Gibson SG Special Faded
Gibson SG Special Faded

SG Special Faded, SG-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the SG series.

iamqman 12/31/2011

Gibson SG Special Faded : iamqman's user review

« Nice price for a light weight »

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The Gibson SG guitars a fantastic sounding instrument that has a ton of versatility and dare I say more versatility in the iconic Gibson Les Paul guitar. These guitars are extremely iconic looking into themselves. They have very familiar double cut away body shape that resembles devil horns away. Their body shape is a little bit thinner than the Gibson Les Paul is certainly their neck scale length is a little longer and it's you can reach the higher frets much easier because of the cut away in the body. These guitars have a really dynamic sound and very focused sound but still fall in line with the voicing of the Gibson guitars in general. I find that there are frequency range is a little bit more in the mid range and they really excel in life recording applications much better in my opinion and give Les Paul instruments. Overall they're a dynamic guitar and they sound fantastic and pretty much any setting an application that you put the men.


Gibson SG Special Faded features:
Color: Worn Cherry
Body: Solid mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearloid dot inlays
Number of frets: 22
Pickups: Two coverless humbuckers - 490R (neck) and 490T (bridge)
Controls: Two each tone and volume with three-way pickup selector switch
Machine heads: Green Key
Hardware: Chrome plated
Case: Black padded gigbag


These guitars really do well any high gain type amplifier settings. So these guitars mixed with a Marshall or Mesa boogie amplifier than you're really to find that perfect sweet spot with these guitars. Since they have two hum buckers installed you find that giving them a load of saturation and distortion really excel what they're capable of doing. These guitars don't really sound that great in a clean settings such as a Fender clean or a Vox clean, but when you put them in a position to drive to get tube saturation than you will find out how capable of hard rock tones these guitars are able to handle. They sound great in pretty much any setting but they really have their sweet spot and what they're built for any high gain application.


You can find guitars pretty much anywhere Gibson guitars are sold. They're not quite as readily available as a Gibson Les Paul guitar but they're still very popular and pretty easy to find. You can also find these on most eBay and auction websites but I suggest combing through the classifieds in your local city or your favorite online forum to find one of these instruments. You can find great deals right now because of the gear market prices are so low and there's a lot of deals to be found on these particular guitars. I highly recommend these guitars anyone looking for a great Gibson sound and needs a great guitar for recording or live use. These are players guitars and they sound great on stage as well as any recording session.