Been a while since I've posted here, but I feel like this is a worthy comeback post. I started working at Long & McQuade (Canada's equivalent of GC), and on my second day, after staring at guitars all day long, I bought a used Gibson. Here's a link to the all of the photos, there's a few more. Gibson SG Special - Album on Imgur I'm pretty happy about it, first real Gibson, plays nicely enough, but I do have a couple gripes. Pros: Finish looks gorgeous Fret ends are nice Frets are seated nicely Pickups cream! 490R/T and my god are they amazing Holds tuning very well No G-Force Tuning System! Cons: Finish is paper ....ing thin. I dropped my Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell CD (of course I did, and of course it's Zappa) onto it and it chipped the finish in three places. It doesn't have block inlays (whatever it's a special) Painted neck. Never been a fan. Never will be. All in all, great guitar. My complaints are few, and I'm not overly concerned about them. I snagged this thing used at a great deal, my other option was a brand new SGJ with lame hardware, lame finish, and lame pickups. This thing kills it. Overall super happy with my purchase. Once I get my rig setup again I'll do some tone demos. Also there's going to be new amp, pedal, and cab threads from me over the next few days.