The Epiphone SG Special With Kill Switch is an incredible way to get real SG tone and styling without breaking the bank. In 1961, the original Les Paul shape was redesigned into a light, double-cutaway design. That new design soon became known as the "SG" and now, along with the original Les Paul, is the iconic "rock" guitar. Epiphone's G-400 and G-310 SG models have been best sellers in the guitar market for over 15 years featuring the carved SG-body shape at a "workingman's" price. In the summer of 1999, Epiphone introduced the SG Special making it the most affordable SG on the market today.
A Genuine SG, Made Right
This guitar, with its devilish double-cutaway design, reigns supreme in access to all of its 22 frets. The bolt-on hard maple neck provides rigidity and durability to create a delightfully playable feel, while the SlimTaper neck profile is fast and comfortable. The sumptuous rosewood fingerboard carries 22-frets that are adorned with stylish dot position inlays. A pair of hot open-coil, noise-free Humbucking pickups voiced specifically for the bridge position (700T) and neck position (650R) give you authentic rock tone with just the right amount of grit and growl.
The Same Premium Features and More
Even though the Epiphone SG Special is the most affordable SG in the line-up, it still features Epiphone's patented LockTone locking Tune-o-matic bridge and Stop-bar tailpiece for increased sustain and ease in string changing. The master volume and master tone controls each feature full-size 500K potentiometers and Epiphone's rugged all-metal 3-way toggle pickup selector switch for long-lasting, dependable performance. The guitar features chrome hardware and is available in Cherry and Ebony finishes. To top is all off, Epiphone has added their patented combination Tone/Killpot control. Turn it and it works like a regular tone control. Push it in and you have a momentary "Kill" switch which mutes all output for crazy Buckethead-like effects.