1997 Gibson SG Special Ebony Gloss w/ Case, 490R & 490T Humbuckers

$ 1199.99

Up for sale, a 1997 Gibson SG Special in 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Crafted at Gibson’s Nashville, TN, factory, this SG Special is loaded with the original pair of 490R/490T humbuckers, featuring a chunky neck profile and gloss Ebony nitro lacquer finish.

Tonewoods comprise a mahogany body, mahogany neck, and unbound rosewood fretboard, and this SG is lightweight at 7lbs 6oz. The pair of 490R/490T humbuckers have plenty of power on tap, featuring Alnico II construction; this pickup is Gibson’s Modern Classic humbucker, similar in its response to a PAF, yet with more midrange emphasis. The neck pickup is smooth and gutsy, while the bridge has plenty of muscle and growl, and these pickups are also well-suited for high gain scenarios. This SG Special has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Medium C, measuring .835” 1st fret, 1.005” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, dot inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-9
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Gibson Deluxe double-line, greened keystone buttons
-Serialization: Stamped, eight digit, dating production to 1997

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Pickups: 490R/490T humbuckers – neck 7.65k ohms, bridge 7.9k ohms
-Harness: Untouched solder, Gibson-embossed pots
-Hardware: ABR-1 bridge, stopbar
-Plastics: Four-ply black “batwing” pickguard, reflector cap knobs

The gloss EBony nitro lacquer finish exhibits subtle lacquer checking, and cosmetic wear includes scuffing along the pick path, limited buckle wear on the back, and a number of minor dings and finish scratches on the body as a whole, most prominent along the perimeter and on the lower bout on top. The smooth gloss on the neck profile exhibits a few shallow nicks that don’t distract the palm while fretting.

The original Gibson USA brown tolex hardshell case with pink plush interior is included.