I bought a historic SG off ebay but I think the tail pieces is an overseas unit

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  1. zone47

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    .... 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. :dunno: 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. :mad:
     
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    gotta see a pic to give an opinion but certainly sounds like it could be swapped out.
     
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    Yeah, I don't have much of a macro lens but I'll see what I can do.
     
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    Heres a couple of pics of a 2007 SG Historic model.

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    I believe this bridge was replaced with a Calaham but the stop tail should resemble yours for this model. But I am no expert. We just gotta dig till we find the tooth.
     
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    Yeah, I need to get some good daylight and then zoom in for a pic. The tailpiece is porous and uneven. It looks like a poor copy ... but it is aluminum. I'd hate to think it was actually a Gibson part.
     

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