I have to say, I simply love the Gibson SG. I used to swear by les Paul's before but that was before I started touring heavily and not just bringing it out once in a while...the SG truly is the tone of an LP in a smaller, tighter package with a far lighter body. That's not to mention the upper access to the frets without that damn huge heal neck joint found on lp's.
I'm in no way saying the les Paul is an inferior instrument sound wise....I just think that the SG was a brilliant design..even more so than the strat or tele.
Buy and play what you like..lm just saying that these guitars, even the fadeds are worth every penny. Unlike other Gibson offerings.