Epiphone SG Special - Heritage Cherry

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Hard Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Heritage Cherry
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Get some SG Tone for an Incredible Price!

The Epiphone SG Special delivers classic rock tone at an unbelievable price! This solidbody SG Special has the sound and gives you the no-frills, all-business looks and in-your-face tone that's made SGs such popular rock guitars for decades. The double-cutaway design provides easy access to the guitar's entire rosewood-topped maple neck, which is fast and comfortable. The 24.75" scale makes lightning fretboard runs easy, and the quality chrome hardware keeps things in tune. You even get a KillPot switch for creating cool stutter effects. Now is your chance to get your hands on the Epiphone SG Special!

Epiphone SG Special Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • KillPot switch for creating cool stutter effects
  • Fat, smoking humbuckers yield uncompromising power
  • Fast-playing SlimTaper "D" neck
KillPot switch for creating cool stutter effects

Back in the '60s, guitarists like Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix created a pronounced stutter effect by flipping their selector toggle switch rapidly and aggressively between pickup settings. This toggle switch-abusing technique has been used by many guitarists since those pioneering days - it's a really cool effect. But, as the guitarists here at Sweetwater will affirm, it puts undue stress on your toggle switch. Enter Epiphone's KillPot. Integrated into your guitar's tone pot, the KillPot achieves the same effect with a quick tap of your tone knob.

Fat, smoking humbuckers yield uncompromising power

The Epiphone SG Special Pro packs humbucking power. When you really want to cook on a solo or deliver some thunderous power chords, you reach for a guitar that has a pair of humbuckers, right? Forget all those thin out-of-phase guitar sounds that session players overused in the 1980s and (sad to say) right through much of the '90s. That's not for you. Your sound is all about the warmth, punch, and midrange complexity you can only get from a pair of humbuckers, and the Epiphone SG Special comes with 650R and 700T humbuckers. You get uncompromising power whether you're playing rhythm or digging into a solo.

Fast-playing SlimTaper "D" neck

The Epiphone SG Special has a SlimTaper "D" neck. Early Les Pauls had huge necks, but by 1960, the neck underwent several modifications until it became what's known as the SlimTaper design. The SG took it one step further, making the neck among the fastest ever designed. Hey, Frank Zappa played one, and the guy had some wicked chops. If you like the combination of a fast maple neck and the warmth of a rosewood fingerboard, then you'll love the Epiphone SG Special.

Epiphone SG Special Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Classic SG tone and style at an affordable price
  • 650R and 700T humbuckers deliver uncompromising power
  • Comfortable SlimTaper "D" neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • KillPot switch produces cool stutter effects
  • Ultra-stable LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge
The Epiphone SG Special is great to play, and the price is right!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape SG
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Gloss
Color Heritage Cherry
Neck Material Hard Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape Slim taper, D profile
Radius 12"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White Dot
Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.68"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-o-matic with stopbar tailpiece
Tuners Sealed
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup 650R Humbucker
Bridge Pickup 700T Humbucker
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone (push for KillPot effect), 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings D'Addario (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number ESGSCHCH1

Customer Reviews

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Very nice indeed.

This is a very nice guitar for the money, and in general. I had a late 90's G-400 and I was never too impressed with it, mainly terrible pickups. This came set up beautifully, perfect fretwork, and Epiphone really worked to improve their pickups and it shows. The pickups are hot but not muddy. Great service from Sweetwater also as usual. Imo the killpot is a gimmick but the switch is of good quality/feel. Beautiful guitar.

Great Beginner Guitar!

This is my first guitar in my 40 year old life. It sounds great and it's easy to play. For the money it is a great deal, and I highly recommend it to anyone starting out on an electric guitar!
Music background: Hobbyist

Great guitar. well balanced. beautiful color,great price

I am new to guitar playing and this guitar is rock solid. feels good. well balanced and the finish and color is awesome.The service at Sweatwater is second to none THANK YOU
Music background: None


came in perfect condition, tuned to perfect,even came with candy!I couldn't of asked for any better

a hidden bargain

When I took it out of the box, I didn't like it. Had very poor sustain. For $169, i felt safe experimenting. I tightened the screws joining the neck to the body. Slowly. To a point where some screws might snap. And waited three days. And went another half tur. And the sustain is fabulous now. The pickups are good, although it may need something brighter in the neck. I may have just been very lucky, but I can't make my set neck SG sound as good as this guitar. My musician friends say " You fell into one" with this one.
Music background: strictly amateur, and playing three nights a week.
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