The Gibson SG Special Faded was born from a variety of small changes made to Gibson instruments over the course of 50-plus years. The SG Special evolved from the Les Paul Special in the early '60s, and was meant to be a less expensive, stripped-down version of the SG Standard for no-frills players. The SG Special Faded, released in 2002 and still in production today, implemented another cost-reducing measure: the use of a light satin finish. Those digging the SG body shape but who don't need unnecessary bells and whistles may want to take a look at the Gibson SG Special Faded.

Product Specs

  • SG Special Faded
  • Worn Brown
  • Worn Cherry
  • 2004 - 2012
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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Reviews for the Gibson SG Special Faded Electric Guitar
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  • SG Special Faded is an outstanding guitar-at ANY price!

    SG Special Faded is an outstanding guitar-at ANY price! But, at the going prices, it is the bargain of a lifetime. I own 2 other SG's and the special faded holds it's own with ANY guitar. It's as good as an SG Standard-it is only stripped down cosmetically, but in terms of tone and playability it i…

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    Really happy

  • SG special faded

    I like the mahogany body and neck on the special fadeds ,the maple neck on the newer fadeds feels different .

  • Amazing guitars!

    I have owned a Gibson SG since 2005. I think it is an amazing sounding guitar especially if you like that dual humbucker sound! Don't hesitate to buy!

  • Great guitar for the value