Hey, all! After playing a Les Paul Less Plus for a (short) while, I found that I just wasn't bonding with it. It is a beautiful guitar, and the Classic '57/'57+ pickup combination puts out some righteous tones! So I started looking for an alternative, while staying with Gibson. For reference, my #1 guitar is a 2010 Fender USA Standard - and it is my benchmark for all 6-string electrics. I just need something with a different voice, and my aged O'Hagan double-cutaway weighs about a ton! So that's the background of how my first Gibson was the Less Plus...thinner and lighter. Sorry for the long-winded intro...we've established that I'm a Strat guy by nature (the neck on my Strat is the most comfortable I've ever played), and prefer guitars that don't weigh as much as my car. So, after doing lots of research, I landed on seeking out an SG, and - in the interest of being different like I always seem to do - specifically one with a P90/mini-hum format. I wanted the option of swapping the neck from one to the other as my quest for ultimate tone continues. Scored a CRAZY deal through GC on a 2016 Special HP with mini-hums. Ironically, the first one i found listed at a GC in Cali was much more money and didn't come with a case. The guitar gods looked favorably upon me and sent one to my local GC for $499!!! With the very nicely padded HP gig bag, the graduation photo from the test bench, charger for the GForce and QC checklist! (As many of you know, it has a rounded maple neck: HEAVEN!) Attached are photos of the SG and the LPL+ (soon to be for sale once I swap the Schaller piezo bridge to the SG). Happy to be a new member of this great SG community! Let the mods begin!!!