I recently tried a Gibson SG Tribute in a guitar shop. I liked the feeling a lot. The fretboard felt great and the neck felt very comfortable.
However, I have heard many comments from my friends and also read a lot of comments online which warns the potential buyer about the tuning instability.
I usually play fast paced genres such as thrash metal. Although I'm looking to buy a guitar for playing at home, the comments have discouraged me. Naturally, I cannot test the guitar for an extended time period, i.e., for several days and I would like to make a purchase that I'll be satisfied with.
For those who have experience with Gibson SG Tribute, is the tuning instability really that bad, or is it just a hearsay for most people and ultimately a herd behavior?