well I have a reserve order for a new SG, but the few ones available had the Brown case, and the look of the guitars turned me off of them, but the last two I got shown had the Black case, (still the last two wasn't my preference), So I called Gibson and asked is the 21' model have a new case color? and the Rep had Absolutely no clue what I was talking about. They Don't even educate their own employees on upcoming new products or changes, kinda pitiful. So if anyone notices the new guitars come with a Black Leather(hopefuly)soft case don't be surprised. Still like the Brown one though. Thoughts? --oh just found out it's VINYL!, Pfft. Cheapos.