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Gibson SG Special 2018 Electric Guitar

 
4.8

(6 reviews)

$1,099.00 MSRP: $1,829.00 Save : $730.00 (40%)
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MSRP: $1,829.00 $1,099.00 Save : $730.00 (40%)
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Description

The Gibson USA SG Special 2018 pairs pure rock tones with impressive looks.

If you want a genuine USA-made Gibson SG with incredible tone and classy style, the Gibson USA SG Special 2018 is a great choice. Adorned in your choice of two beautiful satin finishes, the mahogany body is paired with an ultra-fast, comfortable SlimTaper mahogany neck for that classic SG tone and feel while the smooth-playing rosewood fretboard features 24 medium, cryogenically-treated frets and elegant small block inlays. Delivering a bright, crisp sound and plenty of rock-approved tones, the SG Special 2018 comes loaded up with a pair of mini humbuckers and a traditional 4-knob/3-way toggle control compliment. Old-school-inspired nickel-plated hardware includes a set of vintage-style Keystone tuners, an aluminum Tune-O-Matic bridge, and an aluminum stopbar tailpiece. Includes soft case.

Get your Gibson SG Special 2018 Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Soft Case
  • Gibson Accessory Kit
Reviews

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4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

The 2018 SG Special ~ 70s Mojo

By 

from UT

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Mini Humbuckers
  • Mojo
  • No Neck Binding
  • Resonance
  • Soft Case
  • Vintage Vibe

Cons

    Best Uses

      I have many many guitars and many SGs. When I saw the specs and the natural satin finish for the SG Special in the 2018 model year, it was a shut up and take my money moment. I called up my Sam Ash guy Ira Hoch who is a pleasure to work with and got it ordered. I am going to put some witch hat knobs on it to make it look even more straight out of the 70s. I like the new soft case this SG came with a lot better than the gig bags Gibson has shipped with their lower end guitars the last several years. I am a big fan of SGs and this guitar did not disappoint. Fit and finish are great and the mini humbuckers are awesome. Finally, I must say I actually prefer the satin and or faded finishes of Gibsons "low end" guitars, and the lack of neck binding for that matter. They feel just a bit broken in and the guitars resonate so nicely. I am loving SG #9

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      5.0

      2018 American SG

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      from Fox River Grove IL

      Verified Reviewer

      Put one of these in your hands and you won't be able to resist playing some AC/DC. The 2018s are here and Gibson has kept to its roots once again. This is an American Gibson at an affordable price, putting a good guitar in your hands. The finish is one of the more expensive factors of a guitar, and this is where they've saved some of their money. That said, it feels like the finish is a bit thicker than in previous years on the worn models.

      The guitar itself is otherwise like much more expensive SG's, using the same woods, pickups and hardware. If you're in the market for an SG, and can't afford the glossy ones, this is the guitar for you. The pickups are hot and the guitar is bright and aggressive in ways that sometimes Les Pauls miss. This was made to rock, and it will do so for you.

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      5.0

      Gibson SG fans on a budget may rejoice

      By 

      from Cincinnati, OH

      Staff Reviewer

      So for 2018 I feel Gibson really stepped up their game on their entry level models. For a "stripped down" SG this one certainly doesn't look or play that part. A pair of mini humbuckers give you a unique but versatile tone. Brighter and chimier than a typical PAF style humbucker but still plenty of snarl when you dig in. The controls are the familiar 4 knobs and 3 way selector you'd find on just about any SG. The faded cherry finish looks spectacular and I love the inlay work on the neck. Again although it's stripped down it certainly doesn't look or play that way. Setup, fit, and finish out of the box are quite good but personally I'd likely put a bone nut on and setup the guitar to my preferred action/string gauge. As with any guitar I'd urge a buyer to get a setup plan so that it can 1) be personalized to your tastes and 2) to protect your investment for the long haul as changes in temperature, humidity, etc can all have impacts on your guitar. Props to Gibson for the included accessory pack and soft case. If you're on a budget and love SG's and want the USA Gibson consider this guitar. If you've already got a killer collection of guitars but want the SG attitude with a little different flavor (ie the mini humbuckers) this is a great guitar to add in for something a little different.

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      5.0

      Beautiful Guitar/Beautiful Sound

      By 

      from Cincinnati, OH

      Staff Reviewer

      This Gibson USA SG Special 2018 is an amazing looking guitar with its beautiful satin finish, but what really makes this guitar amazing is its beautiful tone. It has a beautiful crisp sound that has been a staple in rock music forever. It comes with a nice gigbag and its accessory kit.

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      5.0

      Great Gibson SG!

      By 

      from nyc

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • looks great
      • plays great
      • sounds great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • live
        • recording
        • rehearsal

        Check out this great Gibson SG being offered at a great price. These guitars have a great fit and finish and fantastic pickups for the price. Great deal on an American made Gibson. If you haven't check these out you certainly should soon!

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        4.0

        The latest SG

        By 

        from Columbus oh

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • great sound
        • light weight
        • low action

        Cons

          Best Uses

            The SG has been used by everyone from Clapton to Iommi, from Duane Allman to Pete Townshend and of course Angus!. This latest version features a pair of mini humbuckers which offer a bit more top end and clarity. The small block inlays are unique to this particular model. Comfortable design and low action make this a great choice for hard rockin blues. Love the natural finish.

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            Specs
            Number Of Frets 24
            Scale Length 24.75"
            Nut Width 1.695"
            Neck Shape Slim Taper
            Fingerboard Radius 12"
            Body Style SG
            Neck Wood Mahogany
            Fingerboard Rosewood
            Body Wood Mahogany
            Pickup Configuration H-H
            Bridge Pickup Mini Humbucker
            Neck Pickup Mini Humbucker
            Bridge Type Tune-O-Matic with Stopbar Tailpiece
            Tuning Machines Vintage Style Keystone
            Orientation Right-Handed
            Case/Bag Included Yes
            Case Type Soft Case
            Series Gibson Model Year 2018
            Model SG Special 2018
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            Warranty Info:

            The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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