So you didn't read this part?Well then don't just point out what was factually wrong - tell us what is factually correct. We cannot read your mind.
I’ve been saying this for years in the Historic Section Pier.Awesome production and informative video!
Today I've learned hide glue on tops it's just another marketing BS.
I thought I've also seen many a burst with pickguard screws that are flush with the top of the guard.Very good attempt, but there are several things factually wrong in the video. The switch tip, jack plate, and binding scrapping info is wrong. His ABR-1 details overlooked the biggest "tell." Kinda the same with the stop bar. That was on one pass through....I'll have to look at this video more thoroughly to get more details.
Overall, stellar production and a much better attempt than most. Solid "B."
What do you make about the pickguard screw hole comment? ie., screw is not flush.Ok, I watched it one time through and took notes.
This is NOT a "1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard "Burst authentication" video.
There was only one detail that was specifically germane to 50's "Bursts"...the 1959 serial number range.
The rest of the information in this video could be applicable to many other models.
This video omits all of the most truly important details of a Burst authentication. Dozens. This is more accurately a 50's vintage Gibson guitar authentication video.
Fake stoptails are usually gold late 60's TP's with the gold buffed off. The have a slightly different mold. That should have been pointed out.
Vintage ABR-1's have mold that is different than the reproductions. No caliper needed.
Original switch tips have a very thin wall....most reproductions are thicker. Flatter switch "tips" are most likely earlier 50's.
Striation lines on the pickguard usually run parallel to the strings....not at a 90 degree angle.
He says the newer fakes are so good, yet name checks long gone Chris Derrig as one of the most famous "counterfeiters." Kinda misleading, his guitars were notoriously inaccurate.
Modern wire always has 3 braids? I have some with 2 pair.
To sum up....No real "Burst" details in this video.
Therefore, I am lowering my assessment to a "D." The fantastic production and competency of the narrator being the redeeming points.
They just need to change the name of the video to accurately reflect its true content and then it will get a solid "B."
Pretty easy stuff to fix.