The Epiphone SG is a perfect option for beginner guitarists. Whether you’re interested in playing rock, blues, grunge or indie, this is a great chance to pick up an iconic model at a super price.
The menacing horned double-cutaway of the SG body is famous around the world. Associated with musicians like Angus Young, Toni Iommi, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and more, the design, sound and playability makes the SG an absolute icon which has stood the test of time. The Epiphone essentially offers you a cheap alternative to the Gibson SG – so you can still get all of its much-loved characteristics but at a fraction of the price.
It feels like we say this a lot here at PMT – but just because you’re just starting out in the world of guitar – that doesn’t mean you need to compromise on quality, sound or playability. The Epiphone SG is super popular with new guitarists because they're robust, light-weight and sounds incredible. Most importantly though, just about anyone can afford this no matter what budget you’re on. We’d also recommend the Epiphone SG as a backup for a Gibson SG – this can be an ideal cheap alternative in-case you snap a string during a set.
With the Epiphone, you’ll still get that classic SG sound. It can be clean, edgy and has a whole lot of bite. Perhaps this is why the Gibson SG’s are often seen within the rock and roll community. The model has become renowned for it’s comfortable and fast neck which came in handy for lightening fast players such as Angus Young. Their robust nature also comes in handy with hard touring regimes – it is probably one of the ultimate workhorse guitars.
Bass models of the Epiphone SG are also available. Again, they carry all of those distinctive and instantly recognisable characteristics of the Epiphone SG. You’ll essentially be getting a slick and versatile bass with two humbucker pickups which are capable of offering a really thick and warm sound.
As an authorised dealer of Epiphone guitars in the UK – you can trust PMT with delivering you a great buying experience. Head to your nearest PMT store and try out a few models to make sure you find your perfect guitar. Alternatively, more detailed information is available on each guitar here at PMT Online.