I've been GASing for an SG style guitar for a while now, and while my local shop had a few, nothing spoke to me. I was close to buying a '16 faded special but kept looking around. I found this on Reverb and decided to take a chance on it. So far so good, though I'm still adjusting to the neck.
It's a 2000 MIJ Epiphone SG-70, which is a '61 reissue with long tenon neck. I swapped out the bridge pickup for the 500T I had laying around because it was pretty dull and indescript. It has been played some - there are dings on it but nothing too crazy. It also has a nice hunk of rosewood on the fretboard. The biggest thing for me is adjusting to the neck. It's a slim taper 60s style and I tend to prefer bigger necks, but I'm adapting. The best part is that it was $400.