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Just like all great SGs of the past five decades, the SG Special has a body crafted from solid mahogany in the asymmetrical "double-horned" deep double-cutaway design. A light and supremely resonant wood, mahogany gives this guitar outstanding tonal richness and depth, with plenty of clarity and sustain. Coupled with the SG's characteristic beveled edge - a big part of this model's distinctive styling - the mahogany's light weight also enhancing playing comfort.
A solid mahogany neck is carved in a rounded '60s profile that measures .818" at the 1st fret and .963" at the 12th. It is glued into the body with Gibson's acclaimed deep set-neck joint, and topped with an unbound fingerboard made from dark Obeche, with 22 medium-jumbo frets and a Corian nut cut on the PLEK for optimum precision. The SG Special is further distinguished by its simpler gold silkscreened headstock logo, the businesslike dot inlays on the fingerboard, and the large black pickguard that is characteristic of post-1967 SGs.
In the hardware and electronics departments, the SG Special is locked and loaded in legendary style. A pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece offer the solidity and sustain partnered with precision intonation adjustment that have made this equipment the industry standard since Gibson president Ted McCarty conceived them in the mid '50s. At the headstock end, a set of vintage-style Tone Pros tuners with white plastic buttons offer efficient performance while following through on the '60s styling. And to ram all this tonal goodness home, the SG Special carries a pair of classic high-output Dirty Fingers humbuckers.
One of Gibson's two hottest pickups, the Dirty Fingers, was a popular hard-rockin' upgrade back in the '80s, and returned to the fold initially as the choice of Blink-182 guitars Tom DeLonge for his first Signature model guitar. Noted for its huge, bold sound and incredible power, this ceramic-magnet pickup nevertheless offers surprising clarity for a design of its type, and provides a fast track to big-rock distortion tones for wailing leads and crunching, thumping rhythm work. Unlike most Gibson humbuckers, the Dirty Fingers features adjustable steel pole pieces on both coils, rather than just on one, for perfect string balance.
Body & Bridge:
- Body: Mahogany
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Stop Bar
- Pickguard: Black 5-ply '67 Style
- Colour: Alpine White
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Obeche
- Frets: 22
- Radius: 12"
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.695"/2.260"
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Inlays: Acrylic Dot
Pickups & Hardware:
- Neck Position: Dirty Fingers (Ceramic)
- Bridge Position: Dirty Fingers (Ceramic)
- Tuners: TonePros Vintage-Style Green Key
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum
The product price includes a one year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.
However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.
The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:
- Warranty is extended to 5 years from the date of delivery.
- Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 90 days (terms apply after 30 days)
- Collection and delivery costs are included for the first two years
- Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 5 years if it has not been used!
- Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
- Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
- If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
- The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount
Please note that this extended warranty is currently only available on products sold within the EU or EEA, and is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed on the extended warranty certificate provided.
For customers in outlying areas of the country, the price of the Extended Warranty may be marginally higher, due to the potential for higher collection and redelivery transport costs.
This enhanced warranty is in addition to the standard Gear4music and manufacturer warranty policies, and the Gear4music terms and conditions of trade. No statement or condition of sale contained within these terms affects or restricts your statutory rights as defined under the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2014.
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