Gibson 2007 SG Special Faded Worn Red Guitar Used
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Gibson 2007 SG Special Faded Worn Red Guitar
Used with wear associated with use. Cosmetic scratches/scuffs. Nothing major, but there are several. There are a couple on the minor scratches on the neck similar to the body that we couldn't get to show up in photos. Nothing that can be felt while playing. Various scratches on the body as shown. Tuning machines were changed to gold Grover Deluxe. Minimal fret wear. Plays and functions as it should.
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. Body
Mahogany 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.
The SG Special Faded 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." Body Design The average weight of a raw SG Special Faded body is 4.03 lbs, which contributes to the relatively light weight of the finished 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.
The neck of the SG Special Faded is constructed from solid mahogany, cut using the superior "quarter sawn" orientation for improved strength and resonance.
The neck on the SG Special Faded is carved to Gibson's comfortable, rounded '50s profile, which offers a smooth playing feel in the hand. This neck shape has been a favorite with many players, and echoes the chunkier neck shapes of many SG Standards of the mid '60s.
The angled, classical-style peg head and mahogany neck work together to provide exceptional tonal richness and resonance from the neck, with a good string definition and sustain.
Gibson uses what is known as the Mortise & Tenon joint to bind neck to body so that the two pieces form one solid unit. This time-tested technique has been used for millennia in all the great woodworking arts—from shipbuilding to cabinetry—to create one solid wood unit from two separate sections, and has been proven to yield a stronger neck and body than if the instrument was made from a single piece of wood.
4.25° (+/- 15 seconds)Headstock Angle
The SG Special Faded headstock is carefully angled at Gibson's traditional 17 degrees, which increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay in the nut slots. An increase in string pressure also means there is no loss of string vibration between the nut and the tuners, which equals better sustain.
Gibson's traditional truss rod, found in most all of our guitars, is highly responsive to the individual adjustments you'll want to make to personalize and optimize string action and sustain.
The Gibson logo — one of the most globally recognized logos of all time — is silkscreened in gold across the top of the headstock face of the SG Special Faded.
The adhesive used to join neck and body is Franklin Titebond 50, one of the strongest glues on the market today. Tolerance When fitting the neck and body together, we take advantage of our precise measuring equipment so that all angles, pitches and alignments maintain a tolerance within .005 of an inch. Not only does this help to keep your guitar in tune but it also maintains proper string alignment relative to the fingerboard.
The neck of the SG Special Faded carries an unbound rosewood fingerboard, the traditional fingerboard of the original SG Standard. Rosewood is both hardwearing and sonically superlative, adding sweetness and depth to the guitar's overall sound.
The SG Special Faded sports 22 medium-jumbo frets, the preferred size of rock and blues players looking for optimum playing comfort, tone, and easy bending.
Rosewood fingerboards are known for their rich, round tone and superb definition.
The 12-inch radius of the SG Special Faded fingerboard provides smooth note bending capabilities and eliminates "dead" or "choked out" notes, common occurrences on fingerboards with lesser radiuses.
The SG Special Faded fingerboard carries acrylic dot position markers.
SG Special Faded has a specially molded nut, made from a hard-wearing acrylic polymer. This alternative to bone offers a very durable material, delivers enhanced sustain, and benefits from clean and precise string slots. It is installed into the top surface of the neck, butting up to the end of the fingerboard to ensure proper tone and sustain transfer.
The width of the nut on the SG Special Faded is approximately 1 11/16", the traditional nut width of Gibson electric guitars