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Gibson SG Special 2015 Heritage Cherry SGSP15HCSN1

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Better Than Ever SG Tone!

The year 2015 gives you the best Gibson SG Special solidbody electric guitar yet. You get a pair of classic humbuckers, a lightning-quick slim-profile neck, and an extended 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with action that's almost non-existant. The SG's lightweight mahogany body produces lasting sustain and no pain, so you can shred all night and not feel it the next day. A slick gloss lacquer finish looks and feels luscious while enhancing the tone of this legendary rock machine. Add to all that the new G-Force tuning technology, and we at Sweetwater are certain that this is your time to own a piece of rock history - the Gibson SG Special.

Gibson SG Special Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Gibson's 2015 updates offer enhanced playability
  • '61 Zebra pickups deliver timeless humbucker tone
  • G-Force technology keeps you in perfect tune
  • Rock royalty's instrument of choice
Gibson's 2015 updates offer enhanced playability

Comfort and playability were two of Gibson's primary concerns when they were designing this 2015 SG Special solidbody electric guitar. This guitar's neck and fretboard are .050" wider on each side, making bends and vibrato much easier on its outer strings. Speaking of this SG's silky-smooth fretboard, it's now sanded and buffed to perfection with an all-new oil treatment, making it easy for you to display your fast fretwork. Also, Gibson's new patent-applied-for zero fret nut and Tune-o-matic bridge can be easily adjusted with a hex key if your action is too high - no filing necessary. The Gibson SG Special plays even better than ever thanks to a new Plek process and a new lower fret wire.

'61 Zebra pickups deliver timeless humbucker tone

When you think of the SG tone, you think of a full, meaty sound with solid sustain and rich harmonics. That's just what you get from this guitar. That's because Gibson loaded this axe with a pair of '61 Zebra humbuckers. Featuring unbalanced windings and Alnico V magnets, these pickups deliver all levels of gain with ease, providing you with chimey clean low-gain sounds and aggressive crunch as you roll up the volume. If you want that early PAF sound as the foundation of your tone, you need what the SG Special delivers.

G-Force technology keeps you in perfect tune

Gibson took the best of their Min-ETune tuning system and made it the most convenient and powerful tuning tool the guitar world has ever seen: G-Force. Revolutionary in its capabilities, G-Force takes one-strum tuning to the next level by making it just as easy achieve alternate tunings such as drop D. And unlike any other onboard tuning system available, G-Force technology allows you to calibrate the tuner to an external source to put you in perfect tune with everyone in the band.

Rock royalty's instrument of choice

Whether you're after the "Iron Man" heavy chunk of Tommy Iommi or the blues tone of Derek Trucks, the Gibson SG Special has it. In fact, you can find a guitar god in every genre that has made their mark behind the iconic tone of an SG. Onstage at Woodstock in the hands of Santana, Cream-era Eric Clapton - even the classic scene of an SG being splintered into pieces against the stage by Pete Townshend - the SG is a true piece of rock 'n' roll history in tone, looks, and spirit.

Gibson SG Special Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • G-Force tuning technology keeps you in tune and makes alternate tunings easy
  • Zero fret nut allows unparalleled ease in adjusting your action
  • New wider neck and fingerboard - .050" per side - for increased playing comfort
  • New Tune-o-matic bridge with hex wrench adjustment on thumbscrews for easy action adjustments
  • Accurate intonation thanks to the new Plek program with 27% lower fret wire
  • Sanded/buffed fingerboard and new oil treatment for smooth fretting
  • 1-piece thicker rosewood fingerboard gives you great sustain and durability
  • Pearl inlays for classic SG looks
  • More robust cables for improved signal
  • New improved jack design for uninterrupted signal
  • Commemorative "100" logo on the headstock celebrating Les Paul's 100th birthday
  • Les Paul hologram for authenticity and a tribute to the man
  • Hardshell case on all models

Legendary rock tone and modern technology with the Gibson SG Special!

Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape SG
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Gloss Lacquer
Color Heritage Cherry
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Slim Profile
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearl Dots
Number of Frets 24
Nut Width 1.795"
Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-matic bridge/Stop bar tailpiece
Tuners Gibson G Force Tuning System
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup '61 Tribute Zebra
Bridge Pickup '61 Tribute Zebra
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone
Strings .009-.046
Case Included Hardshell