Pre-owned Gibson SG Special, Raw Power, Satin Yellow

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SG Special Raw Power

Gibson has issued a lot of spectacular SGs over the years, but almost none that are as globally and instantly well-loved as the SG Special Raw Power. Crafted with miles of maple, adorned in nine new finishes and equipped with a pair of uncovered ’57 Classic pickups, the SG Special Raw Power hits all the right notes. Its solid maple body creates fresh, brilliant tone previously unheard of from any other SG. Even the neck and fingerboard are solid maple. You’ll find that notes are vividly clearer, and chords more expressive. With this guitar, Gibson also introduced nine unique finishes so that, depending on your style, you can select a guitar with either a vintage or modern vibe.


The SG Special Raw Power is the first-ever SG to be crafted of solid maple. The guitar’s tight-grained 2 - 3 piece maple top fits snugly atop a maple body, and top and body are bonded together with ultra-strong Franklin Titebond 50 glue.


The SG Special Raw Power's maple top and body are both Grade C (with the exception of the SG Special Raw Power's finished in Natural Satin; these guitars come with Grade A maple tops).


This guitar is a celebration of all things maple, but beyond its solid façade, the guitar’s interior is chambered to offer weight relief and enhanced tone.

Average Weight

The average weight of an SG Special Raw Power body is 5.37 lbs.

Tonal Characteristics

Never before has the SG’s tone been so fresh and so brilliant — with snap, clarity, and definition that tightens up the lows and adds more cut to the highs. And like a number of Gibsons, the SG Special Raw Power's interior is chambered, which gives you a guitar that is louder acoustically and features increased sustain and resonance.


If on initial inspection you are disappointed in any way, you may return it and receive a full refund within the first 7 days. You are most welcome to visit and test the instrument in our playing room prior to making a commitment.

We will offer the instrument with a full mechanical warranty for three months, as is standard with second hand instruments, but only a limited cosmetic warranty. The cosmetic warranty is limited to significant issues.

Company Details

Having been established in Newbury for almost 30 years Hogan Music is the leading music store in West Berkshire, also covering Basingstoke, Reading, Swindon and Oxford, for all that a discerning musician may need. Our generously stocked shop and on-line store provide a wide selection of equipment from classical, acoustic and electric guitars, drums, pianos, sheet music, sound and recording equipment through to a great range of orchestral instruments.

Stocking the biggest brands known to the musical industry such as Yamaha, Trevor James, Roland, Fender, Blackstar, Ibanez, Martin, Tanglewood and many more, but also a variety of reasonably priced and vintage collectable second hand instruments catering for beginner to professional.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or beginner come and see us at Hogan Music. We are passionate about all aspects of music; we are not just a music shop but so much more.

We take pride in offering a diverse set of musical services. Beyond our well stocked store for instruments & accessories, we also offer tuition, rentals, repairs, and recording facilities in our freshly furbished top-floor studio. For more details regarding any of these services phone us on 01635 37868, or pop into the shop for a word with any of our staff.