This SG is light and easy to play. It's got great tone with loads of character. Mine is not a particularly bright guitar...it wouldn't generally work for a part best served by a strat or tele. With P-90 pickups, it has a heavier, punchy tone that sits between other single coils and a double coil sound. To me, it's kind of a muscle car guitar...a no frills instrument that gets the job done with style.