As an aspiring musician on a budget, I have a hard time restraining myself when I walk into a guitar store and see some of the guitars hanging on the wall. Gibson and Fender USA guitars are my favorites, and, naturally, some of the most expensive electric guitars that are sold at most retail stores. So, when I discovered this considerably low-priced version of Angus Young's signature guitar, I was thrilled, and my excitement didn't wane in the slightest bit when I picked it up.
The Gibson SG Special is a lightweight, beautifully crafted guitar. It can either be bought in a faded finish or a polished finish, the polished finish being a bit more expensive, seeing as it is more durable.
I had expected that a Gibson being sold below a thousand dollars wouldn't play too well, and so, I was in shock when I heard the sound quality it has. It has Gibson’s 490 Rhythm and Treble Pickups, a 50's style rounded neck, tune-o-matic bridge, and dot inlays. The body is made of solid Mohagony, and the 22-fret fingerboard is made of Rosewood. The neck rarely gets mis-alligned, and this guitar can sometimes go for months without needing to be re-tuned.
I am incredibly satisfied with this guitar, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is committed to playing guitar.
Also, if you have the money to get the polished design, that is the one I would suggest you buy - it is worth the money - but the faded finish sounds and looks great, too.