A Great Value
I've always wanted an SG style guitar to add to my collection. The iconic SG profile was a must have for me and the Epiphone SG Special fit the bill perfectly. I love the short, fat scale on the Epi Special guitars. When the guitar arrived (double boxed), I immediately gave it a good going over and it was completely flawless. Mine is an Indonesian build and is an excellent example. The setup was pretty good out of the box but still room for improvement which is what I like. The controls on the Special are simple, smooth and very reactive. The PUPs are surprisingly clean and articulate.
This will be an Iommi tribute but just aesthetically, the hardware will remain the same. I was hoping for a very dark rosewood fretboard and that's what I got, it's almost black and will be a great contrast background for the Jockomo cross inlays. Gibson brand, chrome humbucker covers fit the Epi PUPs very well. All in all, I'm extremely pleased and would recommend this guitar to anyone interested in an SG style. Very important also, is the customer service and fast shipping that you get from Sweetwater. They are, without a doubt, THE number one online outlet for guitars, parts and accessories. Thanks to Mr. Thorpe for a great Christmas.