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The SG Special Faded 3-Pickup was introduced in 2007 and discontinued in 2008.

Features Edit

Faded 3pu
  • $769

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Mahogany body
  • Satin nitrocellulose lacquer over stain
    • No grain filler (open pores)

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Mahogany
  • '50s Rounded profile
  • Set-in construction
    • Franklin Titebond 50 glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Acrylic dot inlays
    • 12" radius
  • Open Book headstock
  • Silkscreened Gibson logo
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 medium frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Electronics:

  • Three uncovered 490R/490R/490T Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • 7.8k Ohms D.C. resistance
  • 6-way rotary switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Grover Kluson-style tuning machines
    • 14:1 ratio
    • "Green Key" buttons
  • 5-ply "Batwing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • Single-ply black
  • Black Reflector knobs
  • Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Worn Ebony
  • Worn White