Interesting Gold Top Prototype on Ebay. Real or fake?

Lithsp

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Why is the front of the headstock all cracked and aged, but the back is brand new??
 

chasenblues

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Its a brand new guitar thats being passed off as an original 1952 LP,
From the Gibson link in my other post.

"The Les Paul Tribute 1952 is equipped with an all-new bridge that’s an exact replica of Les’ original 1952 patent. Our luthiers have also added historical interest with details like stamping “prototype” into the back of the peg head"
 

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If it looked exactly like the bridge in the picture, it wasn't from the 50s.

Original 52 bridges:

-wrapped strings under the bar. No palm mutes there.
-did not have a machined hinge. They were bent.
-did not have that half oval looking cutout.
- was two pieces. The hinge/plate the screwed to the bottom, and the long trapeze that hooked into the hinge/plate thing.
-the hinge plate looked like a 3 leaf clover. The new ones are squared.

Here's a '52

Wow, these are really BARREL knobs :shock:
 

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If it looked exactly like the bridge in the picture, it wasn't from the 50s.

Original 52 bridges:

-wrapped strings under the bar. No palm mutes there.
-did not have a machined hinge. They were bent.
-did not have that half oval looking cutout.
- was two pieces. The hinge/plate the screwed to the bottom, and the long trapeze that hooked into the hinge/plate thing.
-the hinge plate looked like a 3 leaf clover. The new ones are squared.

Here's a '52
This is the bridge Les Paul wanted on the guitar, but Gibson didn't use them, so they sat in the warehouse. That is why it is called 'Prototype' Because this is the design Les Paul approved.
 

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