The look of a well-loved, gracefully aged instrument.
The Gibson Faded SG Special is an electric guitar that maintains the tradition of looks, functionality,
and value for which the SG guitar is known. Under its attractive faded finish, the Faded Special SG is still the traditional
SG, with mahogany body and neck, Tune-O-Matic/stopbar bridge, and alnico 490 pickups. The guitar's faded finish gives it the
look of an electric that started its rockin' days in the '60s.
A Little SG History
In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that made the upper frets more accessible
while lowering production costs. The new guitar was popular, but Les Paul the guitarist behind the original Les Paul did not
like it and asked to have his name removed. Gibson renamed the model the "SG" which was short for "solid guitar". Though Les
Paul's name was officially removed from the model in 1961, the plastic Les Paul nameplates (positioned between the rhythm
pickup and fingerboard) were in abundance in the Gibson factory and SG models having these nameplates were built and sold
by Gibson up to the end of 1963. SGs have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony
Iommi, and Angus Young.
Gibson Faded SG Special Electric Guitar Features:
- Mahogany body
- Mahogany neck
- Rounded '50s neck profile
- Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
- 24-3/4" scale
- 1-11/16" nut width
- Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
- Chrome hardware
- 490R and 490T alnico magnet humbuckers
- Controls: 2 volume, one tone, 3-way switch
Gibson Faded SG Special Electric Guitar Includes:
Playing a guitar that looks as if it has been around the block lends authority. Order today.