After a delayed trade attempt a few weeks ago, I finally was able to turn my '83 strat into the SG I've wanted for over 20 years! Always wanted to get my hands on one of these horned beasts, but now it has finally come to be! The college kids that I got this from, must have never played it... it is a 2018 Special, and I could not find a single flaw. Still has the factory cellophane on the pickguard. No scratches, dings, buckle rash, notta. The thing is in perfect condition, and much to my surprise, still had all the original gibson documentation in the case. Has some minor intonation issues on the G string, but that is easy enough to fix when I get around to it. Could not be happier with this one.