I love SGs but I am not too keed on the chunky necks. This is an asymmetrical neck which is so comfortable. On top of that you get a handy 24 frets (rather than 22) and the excellent Steinberger 40:1 ratio tuners. Some people don't like the look of the Steinbergers or the telecaster chrome control knobs, but I do. You can add a scratchplate if you want but I think it looks great without one. The only things I don't like are the 'Future' truss rod cover (which got changed for an 'SG' one) and the horrible Corian nut (which will be changed for Tusq in due course). I like these so much I got an ebony one to add to my chocolate one.