First off, this forum is great! I am a recent SG convert and this is a really good resource. Sorry if this is a nerdy question: I am looking at either a 2003 brown faded SG with ebony board and sperzels or a 2008 brown faded all stock with rosewood board. They are both in used but nice shape. The 03 has sperzels which have to go because they throw the balance off. The rosewood is a shade darker sounding with more low mids. The ebony is clear and rich sounding. Same pickups in both. The 03 has stringsaver saddles and nut. The 03 also has more sustain. I'll need to get the nut tweaked and change tuners and do other stuff to get the 03 to balance. What would you guys do? It seems like the 03 is a bit more desirable. I've bought and sold tons of stuff and usually decide on sound, fell and balance but this one has me stuck! I don't have the SG experience to help me. They are both pretty great.