Poll: which is better?
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View poll results: which is better?
gibson sg special
9 60%
schecter tempest
6 40%
Voters: 15.
Try them out. They're both different guitars.

Personally I'd go for the Gibby though. It feels more familiar to me and I'm comfortable playing it. That could be the total opposite for you though.

I'd also get the Gibby for the resale value.

That way, if you don't like the guitar, you could just flip it and you wouldn't lose money because you're buying it used.
Go for the gibby but not if it's the faded
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