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Gibson SG Special Heritage Cherry, 2002

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Not long after the Les Paul appeared, ‘Special’ models followed. With the 1961 revamp and rename of the line in 1961, the SG Special came on stage. Using the same basic construction as the Standard or Custom models, the SG Special lowered price points by minimizing decoration.

Differences between the Gibson SG Special and SG Standard don’t jump out at first. The main visual elements are the same – the same wood selection, shape, and gloss lacquer finish. However, the Special has an unbound fingerboard with dot markers, gold-decal Gibson logo and ‘SG’ engraved on the truss rod cover. The SG Standard has a bound fingerboard, trapezoidal markers, Mother of Pearl Gibson logo plus the ‘Holly’ inlay on the headstock. As well, the pickups are uncovered on the Special, while the Standard pickups have metal covers.

There is another variant, the Gibson SG Special Faded, which has a lighter finish in ‘Worn Brown’ or ‘Worn Cherry’.

This Gibson SG Special was built at the Gibson Nashville plant and dates to March 2nd, 2002. It’s in very nice shape, and plays well. It looks, feels and sounds like an SG with the full size, ‘Batwing’ pickguard.

The original Gibson-branded gig bag is included.


 

Price: $1000 CAD
  • Model: SG Special
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Heritage Cherry
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 00612393
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 29/11/2018

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Gig Bag case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.15lbs 3.25kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 42mm 1.65in
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