Epiphone SG Special
Epiphone SG Special

SG Special, SG-Shaped Guitar from Epiphone in the SG series.

UtopicDistory 12/09/2006

Epiphone SG Special : UtopicDistory's user review


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Audience: Beginners
Guitar ... Made In China
22 Frets, 2 humbucker pickups Epiphone
Selectors 3 microphones (Rhythm / Medium / Treble)
Potentiometer 2: Volume, Treble
Fairly standard in this price range. 7 / 10


The handle is quite nice
The guitar is very light
In short, good appearance of the SG ... 8 / 10


Its weak point.
The sound is very average!

The clean is absolutely wrong:
lack of acute, it is closer to the microphone acute
and remove the microphone for a serious sound less disgusting.
You must use at most a compressor pedal for a least a draft.
However the distortion is very good on the mic bridge (after adjusting microphones)

For beginners, it is better to consider a Squier Affinity Stratocaster. 2 / 10


I use it for 1 year
I love her for her appearance, weight, well disto sg.
But the clean is really bad and I was forced to buy a stratocaster.
So instead I recommend Dallas Read Strats or Les Paul in that price range that are better.
The value is correct but worse than squier again ...
I will not go that choice if I had tried ...