I got a 1974 SG Standard delivered today. For those not familiar, the 1974 SG Standard has tarback "super humucker" pickups, a harmonica bridge, and either a bound rosewood fretboard or an unbound ebony fretboard. This one has the ebony. It's all original except for the tremolo (more on that in a moment). Actually, the pots are so oxidized that I cannot read them but the solder joints look clean and original and the pickups are original tarbacks so I'm assuming the ancient oxidized pots are in fact correct. The one thing that's not is somebody removed the original stop tailpiece and added a "bigsby". The good: It's in great shape. Some dings (most notably a decent sized one on the edge near the control cavity where it looks like maybe it fell off a stand, and some dings in the neck). No breaks, no repairs. And it sounds fantastic, I really like the sound out of these tarbacks! The ebony board is awesome, never had one before. It looks like one solid piece, not three of four or five like you might find on a Norlin era guitar. Great looking grain too. The finish looks like it has no fading at all, it's that dark heritage cherry. The bad: the tuners are not the best but that's vintage originals for you. The Bigsby is almost certainly a copy. I asked the seller if it was a real Bigsby and I was assured it was but I don't think it is. It has a different mounting screw config from a normal horseshoe B5 Bigsby (I happen to have one laying around so I'm positive of that) and it has no embossed logo in the casting. It is old though so let's assume it's a period correct Bigsby copy. It looks like some you see on some old Japanese Kay guitars of the late 60s so it might be one of those. The worst: It smells of cigarette smoke. The seller did not disclose cigarette stink and I didn't ask (stupid me). It was really bad out of the case, it aired out a bit and isn't as bad but it's still there. The case reeks of it. If anyone knows a way to cut that stink I'd appreciate your ideas. It has an odd case, by the way. It's old, maybe a bit older than the guitar. It's black with a kinda magenta lining. The original of that period would have had red lining. It has 5 latches but no Gibson logos anywhere. It's beat up and has some old stickers on it and stinks of smoke so I'm assuming it's not worth a plug nickel but I wonder what it really is? Like I said, it plays and sounds awesome. I'm stoked about that but that fake Bigsby and the cigarette smoke bug me a lot.