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Gibson Faded SG Special Electric Guitar

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The Gibson Faded SG Special is an electric guitar that maintains the tradition of looks, functionality, and value for which the SG guitar is known. ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The look of a well-loved, gracefully aged instrument.

The Gibson Faded SG Special is an electric guitar that maintains the tradition of looks, functionality, and value for which the SG guitar is known. Under its attractive faded finish, the Faded Special SG is still the traditional SG, with mahogany body and neck, Tune-O-Matic/stopbar bridge, and alnico 490 pickups. The guitar's faded finish gives it the look of an electric that started its rockin' days in the '60s.

A Little SG History

In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that made the upper frets more accessible while lowering production costs. The new guitar was popular, but Les Paul the guitarist behind the original Les Paul did not like it and asked to have his name removed. Gibson renamed the model the "SG" which was short for "solid guitar". Though Les Paul's name was officially removed from the model in 1961, the plastic Les Paul nameplates (positioned between the rhythm pickup and fingerboard) were in abundance in the Gibson factory and SG models having these nameplates were built and sold by Gibson up to the end of 1963. SGs have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.

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  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rounded '50s neck profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Chrome hardware
  • 490R and 490T alnico magnet humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 volume, one tone, 3-way switch

Playing a guitar that looks as if it has been around the block lends authority. Order today.

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Great First Guitar


from Nottingham, -Shire

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Me And my friend have been playing this guitar for about 11 months, and only until now we encounted a problem, but that had to do with the production of the guitar. It can really be used for any genre, especially metal. With a good Amp, this guitar sounds amazing, and its defianlty something that i would recomend. Soon I shall buy a black gibson, but until then i will rock on this guitar. If you can afford it, then get it!

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Great value


from Marble falls

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This guitar is a great beginner's guitar. You can shred, solo, and bend on this guitar without any trouble. I do have a few problems with it though- the dials are loose and I have tried to fix them but it just won't happen. This is a great rock guitar and I'm sticking with Gibson and Epiphone because they make awesome guitars!!

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