FYI, there are no more Gibson SG Special/ Faded this 2019. These are all phased out & the only other offering below the Standard is the Standard Tribute model. It's a smart move by Gibson to curb distractions & maintain a 22-fret feature for the SG. It's purported to be the more affordable take on the Standard less the finish (satin body & neck) & pickups (490). Listing for a dollar shy of $1.5k, it's a reasonable asking price. In the mean time, it's out of stock at Swee Lee- might be more popular than we think it is.