Hello everyone long time lurker and seemingly new SG fan here. I wanted to share my excitement and love for these guitars. I began playing strat style guitars, mostly in the superstrat style HSS configurations. For 20 years, I experimented very little until the past 5 years or so where I began checking out ES339, Les Pauls, Telecaster models etc. Last year I picked up a gently used worn G400 but didn't take much interest in it until about 6 or 7 months back when the hum from my Tele neck single coil became unbearable during band rehearsals, Les Paul was too heavy and Strats were not best for my constant changing tuning for different songs. So I began using the SG and man did my guitar playing world change! Then in May, after realizing that all other guitars were of no interest, I began selling most of my guitars and I purchased a 2018 Gibson SG Faded AND a 2017 Gibson SG standard (will do a seperate post for these in the Gibson section). Due to some trades, I acquired these in July: a 2005 SG G400 Goth in mint condition with hardcase and a 2017 SG G400 PRO barely used and in its box. There are differences in each of them which I will discuss in a separate thread and hopefully with measurements and pictures to satisfy those who are curious about the different flavors these gems come in. What I can say is that I am now officially an SG nut, and I love the 12" radius and shorter 24.75 scale, as well as the superior fret access, the weight while playing standing up and the comfortable way it sits in your lap when playing sitting down. The Alnico Classics on their variants that come stock in these babies are versatile and I see no need in changing them, except the Goth, whose pickups are a bit grittier than the others and I may swap them out. Looking forward to seeing more pics and threads around here and thanks for looking!