For our 25th wedding anniversary my wife (knowing my affection to SG's) sought out and purchased a SILVER (yes, 25th is a silver anniversary for those interested) Guitar of the month 2008 (December i believe). It is a rather hefty piece of mahogany cut out with like a faux arch top but feels beautiful to play. The neck is rounded 50's profile but not chunky at all and is slick and not sticky. The chrome pickup bezels are a nice touch and the simple V-T arrangement works. The February Diablo of the same year had also 24 frets but a rosewood bound board which I don't find as pleasing on this particular model. The black ebony unbound really is polished to a shine and works better with the silver IMHO. The chrome truss cover is a nice touch as well.. quite heavy.. as i made a few tweaks to lower action and straighten neck slightly.. truss rob turns flawlessly.. action is amazing at 4/64 & 3/64.. The PUPS are labeled Burstbucker Rhythm and Lead Pro.. and come in a 7.5k and 8.0k respectively and sound beautiful and powerful both clean and with grit.. the neck is amazing as I dont own an SG Special without binding i have to get used to the look and the 24 frets of course but the fretboard is beautifully rounded and feels fantastic. she had 2 to choose from and this one even had minor fret wear but no blemishes and a LOW production #.. and orginal case and build sheet included.. I think she did a GREAT job.. I had to admit, the silver was shocking but i have come to love it.. and it feels right in the hands.. where my pick hand pinky rests is scalloped a bit and feels awesome..