These guitars produce a great sound, the dual humbackers work excellently. If you want the Gibson SG sound and looks without the Gibson price, this guitar is for you. These guitars have a great ability to work as rhythm or lead, and is perfect for AC/DC or AC/DCish songs.
Four knobs, selector switch, one downside is no tremelo, but you probably won't miss it too bad, and 24 frets would be nice at times.
This guitar is very well made, it feels sturdy without feeling clunky, the guitar strap attaches ankwardly, but I like it, the only issue I have is that the top string has a tendency to rattle, nothing really bad, but noticeable when playing acoustically, and is easily fixed by adjusting action. I expect an indefinate service period from this guitar, nothing seems flimsy or prone to break.
I've never dealt with Epiphone, but their warranty seems pretty good (limited lifetime), I'd assume that customer support would be pretty good.
This guitar is very much well worth the price, where it lacks a tremelo bar and 24 frets it makes up for with dual humbackers and 2 volume and 2 tone control knobs. For $250 you aren't going to get much better, even at $300 there looks to be scarce a guitar much better.
The Wow Factor:
The SG body screams hard rock. The devil horns look wicked, this guitar has a great attention grabbing effect, the guitar strap hooking into the back actually seems more convenient. This guitar feels perfect, not nearly as heavy as others, without beins so light you think you'll break it if you play it, great for moving & jumping around.
This guitar has exceeded my expectations, especially for the low $250 price tag. I doubt I will ever replace this guitar, if I need to it'll be because I want a guitar with 24 frets and a tremelo bar, but this guitar isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and I see no reason to really ever need to actually upgrade. This guitar gives me the sound I love, and at a price that won't break the bank.