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The SG Special 400 was introduced in 1985 and was the first variant to be spawned by the SG Special. It was conceived as an effort to compete with the popular "superstrats" of its era, and was a special order version of the Special for the first year, becoming a regular production model in 1986. It was discontinued in 1987.

There was also a limited run model called the Special 400X with a 6-Inline Explorer headstock.

Special 400 Edit

1986 sgspecial400

Panther Pink

  • $833

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Mahogany body
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Neck:

  • Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
  • Joins body at 20th fret
  • Rosewood fretboard (1985)
  • Ebony fretboard (1986-1987)
    • Acrylic dot inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Open Book headstock
  • Silkscreened Gibson logo
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • Locking nut
  • 1 11/16" nut width
86 special 400 red

Ferrari Red

Electronics:

  • Two single coils
  • One uncovered Dirty Fingers Humbucker
    • Ceramic magnet
    • ~15k Ohms D.C. resistance
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone
    • Push/pull volume coil tap
  • 3 on/off mini-switches

Hardware:

  • Black hardware
  • Black Grover tuning machines
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover, double-ply
  • Black Speed knobs
  • Kahler Flyer tremolo

Finishes:

  • Ebony 
  • Antique White 
  • Ferrari Red 
  • Pewter 
  • Panther Pink 

Special 400X Edit

400x

All specs the same as Special 400.