I have an Epi Modern SG and Epi SG custom. They are both kick ass guitars. The Modern I got is red, and unlike the Gibson, has push pull out of phase and Locking Grover’s. And it’s like 1/4 of the price of the Gibson.
Try one of these from Sweetwater. all sorts of choices in these. I used one with the factory strap buttons on a Les Paul Studio. The guitar will stay put. The nylon versions are just over 20 bucks.
The SG Modern has an asymmetrical neck. If that works for you there is nothing else that really compares. It’s the same with mine, although it’s an Epiphone Version. Very comfortable. I love the neck on mine. And the Epi version comes with out of phase push/pull and locking tuners.
That is a thing of great beauty. I would be tempted to get on if I run into one out in the wild, I have three SG’s. Two are Epiphones….a Custom and a Modern. And my wife got me an SG Standard back in April. But that grain is insane.
I just discovered that I had the tone I was looking for already in the Mark II sett\ing\ on m\y Mesa. DIO era Sabbath sound. I think I will call Mesa/Boogie this week and find out which of their pedals sounds most like a Colisium series Mark II.