I thought I might add to the fire in this area. I like SGs but do have a preference for my 2014 Standard`s appearance. I have a 2017 and 2014 Standard. I have a 2018 Special. The horn shape on the Special and 2014 Standard are very similar. The 2017 horns are less carved. The neck join on the 2017 and Special are similar with the 2014 being more like a 61. Specs 2017 Standard T http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2017/USA/SG-Standard.aspx Specs 2014 Standard http://espanol.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2014/SG-Standard.aspx Specs 2018 Special http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2018/USA/SG-Special-2018.aspx Special top. Standards top. All 3 horn edge and neck join.