||Please STFU at once. thx.
I play a '71 SG. Since I've been playing, I've had many other an axe pass through my hands (most notably, a ~mid-60's Vox teardrop 12-string hollow body w/ tremelo, reverb and distortion circuits and a wah handle on the bridge.) Without a doubt this SG is the best. You can take that graphite crap and keep it, AFAIAC.
Wtf is wrong with wood you crazy bastards?
This particular Gibson is fast and warm with an incredible sweet spot around the 10th-11th frets, which be my box for those Greg Ginn/Lou Reed/Sid Barret type solos that are a must in any rock song worth your time...
The only limitation I find with the SG is in playing like Alex Chilton (Big Star), with the twang rythm/lead combo lines.
The steins are cold and clinical by comparison, with an unfavorable linearity that could only be loved by what's his fuck (surfing w aliens?).
There's a reason the actually masterful guitarists stick with SG's, and it isn't the shape of the body. No, unless you are stuck on strats, it's the best agressive lead axe and the meanest rythum monster going.
Please, for your own good, rethink this foolish bigotry!