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  1. If you take the truss rod cover off, you should see a hex head nut which indicates the authenticity. If you remove the truss rod cover, and it takes an Allen wrench, then it is not. Simple as that.
  2. A lot of flying V's had the logo on the truss rod cover. But yeah, pull the pickup and see if it is marked in the cavity, look at the pots see if they are maker. The bridge looks like a mid 70's Gibson bridge that was used on a SG. Is there a Serial number on the back of the head stock?
  3. Why not just swap the tuner buttons to hipshot pearloid keystone buttons.They save you from drilling more holes and you still get the stability of the grovers https://hipshotproducts.com/products/guitar-tuner-buttons?variant=43356140936
  4. No need to check the serial. Counterfeiters use real serial numbers. However, this is an authentic Gibson.
  5. These pictures are so small I can't tell what it is. You need to post better quality photos.
  6. That is a really nice SG. I have a 2017 and if it plays anything like mine, you will love it. on mine, I added hipshot pearloid tuner buttons, and I put on reflector nobs. I also pulled PC board and hand wired it.
  7. That is a real. You have all the paperwork there.
  8. Did you notice "supreme" is spelled wrong? looks like it say suprome. The head stock is way off too. I would not buy it. Better photos of the whole body would be nice. Take the truss rod cover off and look to see if it is an allen wrench or a hex-head nut. Gibson has a hex head nut.
  9. oh, the difference in color is just the burst. I have one that is very similar.
  10. It is really dirty, and the fingerboard needs to be cleaned and oiled. probably would not hurt to polish the frets as well. All minor stuff really. on the nut, I would just take a pencil eraser and clean the scum off with that. The body is beautiful. You have to keep in mind it is made of wood so the finish takes differently to two separate pieces of wood. I would wipe the body down with a damp rag to get the lose scum off, then dry it and then wipe it down with Naphtha to get the deep crud off. Then polish it with Gibson guitar polish (myself, I would use polishing compound and a buffer).
  11. According to the guitar dater project: Your guitar was made at the Saein Plant, Korea, on June, 2005 Production Number: 3166 I=Factory Identifier 05=Year 06=Month 3166=Production Number
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