Contrary to popular belief, electric guitars are an instrument that requires you to master two very different things. One is, of course, the playing technique, but the other is utilizing the hardware of that guitar and that of the amplifier in order to dial in a great tone.
Glossy SG style solid Mahogany body, 22 Frets, great four screw two piece bolt-on rosewood neck, 2 open-coil reversed magnetic passive humbuckers so that you would be able to nail an array of harmonics and sustain is amazing. It sounds full and the pickups can scream pretty well with overdrive kicked up, one tone and one volume control, 3 way selector, tune-o-Matic bridge and a dual sided cross threaded head which enables the user to tune and string quickly. This guitar looks amazing and is pretty light compared to other electrics. Following very closely was the G-310 which was desired to portray the image of its earlier cousin while adding a few design and control tweaks. The rosewood fretboard is polished and smooth enabling quick movement to nail every note with perfection. It’s not the most fancy fret board but it's very secure and straight.
Excellent clean tone for the price range. It sounds pretty good distorted. Normal sound is very clean. It is definitely a rocker's guitar, it sounds so much better with crunch and distortion, but if you don't want to, nor need to play soft music then this guitar is perfect. It sounds great! It has a great crunch to it, and this guitar can do anything from blues, to heavy death metal. It even sounds bluesy clean on the treble pickup. For its price this guitar sounds excellent. This guitar is very versatile as no matter the setup, this guitar delivers quality cleans and quite the punch when you turn up the gain. The sound is very rich, and it's brighter than a lot of guitars. It is a fit for tapping/chords/lead.
The paint is amazingly smooth. This guitar was made pretty well! Everything seems to work perfect. The guitar strings are low to the fret board and won’t get any feedback whatsoever. The pickups look fantastic and work well too. The guitar as a whole feels really solid. This guitar has great action; it is definitely a good buy if you’re looking for something on the less expensive side. Everything is just where it should be, and it has a perfect neck for hands, it's small but still wide. This thing is built perfectly. It is a budget guitar and it is great for starters. It has quality in everything.
The action is good on this guitar. The neck is straight and it is really quick. The neck's paint is very durable. Tuning pegs feel tight and hold tune very well. Pickups are at the correct height. The tuner pegs are great and stay in tune for a very long time. Properly book matched top bridge is routed alright. The guitar came set up perfectly. The action is pretty good you will find it comfortable and easy to play on. The tuning machines all work smoothly.
This guitar can withstand Live playing, and it works fine while it does. This one looks and plays well, and for a beginner; this guitar is perfect. The hardware is solid, and it works fine. The strap buttons are really quite secure.
This guitar could survive a nuclear bomb well ok maybe that's an exaggeration but seriously it's tough and it's almost indestructible. The SG Special is a really good guitar. This guitar is pretty reliable. The hardware is sturdy, the pickups are pretty durable. The strap buttons are reliable and this guitar probably wouldn't need strap locks. Even though the finish scratches like talc, it is thick.
It has amazing tone clean and distorted, much more than you would expect from a budget guitar. It's comfortable to hold and doesn't weigh much so playing for long periods of time isn't a problem. It’s a nice guitar that would suit beginner guitarists or someone on a budget who wanted a decent guitar for the money. This guitar is great for beginning rockers on a budget. The two humbuckers are great for hard rock and its body style shows attitude.
Body Mahogany Neck Hard maple Neck Profile SlimTaper™ “D” Neck Joint Bolt-on w/tapered heel, 4-bolt recessed Scale length 24.75” Fingerboard rosewood with “dot” inlays Nut width 1.68 Fingerboard Radius 12” Neck Pickup 650R humbucker Bridge Pickup 700T humbucker Pickguard 2-layer, black/white Controls 1-master volume, 1 master-tone with KillPot™ Bridge LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic Tailpiece StopBar Hardware Nickel Tuners Premium 14:1 Typical Weight (+/- 5%) 7.2 lbs Strings D’Addario 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- better than my old squier...
sounds alright, if you plan to keep it for a while you need to buy new humbuckers, these aren't that good... good guitar to start out with... if you've been playin for more than a couple of years go for a gibson or a schecter or maybe a fender... It is good for a clean tone, but with these stock pickups the added distortion isn't too fancy. overall it's alright.