Gibson SG Special with Maestro Vibrola Cherry 1968

The SG Special evolved out of the Les Paul Special in the early '60s when Gibson introduced the SG as its primary solidbody shape. The Special was conceived as a more affordable, parred-down take on SG Standard, and this designation persists till today. 

Years of Production:
 1959 - 1978, 1985 - present

Body Style: Dual cutaway solidbody  

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Dual P-90 pickups, two volume and two control knobs, tremolo tailpiece, 24.75-inch scale length, set neck

Notable SG Players:  Tony Iommi, Angus Young, Derek Trucks, Jeff Tweedy

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