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SG Special 2016 HP
Focused on Performances
$1,089
The SG Special 2016 HP is the no-frills, hard rocking version of our SG Standard HP.

While keeping true mother of pearl inlays as a visual signature of the HP series, the SG Special focuses like a laser on its remarkable high-performance features.
Body
Body
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: Multi-matched
Density: C
Binding: None
Weight
Average Weight (body only): 3lbs. 9.9oz
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
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Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Flat
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: SG
Profile: SG70
Thickness at Fret 1: 0.800"
Thickness at Fret 12: 0.963"
Other Materials: 1.2lbs
Average Weight:
 
Peg Head
Type: SP2
Inlay: None
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: Gold "Gibson"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Volute, Sculpted access joint
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4.0 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: Zero Fret Nut
Material: Titanium
Width: 1.745"
Slots: E: 1.4732 mm / 0.058 inches
A: 1.2192 mm / 0.048 inches
D: 0.9652 mm / 0.038 inches
G: 0.7112 mm / 0.028 inches
B: 0.4826 mm / 0.019 inches

e: 0.3556 mm / 0.014 inches
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Light
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 12
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 1.745" @ nut, 2.310" @ end of board
Scale: Equal tempered 24 3/4
Binding: None
Side Dots (Color): White
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Small Block
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: Large: .768x.500
Small: 1.007x.244
Average Weight: 117.93 g / 4.16 oz
Finishes
Satin Cherry
Color Code: SC
Surface Texture: Satin
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: SC-Satin Cherry
Top Coat: Satin
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Satin Ebony
Color Code: SE
Surface Texture: Satin
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: SE-Satin Ebony
Top Coat: Satin
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Satin Vintage Sunburst
Color Code: SV
Surface Texture: Satin
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: SV-Satin Vintage Sunburst
Top Coat: Satin
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
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Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: Rhythm Tribute Lead Tribute
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 4250 4750
Material of Wire (gauge): Copper (42) Copper (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68" 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Blade Blade
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.52998 cm / 23.437 inches
Slug Material:
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length):
Magnet Material: Alnico II Deluxe Alnico II Deluxe
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19 " 58.7375cm / 23.125 "
Magnet Dimensions: 9.525 cm x 12.7 mm / 2.375" x 0.5" 9.525 cm x 12.7 mm / 2.375" x 0.5"
Polarities:
Cover: Chrome Chrome
Qfactor: 3.72 2.99
ResistanceDC: 17010 Ohms 26420 Ohms
Resonant Frequency: 1719.07 Hz 1421.77 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
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
Peak Voltage: 500V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms
 
  Mini Toggle
Type: 500K Non-Linear
Peak Voltage 500V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022uF .022uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Green Key
Material: Zamak
Weight: 1.0oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Gear Type: Worm
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Chrome
Part numbers: 430-14139, 430-14140
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4064mm / 0.016"
B: 0.2794mm / 0.011"
e: 0.2286mm / 0.009"
 
Bridge
Style: Tune-o-matic w /Titanium saddles
Material: Zamak base
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-14384
Weight: 72.5748 g / 2.56 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.4732mm / 0.058"
A: 1.2192mm / 0.048"
D: 0.9652mm / 0.038"
G: 0.7112mm / 0.028"
B: 0.4826mm / 0.019''
e: 0.3556mm / 0.014"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10135
Weight: 82.21 g / 2.9 oz.
 
Output Jack
Style: HP 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 / 430-19160E
Weight: 4.0 g / 0.14 oz.
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: SG 70
Part Number: 380-12067B
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: B/W blank bell
Part Number: 430-19382
 
Knobs
Style: Supreme grip speed knobs
Part Number: 430-31002
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: SG
Part Number: 430-19386
 
Switch Washer
Style: Black hot stamp white
Part Number: 430-19463
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black
Part Number: 430-13945
Accessories
Case
Style: HP Gig bag
Color: Black w/Gibson USA logo
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools: Truss Rod Wrench
2.5mm Hex adjustable wrench, polishing cloth
 
Manual: Yes
COA/Other: None