Hey, I'm new here but I've wanted an SG ever since I started playing 12 years ago. I love everything from Tony to Derek, but I've never been able to afford a Gibson. With Gibson in chapter 11 right now and their build quality at a low, maybe not all-time low, but indisputably a low, I have been looking to Epiphone. The new models from Sweetwater have binding now, and that was a turn-off before, I know it shouldn't be a deal-breaker but the cosmetics matter when I'm paying that much. The new bound SG Pros have a body shape truer to the original Gibson (I believe, I could be wrong) and still have that confounded veneer on the front and back, where older 1990s G400s don't, as well as having similar grain and species to the Gibson, but all I've heard about Epiphone of late is good. What say you, how comparable to better-day Gibsons are the new and pre-2000s Epis, and do you think now is a good time to buy?