The 2016 SG Special T offers all the legendary playability that has made Gibson famous. Topped by a no-nonsense attractive appearance, the 2016 SG Special is an outstanding value in a genuine American-made Gibson guitar.
Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as “The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd.” in Kalamazoo, Michigan to make mandolin-family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian. www.gibson.com