It smells funny like candy and the neck is weirdly sticky feeling when i play for a bit. All of the pots say gibson on them and i have the paperwork in the gibson case. How can I be sure this is a real SG?? Obligatory first post joke so I Hope this doen't ruffle any feathers. I actually love reading the fake or real posts for all kinds of guitars. I find them entertaining and informative. Here is my 2010 SG standard. All stock, lacquer is starting to show its age by sinking in to the grain a bit and the plastics and binding have aged some. It has a nice chunky neck that is a appreciated change from my F type guitars. It plays great clean and breaks up a tube amp at the perfect times when needed.