Epiphone SG-Special VE Electric Guitar, Vintage Worn Cherry
The Epiphone SG-Special VE™ is a great way for new players to discover a rock classic at a price anyone can afford.
- Classic SG style
- Open Humbuckers with Ceramic Magnets
- Epiphone Premium Machine Heads
- Vintage Worn Cherry finish (VWC)
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Classic SG Styling
When the 'SG' double cutaway electric guitar was first released, it was intended to take the place of the Les Paul,which was discontinued throughout most of the 60s. Lightweight yet powerful, the SG became a hard rock classic and was embraced by a wide range of players including Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, and Pete Townshend of The Who. The new SG-Special VE™ has the same iconic design with a Poplar body with a Mahogany veneer and a black pickguard. The bolt-on Mahogany neck has a 1960's SlimTaper™ D profile, a standard SG scale length of 24.75 inches, a fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays, and 22 medium jumbo frets. The 'Clipped Ear' style headstock has a 60s era Epiphone logo in silver and a '2017' Edition logo on the back of headstock.
Open Coil Humbuckers with Ceramic Magnets
The SG-Special VE™ is powered by two Epiphone open-coil humbuckers with ceramic magnets. Owners of vintage SGs and Les Pauls often remove their pickup covers for a better bass response and magnetic pull. Ceramic pickups have a higher output than vintage Alnico magnet pickups and are designed to provide a tight low-end response with both a smooth mid-range and a slightly more pronounced top end tone. Ceramic magnets have been a favourite of metal and hard rock guitarists for decades. The SG-Special VE™ has a 650R™ in the rhythm position and a slightly 'hotter' 700T in the lead position. Controls include a Master Volume and Master Tone with traditional black 'Speed' knobs and a 3-way pickup selector.
Rock Solid Epiphone Hardware
The new SG-Special VE™ features Epiphone-designed rock solid hardware including the classic SG style LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, a non-rotating 1/4 inch output jack, and premium die-cast 14:1 ratio machine heads for fast and accurate tuning.
Epiphone SG-Special VE™ Specifications
Finish: Vintage Worn
Body Material: Poplar with Mahogany Veneer
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper™ 'D' profile
Neck Joint: Bolt On
Scale Length: 24.75 inch
Headstock: Epiphone 'Clipped Ear', 'Epiphone' logo in silver
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: 'Bell' shaped, 2-layer. 'SG' in white
Fingerboard Radius: 14 inch
Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid 'Dot' Inlays
Nut Width: 1-11/16 inch
Machine Heads: Premium Covered 14:1 ratio
Neck Pickup: Epiphone 650R Humbucker, Open-coil, Ceramic-8 Magnets
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone 700T Humbucker, Open-coil, Ceramic-8 Magnets
Controls: 3-way Pickup Selector
Knobs: Black 'Speed' knobs
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic
Output Jack: Epiphone Exclusive Non-rotating, Heavy Duty Output Jack, Metal Output Jack Plate
Colour: Vintage Worn Cherry (VWC)
Other: '2017' Edition logo on back of headstock
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