So, in my continuing search for a late 60's Gibson SG standard, I've come across a 1967 Gibson SG, of all places, at Guitar Center in Towson, MD. This is the guitar: Vintage Gibson 1967 SG Standard Solid Body Electric Guitar | Guitar Center It's being sold for $2999, and I've gone ahead and put a deposit on it, while I try to do some more research. Lo and behold, I find the exact same guitar here from Woodlands, TX (and it is the exact same guitar down to the serial #): https://reverb.com/item/1749609-gibson-sg-standard-1967-cherry So, this $5,000 guitar on Reverb Guitar is now a $2999 guitar at Guitar Center. Needless, to say there are a lot of red flags. The tuners are not original (that's okay, I can buy some). The rep at Guitar Center says his repair guy confirms the pickups are original, pots are original, no repairs or breaks that he can see, nor any refrets and he says it plays perfectly. So, I'd be ever so grateful for some advice from you all. If I complete the purchase of this guitar from Guitar Center, I can have it shipped to the store in San Francisco, and then take it directly from the store to Real Guitars and have it appraised. I can then take it home and play it, and have the option to return it within 3 days to Guitar Center for a full refund. Of course, I'll be out for shipping & the cost of the appraisal. What would you do in this situation? Does the reward of scoring a 1967 Gibson SG Standard at $2999 outweigh the risk of losing what I end up paying for the cost of shipping & appraisal? Any theories on how this guitar being sold for $5,000 from Texas, ended up at $2,999 in Maryland? If I do go through with this plan, considering the information I've provided, any suggestions on specifically what I might want to look for, that even the appraiser might miss?