Used Gibson SG Special 2018 Faded Red W/ Hardshell Case
The Legendary SG Special — with Mini Buckers
Immortalized by Santana at Woodstock and smashed onstage by Townsend, the Gibson SG is a rock icon. Gibson's Nashville-made SG Special 2018 is the real deal, arming you with a pair of crisp, bright mini humbuckers, a slim-profile neck, and a silky Plek'd rosewood fretboard with action that's almost nonexistent. The SG's lightweight mahogany body delivers great sustain and no pain, even if you play all night. And the nitro finish looks and feels luscious while enhancing the tone of this legendary solidbody electric guitar. Kept in great condition has only been barley played. Small scuff on the back of the body (See Picture). No fretwear. Weighs in at 6 lbs 2.6 oz. Comes with hardshell case.
Mini Humbuckers: vive la différence!
For the 2018 SG Special, Gibson has changed things up a bit with the inclusion of Mini Humbuckers. Full-size humbucker adherents may look askance at the Mini, but these pickups have a sound of their own and should not, in any sense, be considered "budget buckers." For many discerning guitarists, Mini Humbuckers serve up the perfect sonic sweet spot — offering the noise-free performance of their big brethren, along with a bit of the brightness and spank of single-coils that helps you slice through the track. Due to their smaller size, Minis sense a shorter length of string vibration that mainly contains higher harmonics. Thus you can expect somewhat brighter and more focused tone than full-size 'buckers tend to deliver. In the neck position, where many full-size humbucking pickups can become muddy, Minis are ideal for chimey rhythm parts. At the bridge, the Mini performs brilliantly for lead work, delivering smooth attack and great sustain. And they can get quite bratty when pushed hard into a high-gain tube amp.
Gibson SG Special 2018 Features:
- Fast mahogany SlimTaper neck; 24.75" scale length
- Rosewood fingerboard with Acrylic Small Block inlays
- Plek'd fretboard for effortless playability
- 24 cryogenically treated medium frets
- 1.695"-wide Tektoid nut
- Lightweight aluminum Tune-O-Matic Bridge and stop-bar tailpiece
- Black Top Hat knobs with silver inserts
- Vintage Style Keystone tuners
- Nickel-plated hardware
- 2 Gibson Mini Humbucker pickups
- 2 volume, 2 tone controls; 3-way toggle selector