I have an 06 faded special. Not the most desirable SG by most accounts, but it's a fantastic guitar. I constantly say I'm not an SG guy; I'm big, and guitars without substantial weight are generally off-putting. That said, I absolutely love my SG. It's a dang rock n roll machine. I recently lowered the 490 R/T pickups and adjusted pole pieces for string volume balance, and it really opened up the sound. It will still do heavy, but with the right amp settings it achieves almost single-coil clarity. Made the guitar that much more usable to me! I got it for a deal I couldn't pass up from a bandmate friend who told me it had to be mine after he heard me play it at band practice one day. I will never sell it. The sentiment alone that my buddy thinks it is in good hands and was meant for me is reason enough to keep it forever. I just hope I can make some music with it someday that the world will hear and possibly love.