.... everything on the guitar is top notch, but the tail piece is all pitted and looks like a cheap overseas knock off. The screws are regular steel screws too, so I'm pretty sure someone swapped it. It is lightweight... feels like magnesium and is shaped right. No markings on the bottom. I can't imagine Gibson putting a piece of crap like that on an otherwise stellar guitar. The other historics that I've seen have very smooth shiny nickel looking parts. I just want to be sure before I contact the seller and complain about it.