It'd be worthless without pictures, so let's start it off with 'em! It needs a good setup, but that's what I expected getting a guitar shipped durring the winter. This also my first time owning a Gibson guitar, an SG, or any guitar with a scale length shorter than 25". I figured it would be easier for me because I have smallish hands, and it really is a very comfortable guitar. I understand why Gibson stopped making this guitar from a visual perspective, but there is absolutely nothing subpar about this instrument. In many ways, this guitar is a hybrid between the SG Standard and the SG '61 Reissue. For me this guitar is better than both. It has the 60's neck profile, which the Standard does not. It's also cheaper than the '61 Reissue, so that's better too! I cannot imagine there will be much middle ground with this color, I'd imagine you'd love it or hate it. I remember when they came out I thought they looked dumb, and for some reason I love them now. I'd love to get one of the Les Paul Goddess models. I believe these guitars were made from 2005 to 2007. Not sure which year this particular guitar was made, but I'll look up the serial number information later. FedEx shipped it fast and safe. The box wasn't messed up or anything. I chalk this one up as yet another very positive eBay experience. I definitely miss the G&L ASAT Bluesboy I sold to buy this one, but I always miss the guitars I sell.