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Stock code: GIBSGSCWBCH1

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For only $159.90, include the
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Auckland North Island South Island Warehouse

Include Rocksure Performance Warranty

For only $159.90, include the
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Hands down, the SG Special Faded is the best combination of features and value in Gibson’s iconic SG line-up. You still get the dynamic, slim mahogany body and hair-trigger quick neck that have made the SG legendary, but without all the non-essentials. The ultra-affordable price tag on this guitar is owed to fewer coats of finish than can be found on the traditional SG Standard and SG Special. This stripped-down finishing process means that not only will you enjoy more resonance but you’ll be the proud owner of an SG that looks straight out of the ’60s. The SG Special Faded is uncivilized. It’s fierce. And it’s got to hang in your guitar rack.

Faded Finish Process
The SG Special Faded, available in either Worn Brown or Worn Cherry, undergoes a simplified finishing process for increased resonance and the look of a well-loved road-worn guitar. Applied by hand, the Faded finishes mimic the much-desired aged finish that a Gibson from the ’50s or ’60s might have today. By using stain instead of paint and fewer coats of sealant, our luthiers have cut down on the extremely time-consuming finishing process to bring you our most affordable SG, without skimping on materials.

Classic neck profile so comfortable you’ll never put it down
The most distinguishable neck of all-time. The traditional late-’50s neck profile on the SG Standard is hand-sanded by American craftsmen to give you a comfortably thick, round profile that emulates the neck shapes of the iconic late ’50s Gibson models. Without the binding that distinguishes the SG Standard’s fingerboard, the SG Special is stripped-down and ready to play. Scorching hot uncovered pickups for modern tone Gibson’s 490R and 49OT uncovered pickups (“R” for rhythm and “T” for treble) give you the flavor of Gibson’s original ’57 Classic pickup, but roll the output and midrange grind upward a few notches to create a pickup more suited to modern music. Acrylic dot inlays and a silkscreened Gibson logo you’ll be proud of

The SG Special’s figured, swirl acrylic dot inlays give these classic inlays the mother-of-pearl look you lust for. In addition, the Gibson logo — the most recognizable in all of music — is silkscreened onto the headstock.

Solid mahogany body provides a lifetime of warm tone
Get this guitar in your paws and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to tone heaven. Built for a lifetime of use, the SG Special’s solid mahogany body cranks out round, open, warm tone. You’ll get tone that is somewhat soft, but extremely well-balanced, with good grind and bite. It has the potential for good depth, with full (though not super-tight) lows, velvety highs and a slightly compressed response