New member saying hello. I'm a guitarist who has been playing casually since the mid-80's, with a couple of bands in the early years. I got my first epi, a Les Paul Tribute Plus in Midnight Sapphire, a couple of years ago. I bought it cause I'd always wanted a Les Paul, but unless I'm performing there's no way I could justify a similarly equipped Gibson. In any case, the thing arrived and I was absolutely floored by everything about it. Nearly perfect intonation, my original Kramer Ripley isn't even in the same universe of playability of this Les Paul. Anyway, I'm hooked, and looking at buying an SG. Since I've found myself coming over here to get epi questions answered for quite a while now, I figured maybe it's time to actually create an account and contribute to the community.