This is my first Epiphone, and first SG. Scooped this up off Craigslist for $265. So far everything is great with it. No issues. It's too late to really play it, so i'm just admiring how it looks! Mostly i've only seen the vintage white finish. I kinda like having the less common black with white pickguard one. I cant wait until daytime when I can crank this thing. She weighs in at 7.5 lbs. Made in the Qingdao plant in 2005.