Gibsons are expensive. We all know. So how about this? A fantastic SG, at a great price – the satin finish is not as shiny as a regular finish. But that’s it. it’s still a fantastic sounding SG, with it’s trademark bite. With the full pickguard it’s very much late sixties style. Think Pete Townsend on Live at Leeds, or Carlos Santana at Woodstock.
- Powerful, intense, and affordable 6-string electric guitar with solid mahogany body and ’50s rounded neck profile
- 490T and 490R pickups–”T” for treble, and “R” for rhythm
- Swirl acrylic inlays for classic “pearl” look
- Gibson Tune-O-Matic bridge; 2 volume and 2 tone controls plus 3-way toggle
- Worn brown finish with chrome hardware; comes with Gibson Deluxe Gig Bag
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.
The Gibson SG range was first popular in the mid 1960s . Very influential guitarists such as George Harrison of the Beatles, Eric Clapton of Cream, and Robbie Kreiger of the Doors all played Gibson SGs. But this model, the full-scratchplate Gibson SG Special is most associated with Pete Townsend of the Who around 1969-1970. Continue reading