Hi guys! New here Okay, so yesterday I managed to acquire (for free) a 70's Gibson SG- according to the serial number, it was made between 70-72 in Nashville. Here it is: HOWEVER, all is not well!! As far as I can tell, it's genuine. Here's some things that contribute towards me thinking it's authentic: Headstock: Taipiece (Lyre Vibrola) But the biggest issue is the neck. For some reason, it was bolted on (BUT as we will see, that's not what it seems): So I did what anyone would do. I took it apart... Well, my first thoughts, judging by the fact that the strap button had been moved down below the heel, was that whoever the f*ck had before decided to remove the neck and bolt it back on. This could have been because of damage, and looking further, I discovered 2 identical cracks either side of the neck joint: However, these don't seem very deep- more like sruface finish cracks. They don't continue into the neck itself (as far as I can see). So, I decided to take off the strings and take the plate of the back of the neck to see what the flip what going on. Here's what I found: As we can see, the neck, despite having a bolt plate, is still set-in. So odd! We can see that the bolt plate took some of the varnish off: So, I guess my point is, what the hell should I do with this thing?? I obviously can't sell it on. The neck's been ****ed with and the machineheads have been replaced with Grovers. I assume it's a 70's Standard, but tbh I'm pretty confused! Some of the paint is flaking near the headstock and logo, how can I stop that?? I need ot replace the bridge saddles- is that possible?? The electronics look in order. I haven't played it plugged in yet though. Thanks guys. Sorry for the wall of text!!