Finally managed to activate an account. It must have been the complex password I was trying to use, a mix of numbers, symbols, and upper and lowercase. Apparently, symbols aren't allowed. Shame, but oh well. Anyway, I originally wanted some advice on my first SG. Already bought it about a week ago because I got impatient trying and failing to create an account. I had some logic behind the two choices I was looking at: Gibson -higher quality -stay in tune -better pups -cooler headstock, boi Epiphone -~1/3rd to 1/4th of the price of a Gibson -push/pull volumes for SC tones -better to start smaller because first classic rocker type guitar purchase -less money wasted if you get buyer's remorse -read about some real horror stories involving Gibsons Went with Epiphone 1966 G-400 PRO cherry finish (cuz that larger pickguard is cooler imho) after reading some people saying that some Epis they've played they would've swore were Gibsons that had some minor production defect that they couldn't even notice, so were just bumped down to Epis. I really gotta say, I'm not regretting my decision in the slightest. The push/pulls are great, the guitar is so damn pretty and shiny, and I can only see just a couple flaws, like 2 frets that I can KIND OF feel on the side when I slide my hand down to the higher frets, but just barely and only if I'm *trying* to feel for imperfections, and a nut that isn't flush with the neck, but all the grooves still seem very well placed. Also, this is the first guitar without name brand pups like SDs or EMGs I've ever played that I'm fairly certain I'll never even consider pup replacement. I remember playing an Epi Les Paul Tribute for a few hours at my local shop a couple years back with '57 Classic in neck and a Plus in the bridge, and that's the first thing I thought of when I started playing on clean, dirt, and high gain settings. Everything I played, I was like "wow, this reminds me of that time I played the '57s". Well, I've rambled for long enough, so tl;dr love my cheap Epi SG, 10/10 for the price so far, but I've only had it for about a week. Hopefully this holds up.