Picked up one of those cheap Gibson SG specials on Friday to use as a "beater" that I can leave at band practice, sit by my chair in the living room... I traded a PRS SE in on it (plus my 15% coupon). I hate to say it, but I do like this guitar (main gigging guitar is a 92 SG standard, and have a 67 special reissue with P90's). I actually like the "baked maple" fingerboard. The guitar is highly resonant, the notes are clear and balanced throughout... The finish on back of the neck is different, but I'm getting used to it- Gibsons usally have a glossy, slippery back of the neck, this is a satin that you can feel the wood. I'm a cherry color guy, but this one is walnut- with the wood grain, it looks exotic. So far I'm really liking this.