Epiphone SG Special
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Epiphone SG Special

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

MGR/Sam Hall 04/01/2004

Epiphone SG Special : MGR/Sam Hall's user review

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Purchased it form Musicians Friend for $150 (US) as a my first guitar. I had to share my brothers Fender American Strat and I wanted a Paul, but was low on cash

It is an inexpensive guitar that gives you that Les Paul tone. It's got a fast neck and nice string action. It comes stock 9's, but I prefger the sound and feel of D'Addario XL 10's. It's similiar to the guitars that bands that I like use, so I was stoked to get this guitar. It's fallen a few times and it's still working as usuall.

There are a few problems with it. The tuners aren't that great. I have to retune after every song. I have also had a little trouble with the input jack. The washers fell off and I had to replace them. There is a slight hum. I believe it is realted to the type of pickup selsctor that is used.
The guitar tends to fall out of my strap, but that was nothing thata straplock couldn't solve.

It's made in Korea. The guitar has a nice ebony finish. I like the neck binding it has good construction and feel. It was what I was expecting for $150.

Overall it is a good begginner guitar if your looking for the LP tone. I got what I expected for $150. If you want the LP tone and have the money I would reccomend getting a better model like the standard or custom.

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