A Vintage-looking SG Special with a Modern Sound!
Since the first version of the SG Special in 1961, the Special has represented the combination of looks, functionality and value that is the hallmark of the SG series. And with the SG Special Faded Series guitar, Gibson has given you a guitar with look of well-worn, well-loved instrument.Gibson SG Special Faded Guitar at a Glance:
- "Faded and Worn" finish for the look of a classic Gibson
- "Modern Classic" pickups for brighter, more upper midrange tone
- American made with quality woods
Gibson's SG Special Faded Guitar comes with a unique Worn Brown finish that evokes the history of the SG. At first glance you might think this SG Special walked right out of the 1960s and onto the stage! But what's more important is the feel of the SG Special. With hand-worn satin finishes and a classic Gibson body style, Faded Series guitars have that comfortable, familiar feeling of a favorite guitar, right out of the case."Modern Classic" pickups for brighter, more upper midrange tone
But the SG Special Faded has the performance capability of a brand new instrument. Built with Gibson's "Modern Classic" pickups, the SG Special Faded features tonal characteristics similar to the '57 Classic, but delivers a slight increase in the upper mids for a more contemporary humbucking sound. The special Alnico II magnet gives these beauties a singing quality that delivers on demand.
The SG Special's 490R neck pickup, with its neck-spaced pole pieces, is carefully calibrated to match the bridge-spaced 490T bridge pickup for a perfect combination of warmth and bite. Available with chrome, gold or nickel covers, or with open coils, the 490R and 490T come mounted with two-conductor wiring from the factory. But you can add four-conductor shielded pickups for series, parallel and split coil variations. Make your SG Special's setup truly your personal favorite!American made with quality woods
The SG Special Faded is built at Gibson's esteemed Nashville, Tennessee plant by experienced guitarmakers. The mahogany body and neck are complimented by the 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays. Classic chrome hardware, including Gibson's famed Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, complete the picture. And your guitar will go through Sweetwater's famed setup, playing flawlessly as soon as you get your hands on it.Gibson SG Special Faded Guitar Features:
- Mahogany body and neck
- 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
- PLEK'd for precision playability
- Scale length 24 3/4"; total length: 18.062" SG,
- Width at 12th Fret: 2.062"
- Neck Joint Location: 19th Fret
- 17 degree peghead pitch
- Thickness at 1st fret: .818"
- Thickness at 12th fret: .963"
- Heel Length: .625"
- Nut Width: 1.687"
- Chrome plated hardware
- Stopbar tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge
- Black 'Tophat" knobs
- "Green Keys" tuners
- 490R Alnico Humbucker neck pickup
- 490T Alnico Humbucker bridge pickup