Gibson SG Special | 2003
What an iconic guitar! Used 2003 Gibson SG Special Faded Brown. This one is found to be in very Good Condition for its 16 years of existence. It has minimal fret wear, a few marks of use on the guitar, but nothing that does not add to its mojo. Action is incredibly nice and low it plays fantastically.
The body of each SG Special Faded is crafted from solid mahogany, one of the most revered tonewoods in the history of the electric guitar, and the same wood used for the SG Standard and Special since the introduction of this classic Gibson design in 1961.
The SG Special Faded design follows the classic lines of the SG Standard, with a flat top, contoured body edges, and deep cutaways that yield two slightly asymmetrical pointy body "horns."
Its tonal characteristics come from the Mahogany wood its body is made out of. It is a medium-dense wood with excellent resonance and superior sustain, and it offers a rich, round, warm tone, but with plenty of high-end sheen and good midrange presence. It has long been acknowledged as a classic tonewood for rock and blues instruments in particular.
This SG Special Faded is finished in Worn Brown, which resemble the look of a long-played, road-tested guitar. The SG Special Faded has a "worn" satin texture like that of a much-played vintage guitar, giving it the look and feel of an SG that has already been on the road for decades.
The SG Special Faded is hand-finished in grain-textured nitrocellulose in a simplified process that results in a gently road-worn appearance. Unlike many other manufacturers, who settle for a hard polyurethane finish, Gibson opts for a breathable nitrocellulose finish that will encourage the natural vibration of the instrument for a purer tone. In addition, a nitro finish is very porous and actually gets thinner over time, so your guitar will further age gracefully as you play it.
- Finish: Original
- Body Material: Mahogany Body
- Body Details: Three piece mahogany body.
- Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard
- Neck Profile: C
- Neck Thickness (IN): 1st: .81" 12th: .98"
- Fingerboard Radius: 12.00
- Nut Width: 1-11/16 in
- Neck Details: Single piece mahogany neck with ebony board.
- Electronics: Original
- Hardware: Original
- Weight: 6 lbs 14.4 oz
- Modifications / Repairs: None
- Case: None
- Cosmetic Condition: Minor play wear. Some finish wear in forearm area. Minor buckle rash on back.
- Tech Notes: Plays well with low action. Frets are clean with only slight wear.