I've always wanted an SG. I've wanted one since the day I've started playing guitar and seeing Angus Young and Tony Iommi play those bad boys. I loved how they looked, they're pretty much Satan in guitar form. Unfortunately, I've always had the incentive to buy a Les Paul. And, granted, I've also wanted a Les Paul, and I like how they looked and played as well. And so I bought an Epiphone Les Paul Standard in plaintop cherry sunburst. I loved it. The looks, the weight, and the tone it had. The mojo was there for the classic rock and traditional metal stuff I was playing at the time. And then I started GASing for a Flying V. I bought a cheap but nice Hamer Vector XT in red. And then I suddenly realized how much I missed having that upper fret access from my Yamaha superstrat. My taste in music and guitar playing gradually switched from classic rock to more shreddy 80s thrash/death metal stuff, so I guess such thing was inevitable. A few months later, I bought a lovely Epiphone Thunderhorse Explorer. Again, it had the upper fret access, but it also had the overall chunk of the Les Paul without the excess chunk of the real thing. I could play thick metal rhythm guitars on it while also being able to play my admittedly-horrible shredding comfortably. And then the Les Paul just sat there, with strings rusting and dust gathering in its gigbag. I've always had the incentive to sell it for something else, but my mind also says that I should have at least one Les Paul in my collection. Then again, what for if I barely play it anyway? So, I rekindled my old GAS of an SG. I put up my LP for sale on the FB Marketplace and then found a cherry red G-400 Pro. It was listed at $280, but the seller reduced it to only $230 as I was a sure buyer. A day later, I got the guitar, and, yep, my interest in LPs is pretty much done for now. I still love my Explorer and V and I will keep playing those boys, but man this SG is just amazing to play all kinds of stuff on. I know a lot of metal players use Les Pauls as well and can shred on it (Alex Skolnick, one of the tastiest shredders I've come across, being one of them), but those people are gods among men, and I'm just a 19 year old guy sitting in front of a computer. Also, the comfort and fret access of an SG is just amazing. Tone isn't any different from my LP for the most part either, aside from the brighter EQ of the Alnico Classic Pro's vs the Alnico Classics on the LP. And if you're playing with tons of gain, the differences check out even more.