According to a 1975 Guitar Player [article](http://www.guitarplayer.com/miscellaneous/1139/classic-interview-ron-wood-december-1975/12820): "After the Beck outfit splintered (due to management and personality conflicts) Ron returned to a Gibson SG that he had prior to moving to bass guitar."more
At 6:10 in this Guitar Interactive [presentation](http://www.iguitarmag.com/magazine-editions/guitar-interactive-issue-31/edition-videos/phil_harris_gi31_video_2mp4/), the narrator says, "[Paul Kossof] had an SG before his dad bought him this [Les Paul](https://equipboard.com/items/epiphone-les-paul-custom-black-beauty)."more
"For the live shows, I’m using a ’59 Les Paul reissue—a Gibson Custom Shop instrument modeled after Mike Bloomfield’s guitar. For the new album, I used a 1964 SG and a couple of my G&L SC-2s. The SC-2 is probably my favorite guitar. I was introduced to them when we did the New Traditionalists album. I did an interview then where I mentioned buying a weird guitar called a G&L and how much I liked the tremolo system because it stayed in tune. The day after the interview hit the newsstands, someone from G&L called me and asked, 'Hey, can we endorse you?'"more
Gibson 'The SG'. Bought brand-new when I was in 9th grade in October 1979 from Guitar Center (back when there was only one!) in Hollywood for $400. Replaced the bridge pickup with a Bill Lawrence L500 dual blade humbucker, bought and installed at Gene Leis (Manhattan Beach) in 1984. My main guitar from 1979-1985, with Psychotrunks, Pancake, and Redd Kross. Would not stay in tune to save my life. Still a regular choice for recording. The stock Gibson neck pickup is very, very warm, has a fantastic warmth, thing is like a lion purring. Deep, lovely growl. Could use a fret job after 40 years, but that is a pretty easy play-around in controlled recording environments.more
Finally got one, after learning on Epiphone models from 14-18ish, had it since. Love it. Would sell the marshall full stack before I sell this. The only thing I like more than a normal, heritage cherry SG, is a really nice sunburst Les Paul.... MMmmm... :)
I've always been a Gibson guy. Ive played my share of Les Pauls and I love them. But In my opinion, the tone of a high quality SG is very similar to the tone of a Les Paul with identical pickups...slightly brighter. But the weight difference and comfort level of an SG makes it easier to play for hours on end. Also, the price difference between an SG Standard and a Les Paul Standard makes the decision easy for me. I'm an SG guy.