I don't think it's a Chibson,... but it is Chibson "like" mistake.
I don't think Tom Murphy would have missed this,...or any of the guys that made the Collector Choice guitars.
Murphy Lab Rats aren't up to speed......they go through all the trouble to make it look 60+ years old but don't know...
No original Kluson tuner screw holes.
Can't be a replica of a '59 without them.....those are '70s style Gibson branded Schaller's didn't make them in 1959....where are the damn holes?? :rofl:
Unless this is a replica of an artists 1959 that was re-necked in the '70s it should have Kluson tuner...
I totally agree....Lonnie has let his business slide quite a bit.....i have had excellent business with Lonnie in the past... but I have a couple of poor ventures with him too.....he has seemed to continue with poor practices and that is a shame as he does provide some of the most excellent parts.
What Darrell has there is a beautiful example of a 1982 LE Candy Apple Red (top/back/sides/neck) with an ebony fret board and Shaw pups.....one of the finest here on this forum....but that is just my opinion. The only thing that truly sucks about it.........It's not mine.
Creamtone has Historic correct top-hats with pointers.....but you may have a long wait for delivery.
Philadelphia Luthiers has them but you need to order pointers separate.
EDIT: I just looked at the PLT site and they seem to be out of stock.