- The current SG Special Bass has the traditional all Mahogany body and Mahogany neck and a 30" scale length body.
- The Fingerboard is Rosewood with dot inlays with the 120th Anniversary Logo on the 12th fret. It also has the chrome three point adjustable bridge and grover shamrock style tuners.
- Pickups on the SG Special Bass are the T-Bird Plus and Vintage Style T-Bird Mini.
Easy to Play and Incredible Value
As part of our 120th Anniversary, Gibson USA has reconceived several classics to suit the needs of today’s demanding players. The 2014 SG Special Bass rounds up all the legendary features of a long line of solidbody Gibson electric basses, enhances the tone and versatility, then delivers all this at a truly astounding price for an instrument that’s hand-crafted in America by the world’s most respected guitar maker.
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Body and neck
The bass is crafted from solid mahogany in the iconic double-cutaway SG style, with a glued-in, short-scale mahogany neck carved to a comfortable slim profile. Its rosewood fingerboard carries 20 jumbo frets, dot inlays, and a 120th Anniversary banner inlay at the 12th fret.
Pickups and electronics
The SG Special Bass’s deep, powerful T-Bird Plus pickup in the neck position and a smaller, punchier vintage-style T-Bird mini pickup in the bridge deliver titanic timbres. They’re routed through independent volume controls and a master tone control, yielding a versatile combination of multiple- and single-pickup tones.
A three-point T-Bird bridge provides a rock-solid anchor at the body end for optimum resonance and sustain, while classic Grover shamrock tuners offer easy and efficient tuning. A multi-ply black pickguard and black top-hat knobs with silver inserts complete the package.
The 2014 SG Special Bass comes protected in a vintage-brown Gibson hardshell case, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner’s manual.
About Gibson USA
Gibson USA continues the tradition of innovation, premium quality, and made-in-America hand-craftsmanship that started in 1894. Although their flagship Les Paul is the most iconic guitar in history, other innovative guitars and basses have become standards in their own right—like the SG, Explorer, Flying V, and Firebird. Gibson instruments are truly “American made, world played. ”
SG Special Bass at a Glance
Available in Cherry Stain Satin, Fireburst Satin, or Chocolate Satin finishRosewood fingerboard carries 20 jumbo fretsT-Bird Plus pickup30”-scale length neck120th Anniversary banner inlay at the 12th fretGrover shamrock tuners