what do you gus think of the SG? I would be playing mostly punk rock like blink 182 and some alt stuff.
personally i like the sg alot. it takes a little getting used to (the neck feels very long when sitting because it joins the body at the very top, and the neck tips down a lil when standing with no hands on it) but very good guitar otherwise. love mine
get a epiphone g310 and a marshall mg for broootal overdrive
94 Fender Stratocaster Plus
02 Gibson Les Paul Special (modded)
Orange AD-30 Combo

The SG Thread pwns your thread.
I've got the Epiphone Limited Edition 1966 G-400, and it's awesome!
My Gear:

Epiphone Limited Edition '66 G-400 SG
Fender Standard P Bass
Ampeg BA115
Boss Metal Zone Pedal
Electro-Harmonix Memory Toy Analog Delay
Epiphone SG can cover many models.From the POS special to the good value for money G-400.
IMO don't go any lower than a G-400.Gibsons are supposed to have a set neck,so making them bolt on probably isn't the best idea.
The G-400 is pretty solid its self,but hardware isn't the best.Get your self a G-400 (try and play a few first to get one that feels nice) and upgrade all the electronics.The tuners are decent,the bridge isn't bad.
Seagulls,the chicken of the ocean.

Originally posted by Gunpowder:
Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.