Been waiting to get the pick guard I ordered before posting. So I got it, so now I'll introduce it and myself. Bought my first guitar, a 1990 Gibson Les Paul Studio, in 1990 when I was in high school. Did the whole laway thing and all of that (I worked a lot, so I did have a bit of income). Didn't know how to play, but my best friend did (and was a professional for a while, some of his stuff was on Grey's Anatomy as the background music). So I learned on a pretty nice guitar. I guess I liked Led Zeppelin back then, but soon thereafter discovered the Allman Brothers Band. If you happen to have come across a couple of other posts, you'll know I'm a huge Derek Trucks fan. Still have it, it is the one in the picture. The barely still there autograph is Chuck Berry, whose accountant's son was a college roommate of mine. Had an Aria Les Paul copy for years, set up to play slide. Always wanted an SG. When I turned 40, I said eff it, I'm getting one. Almost bought the DT Sig, but decided it was silly, as the Standard was essentially the same thing. So I got it as a B-stock for about $1000, and set it up to play slide. A few months later, I had an accident, and lost part of my middle finger on my right hand. As I use my fingers to pick, it screwed up me, and I quit playing altogether for a while. Couple of years ago, one of my kids wanted to learn. So I tried, again, and actually was able to make some progress, starting to use my ring finger instead of my middle. Kept playing the SG as my slide guitar, and the Les Paul as my normal one. Then after hearing how much I dug the 57's in the SG, I got some SD 59's for the Les Paul. And tried the whole coil tapping thing. And long story short, I ended up using my SG for a while for normal and for slide. Got a 58 Tele Reissue as a second normal guitar. Just never could get a feel for it, though I'd wanted the single coil sound (the split ones didn't really do it for me). Ended up trading it straight up for the PRS you see, which is a CE22. Nice, easy to play guitar. Doesn't have that Gibson tone, though. Interestingly it has a prototype pickup in it, not sure how, but it does, and it is Paul Reed Smith's actual handwriting according to their regional rep. So that's kidn of cool, though I don't know if it means much. Regardless, I just kept thinking what I'd really like is another SG. So easy to play. Such great, thick tone. Thought about a 2009 Ocean Blue Carved Top or a 2016 Supreme. Then they came out with the 2018 HP's that aren't carved, but have the maple top. And man, I still love them. Dug the thread started by @SG standard. But the more I thought about it, the more I thought that I've got kids running around, I want something I can leave out and just play. So that brought me back to the Standard. And I much prefer the half face pick guard. Don't like ebony or white. Didn't want another Heritage Cherry. So it was almost the Pelham Blue by default. So I got it, but wanted to make it look less contemporary, and more vintage. So I put on the poker chip, replaced the knobs with the silver insert, adn put on the tortoise shelll pick guard. Honestly, I don't know if I like it or not. WOuld love to hear y'all's opinions. I may go with white. May go without. But, it'll be my main guitar for the time being Compared to the 2013, the 2017 definitely has the shallower bevel. The only other big thing I don't like is that the binding on the fretboard is white, and I prefer the cream.