Hi guys... I just bought this SG (as a restoration project) from a friend who says he’s had it for 20 years. Looking at the serial number it’s from ‘97, but I can’t figure out what kind of SG this is. I have a ‘96 standard, but there are a couple of things that are strange/different about this one. The first thing is that having trapezoid inlays, it looks like it’s also a standard, but the binding on the neck doesn’t extend over the fret ends... re-fret you say? That’s what I’m thinking too. The other thing that’s strange is the rear cavity. I’ve never seen a shape like that and in the half hour I spent looking around online, I did see a model called the “All American 1” or the “SG-X” from this era that had the same shape. Those guitars had 24 frets though and this has the typical 22. Apart from the shape of the rear cavity, it also appears that the route extends under a veneer so the shape of the cavity is larger than the cover if that makes sense. I haven’t taken the scratch plate off to see what’s going on under there, but as you can see, there’s been a lot of work done over the years. I was thinking that maybe someone used a lawsuit era SG to fake a Gibson, but the dater project site seems to return the serial number as legit and I can barely make out the “Made in USA” stamp. Oh and before you ask, the previous owner says that someone tried to turn it into a 12 string. Any thoughts you guys have would be awesome!