2017 Gibson SG Special high performance, Satin Vintage Sunburst Japan Import 1.75″ nut width

$ 1800.00

I have for sale a used Gibson 2017 SG Special HP. I am the second owner, the first owner top wrapped the bridge and added a pick holder under the Gforce tuner. The guitar is in great shape, it was never abused, and has some scuffs in the back from the original owners belt buckle. Please see pics for the condition, I took them today 03/17/23. The case is a Gibson carbon fiber SG case. Its got some scuffs from being moved around the house, please refer to pics. The guitar plays great as is, but the strings are a couple years old. Feel free to ask any questions or request additional pics.

I have owned three G-force Gibsons. An Explorer, a Les Paul and an SG. I sold the Explorer last year because I couldnt afford to keep all three, and Im now selling my remaining two, because I bought a Gibson Custom 1954 Goldtop and I owe Sweetwater a lot of money.

I personally love the G-force guitars. I never used them for any alternate tunings and they work great. I initially sought them out because of the wide soloist fretboard because of my big fingers.


The Gibson SG Special HP Electric Guitar is the 2017 high performance model for Gibson’s Core HP series, delivering classic SG tones with a modern construction for the ultimate play. Featuring a solid mahogany body and neck, with a rosewood fingerboard, the SG special produces sweet, warm tones with sparkling highs, and thick, creamy lows. Its slim taper neck, fast-access heel, and body contours provide an incredibly comfortable and smooth play, perfect for shredding and soloing. A set of 490R and 498T humbuckers deliver PAF-style, vintage SG tones with a powerful response that will enhance your playing style. Also featuring a range of high performance hardware, such as the G Force auto-tuner, UFO control knobs, and a high grade tune-o-matic bridge, the SG Special HP guitar delivers Gibson’s classic style and high quality craftsmanship with a design that enhances your playability.
Slim Taper Neck

The SG Special HP Electric guitar features a slim tapered neck, that is perfect for players with smaller hands, or younger players. Its slim tapered mahogany makes it easier and more ergonomic to reach certain chords, as it allows the players fingers to be perpendicular to the fretboard, overall giving you more accuracy and clarity. As well as providing fluid hand flexibility, the mahogany neck is fused to the mahogany body using a mortise an tenon joint, and a provides a fast-access neck heel for playing fast solos.

498T & 490R Humbuckers

Gibson’s 498T and 490R pickups deliver the traditional tones of the original PAF pickups of the late 1950s, with a few upgrades for the modern player. These pickups utilise wax potting, which does away with any air space inside the pickup, lessening the chances of microphonic feedback and providing a perfect tone. The result is a humbucker with the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, with a slight increase in upper mid-range response.

Combined, the 490R and 498T make one of the most versatile humbucking pickup sets available, delivering everything from funky to greasy, depending upon amp and effects settings. When selected individually, the neck position offers juicy, warm vocal tones with perfect clarity, while the bridge position offers everything from bright jangle through a clean amp, to wailing overdrive with sustain through a high-gain amp.

G Force Auto-Tuning System

All Gibsons High Performance range now feature the G force self tuning system. This innovative system works by a mechanical device that is secured to the headstock. Each machine head contains a small servo motor that can wind the string up or down. Simply push the on button and strum to see this device in action and perfectly tune your guitar. Not only does the G force tuning system provide standard tunings, it also offers alternate and custom tunings, tuning to instruments that are in tune with themselves but not to concert pitch, adding pitch offsets to individual strings, and tuning with a capo. Powered by a rechargeable battery, the G force system provides up to 100 tunings on one single charge, and also allows for manual tuning.

Titanium Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut

The Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut is a superior nut design in Gibson’s High-Performance series of guitars, due to its exceptional adjustability to match various playing styles. This innovative Nut benefits from an all-titanium construction for extreme durability, and a retaining screw so the nut stays in place when you change strings. Like with bridge adjustments, the Zero-Fret Nut allows you to adjust the height and angle, for the optimum feel.

Aluminium Tune-O-Matic Bridge

The Aluminium Tune-O-Matic bridge, is an extremely popular fixed bridge type due to its stability, reliability, comfortable playing position and impressive sustain. Adjusting the string action and intonation is extremely simple with a tune-o-matic bridge, as you simply adjust the height of the bridge with the mounting rods to alter the action, and screw the bridge saddles in or out to achieve perfect intonation.


  • 490R and 498T Humbuckers Provde Classic PAF-Style Tones
  • Includes Gibson’s High Performance Padded Gigbag for Portability and Storage
  • Slim Taper Maple Neck Profile Offers a Comfortable Play
  • G Force Tuner is an Incredibly Quick and Easy Auto-Tuning System
  • Aluminium TOM Bridge and Stop Bar Create Excellent String Resonance
  • A Lightweight Mahogany Body Offers the Ultimate Comfort
  • Mahogany Neck and Rosewood Fingerboard Deliver Bright Characteristics

Specifications Body & Bridge

  • Series: Core HP
  • Style: SG
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Aluminium Tune-o-Matic w/Steel Locking Thumbwheels
  • Tailpiece: Aluminium Stop Bar w/Steel Locking Studs
  • Construction: Set-In
  • Finish: Satin Vintage Sunburst

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Profile: Slim Taper
  • Width: 1.745″
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Frets: 24 Polished
  • Nut: Titanium Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut
  • Heel: Fast-Access
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Small Blocks

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: 490R Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: 498T Humbucker
  • Controls: 2x Volumes/2x Tones/1x Aviation Grade Toggle Switch
  • Tuning Machines: G Force w/Improved Gears
  • Control knobs: Knurled UFO
  • Saddles: Titanium
  • Pickguard: SG Style White
  • Hardware: Chrome