I really want to get an SG and just wondered if anybody has any experience with the SG Special Faded model as I don't think I can really hope to afford the full price standard ones. I only ask because my local music store has fairly limited choice so I will probably have to buy the guitar online.

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Where are you located? SG's go for dirt cheap used - I've seen Standards going for $600, and Specials as low as $400.
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I love mine to death. I even grew to prefer the shine-less coat.

I would recommend getting a better set of pick-ups, though, especially in the bridge. I put Burstbuckers in and the thing sounds great.

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