Epiphone SG Special Model Reviews
I bought this unit in a shop in Dublin, because I was sick of my Squier breaking down every time I tried to use it.
I also wanted a lighter guitar, and one which actually responded to a distortion pedal.
Job done for 250 Euro....about $175.
It is much lighter than many other guitars I've tried in the past.
It responds very well to distortion (Humbucker pickups kicking in), and it's clean tone isn't too bad either.
I have been told that adding DiMarzio super distortion pickups to the bridge will make it sound sharper still.
It is pretty well finished - at least 10 times better than the Squier.
A previous reviewer had a bad experience with the neck...
This guitar is simply not as strong as it's Fender equivalents, although I have seen the more expensive SG400 of friend of mine, been thrown on the ground any number of times and it hasn't broken.
Looking back, as a starter guitar it's grand, the action is a little higher than I'd anticipated at first.
Construction; Not bad. Some aspects of the finish I had qualms with; Paint....and that's it.
For a $175 dollar guitar it's quite well built, no electrical faults in 7 months of ownership.
Overall quality: 3/5
Excellent starter guitar for the money, I'm very fond of mine.
Although if I was buying again, I'd save my money for the SG 450 SE...the guitar this one ideally should be.
Nice tones, not too heavy on the back, worth the price.A guitar player
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