Like most of people, I began with a less quality guitar, this one is my first real guitar, she is really interesting but it took some month for me to control her and learn how to use it correctly. With her you can play Rock, Blues, even Metal or Jazz, the 3 pickups are really interessant and you need time to know how to use correctly the middle pickups, after this, she sound good and for anything. If you want a not expensive polyvalent SG, she is a great choice.
I've owned this guitar for about 4-5 years, the gold wears off the hardware pretty quick but thats not important, this is hands down my favorite guitar I've ever played. Did lots of recording with it and play it almost everyday