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Gibson SG Special Bass - 2014, Cherry Stain Satin Reviews

5.0 stars based on 6 customer reviews
  • from Seattle WA July 29, 2014Music Background:


    Just received this beautiful Cherry Satin SG. It is my first Gibson, just had to give one a try. This SG comes out strong and is easy to navigate the short scale neck. The tone is unique to the brand Gibson. I'm very happy overall with this great bass.

  • from New York, NY July 25, 2014Music Background:
    Touring and studio player

    Loved It!

    My SG Bass arrived in great shape and was playable right out of the box. I can't say that about many other bass retailers. I loved the service and the 55-point evaluation plus the two year warranty. This Bass is easy playing. The short scale is very comfortable but it sounds as good as any long scale bass. I will be buying all my gear from Sweetwater from now on.

  • from Oregon USA July 25, 2014Music Background:

    Very Happy With This Bass

    I love this bass. Great tone and very easy to play. The finish on the neck is fast and comfortable. You would never know it is a short scale bass by listening to it, and it's gorgeous! I'm very pleased with this bass and if you're interested in buying one of these, I say go for it! It's a great bass for your money.

  • from Phoenix, AZ March 15, 2014Music Background:

    A lot of bass for your money

    I just got this yesterday from Sweetwater. First of all, this was a great buying experience. I used to think that customer service was a thing of the past, but Sweetwater proved me wrong. These guys really care. This is the first Gibson I have owned and the first short scale bass I've owned. I was blown away by the tone of this bass. Nice beefy lows and crystal clear highs. It really gives that 70's sound through my Marshall MB60. The finish is really nice. I like the faded look and it doesn't show fingerprints. The quality and setup are perfect,. If you are looking for a great USA made bass for a great price, then this is it.

  • from Ireland May 6, 2014Music Background:
    Gigging musician

    A surprisingly versatile and very affordable US-built bass

    I would like to add to positive reviews of the Gibson SG bass. Mine's a 2010 20-fret model I acquired used but mint some months ago. It's Very light, extremely playable, looks great, and delivers through a good amp a surprising range of tones. I largely use mine for jazz gigs but this bass equally rocks and gives great blues and country tones too! Muddy tone? Only if you want it! Remember there's a fine bridge pickup here too and blending sounds is a breeze. I bought mine in Europe at a slightly higher price than I would have paid for it in the USA. I have been playing for many years and have to say that this genuine US Gibson has the very best price/quality ratio I've ever seen. A no-brainier and an instrument you'll love, proof that the short scale is still as valid as ever. Very highly recommended.

  • from Western Nebraska January 4, 2014Music Background:

    Made in America.

    I practice/ play three hours a day now that I am retired. The short scale of this bass provides much comfort for my aging hands but still sounds great. The SG has good sustain and with the 2 humbuckers, great tone. The quality is there as you would expect from Gibson. The satin finish is dull but I suppose that is why the bass is so affordable. The neck is getting polished with play and is very comfortable.

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