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Gibson SG Special Faded Electric Guitar with Gig Bag

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Product Description

The Gibson Faded SG Special is an amazingly affordable American made Gibson SG!
Built with the same features as some of the most sought-after Gibson's ever created, The Faded Cherry and Faded Brown SGs gives this classic model SG the look of a well-worn, well-loved instrument. Features include a mahogany body, a rounded mahogany neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and chrome hardware.

Nothing can match the well-played look and feel of a favorite SG from the 1960s or 70s except today’s SG Special Faded. The Worn finish make these guitars feel like old friends, while humbucking pickups bring the SG Special to a level of performance the originals never had.

The Faded SG Special includes a deluxe padded gigbag.

Gibson 490R and 490T Humbuckers
These Modern Classic pickups feature tonal characteristics similar to the 57 Classic, but deliver a slight increase in the upper mids, for a more contemporary humbucking sound. The special Alnico II magnet gives these beauties a singing quality that delivers on demand. The 490R, with its neck-spaced pole pieces, is calibrated to match the bridge-spaced 490T for a perfect match.

American Musical Supply - an Authorized Gibson Internet Retailer has been selected as one of Gibson's very few Authorized Internet Retail Sites in the United States.
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Gibson is recognized as one of the most respected guitar builders in the world. AMS is proud to have a decades-long history
with them and honored that Gibson has chosen us to bring their world-class instruments to you. Look for more new product
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Product Specifications

Gibson Faded SG Special Specifications


  • Style: SG
  • Species: Mahogany
  • Species: Mahogany
  • Profile: Rounded
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16 inches
  • Species: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4 inches
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Plating Finish: Chrome
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic
  • Knobs: Black with silver insert
  • Machine Heads (Tuners): Green Keys
  • Neck Pickup: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: 490T Alnico magnet humbucker
  • Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch
  • Type: Brite Wires
  • Size: .010-.046
Gig Bag
  • Interior: Black Padded
  • Exterior: Black
  • Silkscreen: White Gibson USA logo

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
RCB-CA-USA from US of A!
Amazing Guitar!!!
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
For the money, you won't find a better 22 fret fixed bridge light weight double humbucking mahogany dream that's this versatile! However, the first one that arrived was...well...defective. The neck angle was so off, it couldn't be put on the front position of a 2-guitar guitar stand -- the neck protruded too far back. Consequently, the guitar could not be setup properly and was sent back. But, I am utterly pleased with the replacement!
Your general opinion of this product.
I am extremely happy with this guitar and how Gibson and American Musical responded to my concerns and needs!
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Amazing. Bright, dark, loud, and articulate -- a full-blown Gibson ...this one sounds like a deep, rich chimmey piano with the classic Gibson sustain. The guitar responds to the most subtle touch and all out bangin'! This is a tone machine suitable for *any* style of music! The pickups are excellent and I've been able to dial in perfectly every tone I've tried thus far from full-blown metal to soft jazz!
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish on the first guitar, the defective one, that has a few paint blobs on it, and though the neck was not set correctly, ...that neck was finished to perfection, a lot of work went into that neck but then they botched it by not setting it correctly, or it shifted badly while in the supply chain! The replacement? Purrrrfect assembly and paint, but the fret ends, just a hint more time could have been spent on this one, just a hint. Also, the metal on the bridge screws and stop bar are too brittle for a good, hard, long-lasting screw driver. Whereas an older SG's metal is harder and can handle this screwdriver, ...the new bridge screws couldn't. When I adjust the stop-bar on the defective guitar to see if the fret buzz could be fixed and action adjusted, the screw hit the end of its travel and couldn't resist the screwdriver and left a screw driver mark on the top of the screw slot. So, be careful if you adjust the stop bar screws, the metal is a hint too brittle!
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