Finally pulled the trigger on the ultimate SG copy few weeks ago. December of 1997 made in Korea. Ran across it online and it stared at me for days until i bought it. For the price delivered under 2 bills, i am a happy camper. Only a few issues, as it has one ding of the classic "fell of the strap" type on bottom and the switch tip was missing. I had to find an old Epi 3.5mm aged tip and fill it will super glue and drill out the 3.0mm hole and tap it for threads. The frets are in great shape, tuners were replaced with Grovers and the G and B tuners are STICKY.. i may take the knobs off and grease the bushings a bit with lithium. Really a fantastic feeling guitar. Neck is thin but not wafer thin like my SG-62. Does need a slight fret level as my rocker found a few spots to massage. The rounded sides of the neck feels great and it has some heft at 7 lbs 6 ounces. Very happy with this and gives me another project over the winter. Shout out to PermissionToLand for recommending these. Much better than the Epi's I have tried in the past, but the headstock has got to be 1-2 inches longer than the SG Standards. I have seen a few of these with scarf joints in the neck. This one does not and the NATO grain is excellent on this one. Mini-pots i had to shoot some de-ox into but are working fine. PUPS sounds great.. I may only change the switch.