Hello! I've finally created an account after checking this forum for advice and for enjoying some beautiful guitar pics for a few months now. And, in addition to my Fender Stratocaster (Lite Ash MIK HSS) I have just become a very happy owner of a new Gibson SG Standard Ebony. After sending back a Gibson SG Standard in Heritage Cherry that somehow did not feel right to me, I gave this model another try and got me an Ebony one from Thomann. It's actually labelled as B-Stock and was probably returned as the protective foil on the pickguard had already been removed. The binding is not perfect and there are some ridges on the fretboard, so I understand why someone wasn't happy. I take it as a badge of character as it doesn't have a result on the playability. However, I had an immediate connection to the instrument, contrary to the Heritage Cherry one. I love how the SG can sound super soft, like velvet, but can develop so much grit and bite with some gain.