Went to my favorite music store Tuesday to try out the new Epiphone Les Paul and SG guitars. They looked good and some of the necks felt good but that was it. I didn't like the tone unplugged. They were overly bright and metallic sounding. I compared them to their Gibson counter parts and the Gibsons were warmer and fuller. Plugged in it was even more obvious. I was disappointed but hey the Gibson versions are 3-5 times more expensive. That said while I was checking them out my band's second guitarist brought me a never sold 2018 Gibson SG Standard. The guitar was taken from it's box at the store and had a broken head stock. The shop repaired the head stock and was selling it for one third of the going price. I instantly fell in love with this guitar. It has mojo just like my 75 335. I can't explain but I think this guitar has some original songs in it.... The right instrument can inspire you to come up with new song ideas. My faith in Gibson has been restored. Thanks to Chuck Levins for offering me such a good deal on a keeper.