Hi guys, I've been playing guitar for quite some time and usually look at the classifieds for used guitars and amps that may be good offers. I only make NGD threads for the stuff that I think is worth keeping. This one is a 2010 Gibson SG Special Faded in worn red with 490 R/T pickups and a 50’s rounded neck (thankfully). I got it for 400 bucks, which seemed like a good price to me, I looked it up on reverb and eBay before buying and they sell for 400-600, so it was within range. The specs are pretty standard, 22 frets on a Rosewood board, mahogany neck and body, and AlNiCo II PUPs. I bought it on Sunday night, and when I got home it was too late to plug in the Gigmaster and raise hell, so I played it unplugged. I was amazed at how light this is! I own an Epi LP which is heaviest and a Gibson LP which is lighter, but this is feather light! It just hangs perfectly from my shoulders. I was looking for one without a slim taper neck, and this one has the same shape as my LP which I love, so it plays awesome. The satin finish and double-cut SG body make shifting from fret 1 to fret 22 effortless, it also sounded great too and quite loud for such a light non-amplified electric. It was hard for me to put her down and go to bed. On Monday I made sure get home early enough to let her roar, and she did! It sounds incredible through my amp (ENGL Gigmaster 315 + 310 cabinet). Nice and deep lows on clean through the neck pickups and clear highs through the bridge. Then I switched to my usual channel, where I keep the gain pretty low, but enough for crunch and to be able to drive it when I hit the strings hard. It sounds completely different to the LP (BB Pros), which is a good thing for me. It doesn’t drive the amp as much as the BurstBucker Pros, but it’s exactly what I wanted. The AlNiCo II magnet is really warm, the neck sounds great for Guns N’ Roses and does “woman tone” unbelievably well. The bridge is trebbly enough for Led Zeppelin and, of course, AC/DC. I’m really blown away by this guitar, I was looking for a light and affordable Gibson to take to the studio and leave the LP at home, but (don’t tell anyone) I think I like this one better than the LP. Enough talking, here are some pics. By the quality of the pics, you will see that I wanted to take them as fast as possible and get back to playing, lol. Cheers, Walter P.S. If you live in Zürich and want to get together and jam, send me a PM. P.P.S. I’m thinking about buying trapeze and crown “inlay” stickers, what do you say?