Err. care to clarify this, because every current metal band these days plays either Ibanez or Schecter. Heck, you mention Slayer and those guys play ESP and BC Rich, none of them EVER came near an SG. Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King in the nineties, if a Slayer fan would walk into a guitar shop, they would go for the ESP since that was what his heroes were playing. Please enlighten me, since when has the SG become a Metal Stereotype?