Is this the best Gibson SG guitar deal online right now?

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We love a guitar (opens in new tab) bargain here, and when it's on one of the greatest designs of all time… all the better. European retailer Thomann currently have stock of 2016 USA Gibson SG Specials in Faded Brown or Cherry for £499. That's a lot of guitar for the price.

We love the stripped down workhorse look of these finishes so much that the price is just an added bonus. Ok, it's a big added bonus!

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The 2016 spec doesn't really hold it back here because it's timeless quality; mahogany body with one-piece mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, Gibson 490R and 490T humbuckers, Tune-o-matic bridge and Vintage tuners (no robot tuner (opens in new tab)shenanigans here).

SG History

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Historic hardware: the story of the Gibson SG (opens in new tab)

Though if you do want an G-Force Auto Tuning on it they have those too here (opens in new tab) for £499 too. 

You even get a Gibson gig bag (opens in new tab).

Head over to Thomann (opens in new tab) to grab one in Brown (opens in new tab) or Cherry (opens in new tab) while you can. 

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.