When the SG debuted back in '61 it was considered pretty radical for the time, with its thin body and no nonsense styling, it clearly focussed on raw power and playability. Quickly becoming a fan favourite with players like Pete Townshend, the SG found itself a permanent member of the Gibson roster. With the USA SG Special 2018, Gibson wanted to capture the same level of excitement as back in '61.
With the classic Mahogany body, finished in Satin Cherry, this SG is the same tone machine we all know and love. The Thin Mahogany neck is topped with a lush Rosewood fingerboard to complete the tonewood dream team. Unlike normal Mahogany guitars, the SG is super light thanks to its thinline profile and simplistic design. With a 24.75" scale length and 24 medium frets, it's comfortable and super familiar.
With a pair of Gibson Mini Humbuckers it offers bite and a super responsive, well-rounded tone. Perfect for players looking for an alternative Gibson tone, these pickups offer clarity, definition and punch. Everything you would want from an SG.View Full Specs
Neck profile: Slim Taper
Scale length: 24.75"
Number of frets: 24 - Medium - Cryogenically Treated
Bridge: Aluminium Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Aluminium Stop Bar
Tuners: Vintage Style Keystones
Neck pickup: Mini Humbucker
Bridge pickup: Mini Humbucker
Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch