Gibson this morning pulled the veils off its latest Guitar Of The Week offering––a smooth new SG Special armed with a pair of active EMG humbuckers.
I like the stripped down look… the guitar is part of Gibson’s low-cost SG Special line, so while it shouldn’t dent your pocketbook too much, being a Limited Edition GOTW model it still manages to offer some nice bells and whistles to set it apart.
The big story here is of course those dual active pickups––an EMG 85 at the neck, EMG 81 at the bridge––but the guitar boasts a few other unique features as well, including an Ebony fretboard (with “sophisticated white” binding,) Satin Ebony finish, and black chrome-plated hardware.
Other specs include a traditional mahogany body, mahogany neck with SG profile (24 3/4“ scale length,) fretboard with 22 frets and trapezoid inlays, tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, black ”top hat“ knobs, Grover Kidney tuning machines, dual volume and tone controls, and three-way pickup switching.
As always, just 400 of these guitars will be built, after which time they will be completely removed from production.