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The SG Special Raw Power was introduced in 2009 as the first SG ever produced with a Maple body, and offered a large range of finish options. It was also unique in being the only SG Special featuring '57 Classic humbuckers instead of the usual 490R/490T set.

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  • $1,664 MSRP
  • $998 Street

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Maple body
    • Grade A Maple (Natural finish only)
  • Chambered for weight relief
    • Average weight: 5.37 lbs
  • Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 3-pc laminated Maple
  • '50s Rounded profile
  • Set-in construction
    • Franklin Titebond 50 glue
  • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • Maple fretboard
    • Acrylic dot inlays
    • Trapezoid at 12th fret
    • Grade A Maple
    • 12" radius
  • Open Book headstock
  • Silkscreened Gibson logo
  • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
  • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 medium frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • Corian nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width
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Electronics:

  • Two uncovered '57 Classic Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • 7.9k Ohms D.C. resistance
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

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

Finishes:

  • Natural
  • Satin Yellow
  • Satin Gold
  • Satin Blue/Platinum Burst
  • Platinum
  • Satin White
  • Satin Translucent Ebony
  • Satin Olive Green
  • Satin Aquamarine