I'm in the market for a Gibson SG. I currently have a strat and want to change my sound a bit guitar-wise. Something thicker and warmer. Pretty sure I want an SG based on these requirements and also the aesthetic thing. Yesterday I went to a couple of guitar shops and tried a pretty beaten up '74 SG through a vintage Fender amp and it sounded awesome. Then I tried a brand new one in another shop through a new Orange (a good valve one) and it sounded allot worse compared. Soft and muddy, no tone etc. I assume the new ones are pretty shit compared to vintage ones? I've heard the 70s were a bad era for Gibsons. Anyway, I've found this other one
which looks pretty sweet. It's a '71. Is it a good deal? I don't really know allot about any of these guitars, I've always been into Fenders.