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Gibson SG Special Glossy Heritage Cherry
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Gibson released the SG in 1961 as the replacement for the Les Paul ! Fortunately Gibson realised that the SG was appealing to a totally different guitar player & they re-introduced the Les Paul in 1968 to run along side the SG. The SG Standard is made from solid mahogany but uses a thinner slab body design & therefore it's lighter than a Les Paul. It's still got plenty of balls, as it's loaded with 490R & 498T Alnico Humbuckers - perfect for that classic rock growl that we all associate with bands like AC/DC. The SG Standard is a real looker too - the most classic colours are the Cherry Red & the Ebony Black. We always think the word "Standard" some how under sells both the SG & the Les Paul. These guitars are beautifully made & highly desirable instruments. The SG Standard features a bound neck, trapezoid inlays
Gibson USA SG Special Wicked SG attitude, in a simplified no-frills package. That?s the essence of the Gibson SG Special. Packing the same power and intensity as the SG Standard, but without all the trimmings, the SG Special has retained the heart and soul of the SG ? the solid mahogany body and ?50s rounded neck profile ? and combined it with dot inlays, silk-screened logo, a pair of Gibson?s hot 490 humbuckers and a deluxe gig bag. The result is a rockin? powerhouse of a guitar that?s built to withstand the harshest elements and priced right for today?s players.
Special Finish Process The SG Special, available in your choice of Heritage Cherry or Ebony, achieves its gorgeous, high-gloss finish from as many as 15 coats of nitrocellulose lacquer. Designed to become even more lovely as the years pass and to withstand a lifetime of play, the SG Special and the SG Standard share the same time-consuming finishing process. Over the course of many hours, American craftsmen apply each coat of paint and lacquer by hand to emphasize and protect the natural beauty of the mahogany. And unlike many of Gibson?s competitors, who settle for a polyurethane finish, Gibson opts for a nitrocellulose finish, which allows the instrument to breathe and encourages natural vibration for a purer tone.
Solid mahogany body provides a lifetime of warm tone Get this guitar in your paws and you?ll think you?ve died and gone to tone heaven. Built for a lifetime of use, the SG Special?s solid mahogany body cranks out round, open, warm tone. You?ll get tone that is somewhat soft, but extremely well-balanced, with good grind and bite. It has the potential for good depth, with full (though not super-tight) lows, velvety highs and a slightly compressed response.
Includes Gibson Gig Bag