I know this is a difficult question for someone else to answer for me, but can anyone please add their 2 cents and help me decide? I have a 2004 Gibson SG Special (faded cherry finish) with GFS Dream 90 in the neck and Mean 90 in the bridge (humbucker sized P90 pickups). The only upgrade other than the pickups is a Tonepros bridge. It's a great guitar and the only complaint I have is that the front strap button (as with all SG's) is really in a weird spot - oh and it's neck heavy (headstock plummets toward the ground when you take your hands off the axe). It has it's fair share of buckle rash and wear and tear. No major damage, just light/normal usage. I bought the guitar used, and it was like this when I got it. The dings look worse than they are because of the thin/faded finish, but I really love that type of finish. I feel like it lets the guitar breath and resonate rather than stifle it with a thick glossy paintjob. So my question is this - do you think it's wise for me to sell or trade it for a Mexican (or American if possible) Fender Standard Stratocaster? If I trade, there are many possible scenerios - but if I sell it I can only probably get $500-$550 max (including the hard shell case), which would give me just enough money to buy a new Fender Strat - or I can shop around for the right used one but since I only have one guitar, that would make me guitarless for a bit - which is not an ideal scenerio. In short - is this a bonehead move? What differences should I expect if I make the switch from SG to Strat that I might be overlooking? I play through a 1972 Fender Musicmaster amp and I usually use a DAM Red Rooster clone for dirt, or some type of germanium fuzz (I have a bunch). I also use Holy Grail for reverb and EQD Disaster Transport Jr for delay, and I'm in the process of building a Vox V846 wah clone. Thanks in advance for humoring me and answering this with minimal smartassedness. I've been on this Jimi kick for a bit now and want to make sure I'm not making a really stupid move by trying to ditch this SG. Like I said, I do really like the finish of the SG and the way it plays but I guess I'm just bored with the sound?