I had always wanted a SG, and first and foremost, this fit my wallet. Second thing I noticed was it's interesting color coupled with a sparkly hologram-esque pickguard. Lastly, the lack of a neck pickup was in a way a blessing- sometimes I feel a bit guilty letting it "go to waste"
All in all, it's a great guitar for what it is: function over form, Hard rock machine.
Model Year: 1999
Where Obtained: Ebay
24 frets (refretted by previous owner)
1 coil tap
Gibson USA treble humbucker, passive
Burnt pumpkin finish (that's what it reminds me of, anyhow)
standard SG shapes
Got the action nice and low without any hassles. The neck is great, much better than the '01 Flying V I used to have... not as chunky, but still substantial enough.
Currently it's my second best guitar, has great feel when playing.
The sound is still rather classic rock like any other SG, but with the coil tap you can get a halfway to telecaster type of sound.
A very simple and solid guitar, I've only set it up once.. a few hours after it was delivered (received it early winter, had to sit for a few hours to come to temperature.)
Tunes up smoothly, no noticed slipping... even when I start to dig in, bash strings or go for 1 1/2 step or more bends, a no nonsense guitar.