Some, any, of you may remember a post i did about the early faded-special series of SG. This example was in my neighborhood and i had to check it out... and then i took it home... I like allot of things about this guitar, but the fretboard (not great pics sorry) is so cool. I know its dyed ebony but it sounds great with this guitar and LOOKS like the zero grain black-est black you could imagine, the eye slides off it. Frets are level, dressing is right, plastic nut... could do better. Its one of the lightest instruments i have ever owned; 4peice body looks like two fwiw. Pickups sound great (hotter than Im used to but that can be fun) I think this will be an ideal gigging guitar. Some of you suggested that $600 was too high to pay and Im satisfied with the deal i got at $550 w/hardshell case. Im contemplating upgrades, this is getting the new setup +real nut no matter what. Does that bridge look like an ABR-1 to anyone else?