SG Special 2017 T
Vintage Looks with Tremendous Tones
Vintage looks with tremendous tones. The SG Special 2017 T is the perfect guitar for the player who desires vintage looks and authentic Gibson tones, but also wants to get the best that our modern construction methods have to offer. A satin finish, nickel-plated hardware, and vintage-style keystone tuners give this SG Special the traditional vibe that we all love. Its slim-taper neck, modern pickups, and small-block inlays suit it to today's most demanding players and it all comes at a truly stunning price for a genuine American-made Gibson guitar. Delivered in a padded gigbag with a strap and polishing cloth.
Body
Top
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: Multi-Matched
Grade: A
Binding: None
 
Back
Wood Species:
Pieces:
Density:
Binding:
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only): 4.2 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
:
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Flat
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: SG
Profile: Slim taper
Thickness at Fret 1: .800"
Thickness at Fret 12: .875"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: 1 lbs 2.0 oz
 
Peg Head
Type: SP1-B
Inlay: None
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: Gold "Gibson" & Holly
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4.25 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortis and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge and Alignment Gauge
 
Nut
Style: Nut
Material: Tektoid
Width: 1.695"
Slots: E: 0.046"
A: 0.036"
D: 0.026"
G: 0.016"
B: 0.011"

e: 0.009"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Medium
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 12"
Frets: 24
Nut/End of Board: 1.695" @ nut, 2.260" @ end of board
Scale: 24 3/4
Binding: None
Side Dots (Color): White
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Small Blocks
Material: Acrylic
Dimensions: large - .77 x .5" small - 1 x .25"
Average Weight: 4.16 oz
Finishes
Satin Vintage Sunburst
Color Code: SV
Surface Texture: Satin
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1.5 - 2 mils
Top: Vintage Sunburst
Top Coat: Satin Lacquer / 30 Sheen, 3-4 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard sides and Nut
Satin Cherry
Color Code: SC
Surface Texture: Satin
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1.5 - 2 mils
Top: Satin Cherry
Top Coat: Satin Lacquer / 30 Sheen, 3-4 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard sides and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 490R 490T
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5250 / 5250 5250 / 5250
Material of Wire (gauge): Copper (42) Copper (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.61 x 0.68" 2.61 x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel Nickel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 18 5/8" 23 7/16"
Slug Material: Nickel Nickel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 0.187 x 0.489" 0.187 x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Alnico II Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 19" 23 1/8"
Magnet Dimensions: 2.5" x 0.5" 2.5 x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: Nickel Nickel
Qfactor: 5.62 5.62
ResistanceDC: 7803 Ohms 7803 Ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2715.71 Hz 2715.71 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Better Hum canceling w/rev polarity Better Hum canceling w/rev polarity
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500K Non-Linear 500K Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: 500K Non-Linear 500K Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022uF .022uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Vintage Style Keystone
Material: Zamak
Weight: 1.0oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Gear Type: Worm
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14139 / 40
 
String Dimensions
E: 0.046"
A: 0.036"
D: 0.026"
G: 0.016"
B: 0.011"
e: 0.009"
 
Bridge
Style: Tune-o-matic
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-14453
Weight: .96 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.058"
A: 0.048"
D: 0.038"
G: 0.028"
B: 0.019''
e: 0.014"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-14453
Weight: 1.12 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono gold plated positive contact
 
Jack Plate
Style: None
Material: n/a
Part Number: n/a
Weight: n/a
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19160 / 60E
Weight: 0.14 oz
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: SG Style
Part Number: SV: 380-12970B - SC: 380-12970C
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black/White bell, Stamp "Special"
Part Number: 430-19406
 
Knobs
Style: SV: Black w/ Gold Insert - SC: Black w/ Silver Insert
Part Number: SV: 430-19211 / 12 - SC: 430-149200 / 01
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: SS infused polycarbonate for ESD protection
Part Number: 380-12210
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: None
Part Number: n/a
 
Switch Washer
Style: None
Part Number: n/a
 
Trim Rings
Style: SV: Black Humbucker Low/High - SC: Cream Humbucker Low/High
Part Number: SV: 440-13884 / 51 - SC: 430-13894 / 93
Accessories
Case
Style: Gig Bag
Color: Black w/ White Logo
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: Gibson USA Guitar Strap, Gibson USA Polishing Cloth, Truss rod wrench, 2.5mm adjustment wrench
 
Manual: Gibson USA's owners
COA/Other: None