Its possible that great minds were thinking alike. Time is close enough for me.I dunno about some of those. "Vertical (piggyback) humbucking pickup" sounds like a stacked humbucker and Mr Les Paul himself did that first. He designed the prototype in the mid-60s, using it on his modified Gibons, and then Gibson put it into actual production on the Les Paul Professional (later renamed LP Recording) in 69 which at best is parallel development (a tie). Also side position dots (everybody, ever since anyone can remember) and pop out vibrato lever (fender in the late 50s with the intro of offset line), unless I am misunderstanding what those mean.
Many of the rest are legit innovations though. Gibson actually tried the uninut thing a few years ago, but they fucked it up by making it out of pot metal vs something durable and it sucked (though I am a fan of the idea in general).
Oh no granny i didnt think you were dissing anyone. Just saying it could have been "simultaneous"I never said he copied; just questioning whether some of those were really innovations (using the patent standard of 'prior art'). Glenn certainly was innovative and I meant no dissrespect - just meant that that is a long list; no need to pad it.