: SlimTaper™ “D”
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on w/tapered heel, 4-bolt recessed
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Fingerboard: rosewood with “dot” inlays
  • Nut width: 1.68
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Neck Pickup: 650R humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: 700T humbucker
  • Pickguard: 2-layer, black/white
  • Controls: 1-master volume, 1 master-tone with KillPot™
  • Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: StopBar
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuners: Premium 14:1
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EpiphoneSG-Special Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 79 reviews)

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This guitar can rock

This is not a beginner's guitar! It's too good for beginners. I don't even let my fellow students play it. This guitar is better then any guitar in it's price range now only...Read complete review

This is not a beginner's guitar! It's too good for beginners. I don't even let my fellow students play it. This guitar is better then any guitar in it's price range now only $129. This is too cheap and unbelievable. I chose this one over three guitars at $179 because the others won't rock the way I wanted. Not that it has the SG style, it rocks like one. I can make this axe sound like the irritating buzz that was made by Angus (AC/DC)with my used Peavey amp, this is too cool to be true. I can't do it with Fender, Stratocaster 2, and Silvertone. I love this guitar from the day I received it. I will buy another one if this one gets stolen. The one bad thing about this guitar is that the tone knob makes scratchy noise just when you turn it up. I would also recommend replacing the strings with light Gibson or any nickel.

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Not highly recommended! Keep savin!

Ok, I had problems with this thing out of the box, the wiring job was so bad I had to re-solder the whole thing because it would cut out and crackle so much to...Read complete review

Ok, I had problems with this thing out of the box, the wiring job was so bad I had to re-solder the whole thing because it would cut out and crackle so much to where it was unplayable. The frets are not good, it buzzes a lot, and doesn't stay in tune for 3 hours. When working, it does have a great humbucker rock roll sound, kinda makes me think I got a lemon. Keep saving or buy a good Squier, this is an ok beginner, but for a beginner its a hassle.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

REALLY Surprised....

By ItSx2bU

from Birmingham, AL

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great For The
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • None i can see

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Learning
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

I didn't purchase this one from this site, but recently bought one from a local guitar store and wanted to add my two cents...

I'll say first I'm a fairly recent return to guitars after a long time of not playing, and when I got back into it I purchased several different mid-high / mid priced guitars over the span of a year.. This includes two US Strats and a PRS SE 245, with countless upgrades to both Strats..

I saw this Epiphone on the wall and had a credit at the store, so I decided to purchase it and take a chance since it looked so good and seemed to play well in my hands... I didn't even plug it into an amp while I was there, just had a feeling about it..

After owning it for a few weeks, I now think I've been a guitar snob for avoiding these before now, and I could have saved myself a ton of money with it instead of the higher priced Strats and all of their upgrades (active pickups in both, etc)..

This SG has an awesome sound, plays great, looks great, and is probably in my top two favorite guitars that I own now.. I've had zero problems and have loved every second of playing it..

I get more playing time in now because I'm not working on the thing so much to pull the tone I want out.. It hit it on the first lick..

It is simply a Great guitar... If you're starting out and need a cheaper priced guitar that will give you more quality out than money you put in, this is it..

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(1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

FAIL!!!!!!!!!

By Brian Nugent

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

This is easily the worst guitar ever! I bought the Cherry. I have played guitar 5 years and I thought this would be a good guitar to add to my collection! Wrong. When I unwrapped it it looked great Then I plugged it in to my amp and the whole imput jack completly came out of my guitar. This was easily the worst guitar i've bought, played, and just wasted my time and money on. Please be smart and don't buy this guitar.

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(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

good guitar

By Andy Smith

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

I walked into a music store needing something quality and inexpensive with a good tone and was easy to play. I had been borrowing someone's Fender Squire strat and needed this to lead worship at my church. This guitar was inexpensive and sounded great, and it was easy to play. I picked it up right away. My only complaint is the electronics. I got it used, and the input jack was a little loose. On trying to tighten it, I ended up wrapping the internal wires around the jack and then disconnected the solder joint. I had it repaired but the volume knob is still acting up.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Chris West

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar. Its great for a beginner like me. Easy to tune. Stylish design, and looks great in black.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

What AN SG-SPECIAL SURPRISE

By David Perkins

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

I bought my SG-Special when I flew down to Jacksonville, NC. to see my grandchildren.I did'nt feel like paying the extra baggage fee for one of my LPs or Telecasters and quite frankly was worried about theft or damage on one of the flight legs(not a great deal of faith in the airline industry).Anyway,what a pleasant surprise when I opened the carton,(I ordered mine in ebony) and what an eye catching beauty. A really,really great finish! This was only the beginning of the pleasant surprises!I plugged it in to a practice amp,tuned it up(no problem),and what a great action(at least my guitar)has.A neck you don't have to wrestle with to play and as quick a neck as my old arthritic fingers can handle.The sound? Those open coil humbuckers are great does'nt matter whether I'm in a Leslie West(Mountain) mood,Gerry Garcia mood,or I feel like playing some Flying Burritto Bros., those humbuckers really do the trick..A really great guitar not only for a beginner or as a beater,but a guitar you can really make music with.I love it!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the money

By alan zeringue

from breaux bridge

Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

Ok. I decided to take a chance on the Epiphone SG Special. I read a couple of reviews and said what the heck. Bottom line is the guitar is a great value, its inexpensive, and it plays very well. I decided to purchase it as Music 123 describes Gently Used, to my amazement it was V E R Y Gently used, I could hardly see that it was ever handle. Now for the test, I hooked up the tuner and two min later I had it plugged up and once again amazed at how well the sound and action was straight out of the box. I took a min to lower the action and was again surprised that even with the action lowered (a lot) I did not get any buzz off the strings. The guitar is not a heavy block of wood and this also makes it a plus. I have owned many guitars over the years and by far this is the best purchase Ive made for the value and enjoyment I received.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I've had 40 years owning epiphones with never a complaint

By Ruth Griswold

from Hornell NY

Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

My favorite test of an electric guitar is to crank up the amp and rip some strum and some bar chords.The epiphone SG-special sounds very clean, not garbled.Each string of the chord is heard equaly.I bought 3 epiphones since 1970 ,I still have each and never had a complaint about any of them.Music123 keeps their prices very fair,and doesn't rob you like most walk in music stores.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GOOD GUITAR!!!

By Jashua

from cali

Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar from my brother he had it for 3 years but he got it from my old church that had it for 4 years and I got it and had it for 3 years and it works very nice, My band uses it every parctice and it is a really good guitar I have used it in three bands already

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Near Gibson Quality!!!

By Macheeoo

from Twin Cities, MN

Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

After extensive research, I've found that for less than a quater the price, you can by the body and sound of Daron Malakian and that of the great ACDC... Don't fret, buy it!

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5.0

My Skid Row Guitar.

By Jim-yON.-

from Syracuse, New York

Comments about Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar:

People have been talking about the quality of the guitar, talking it down because of faulty selector switches, bad tone, and all-around unplayability. I don't know what else to say other than that they must be factory screw-ups. I've had this guitar for about 4 years now, since I first started to play electric guitar. In that time I also bought an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, a Kirk Hammett Signature and I've played so many other high dollar guitars, but stuck with this one as my primary. I've never had a problem with it and within a month, I'm going to use this guitar to open for Skid Row.

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