So, the bottom three Vibrolas below are apparently called "short vibrolas"(?). The first is just the standard vibrola(?). Also, the first two and last are called Maestro Vibrolas by Gibson whereas the third one isn't. The fourth is a 1964 special with Maestro Vibrola that I snapped from Reverb just to compare with the 2019 sp. I know nothing about these setups, history, usage, so would like to get knowledge from you fellas who have worlds of experience. 2019 '61 2019 CS 2019 sp 1964 sp Here are the questions: 1) By the looks of it, short vibrola means it doesn't go down the body much whereas the standard one goes right to the end of the top, to the strap button - is that right? 2) The first two and fourth are called Maestros just because they are licensed systems whereas the third is just a "Gibson interpretation" of something they probably build under license (maybe they buy them in?). Although, the 1964 "Maestro vibrola" special looks very very similar to the 2019 vibrola special... same, same but same or same, same but different, I'm not sure. Maybe it just doesn't say Maestro in the description, but is. Is "Maestro" a brand name or vibrola system style (or both/neither)? 3) The first two vibrola systems look like they must be used to string the guitar because the ABR-1 simple doesn't have it's own tailpiece whereas the last two have a wrap around bridge, so you could just slot the strings through there and avoid the trem if you want to - is that right? That leads onto the main question: from your experience/knowledge, how would stringing the wraparound and avoiding the vibrola affect playability and tone? A few of you have the 61' 2019 with vibrola (gorgeous looking guitar, imho), how are you finding it? Anybody got a 60s SG with a short Maestro vibrola (also a gorgeous looking SG, imho)? Thanks for your input.