ARE these pafs??

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  1. timgman

    timgman Senior Member

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    57270DEF-D458-4A41-AC24-465299C6E083.jpeg F4439788-3D9D-4CB6-97C0-542C522A3D64.jpeg ok asking for a friend and these aren’t the best pics..
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Maybe show the guitar it came from for context.
    (I know, they could come from another guitar...)
    But the pole screws seem gold and the pup is on top of a Custom?
     
  3. timgman

    timgman Senior Member

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    They are installed in a 78 custom
     
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    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    So I'm guessing they weren't stock and someone changed them in the past. Former owner had a set laying around and popped them into his 78.

    IIRC Gibson had a bunch of PAF's made in gold near the end of production that were use up in assorted models like 335's or Byrdlands even after the general production came to an end.

    So it is possible to find some gold PAF's into the 60's, again, IIRC.

    I did notice the big rough looking magnet hanging out the end to the mounting leg, and the wooden spacer.

    It's not enough in itself to go on, but it is an interesting find.

    Especially that magnet....

    Would like to hear from the experts...

    @cooljuk
     
  5. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    Need way better pics.

    It does have a Long Magnet in it though.

    :cheers2:
     
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    Left Paw Senior Member

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    I once saw a 1966 Barney Kessel Custom, all original, with gold hardware, one PAF and one patent-sticker pickup. Took them a while to use all those gold plated ones.
     
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    Jumping@shadows V.I.P. Member

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    No- those are ‘57 Classics
     
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    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    Big ouch! Yuuki were the glossy / shiny Bobbins part of the give away?

    Cheers, Rudi.
     
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  9. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Negative.

    ...even with the terrible photos, no.
     
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    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Screws, bobbins, wax, decal, cover, feet, hookup lead, tape.
     
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    AudioWonderland Senior Member

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    That's my thought as well
     
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    Jumping@shadows V.I.P. Member

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    The biggest giveaway besides the bogus ‘57 Classic decal is the too soft bend radius on the leg tabs, plus the plastic bobbins, tape, baseplate architecture, screws etc etc
     
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    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    The only thing that looked right to me on my iPhone was that it had a Long Magnet, the rest not so much & the photos were bad.

    TBH I've never seen any shots of a '57 Classic PU.............had them in my '97 R0 but I just don't like them.

    Cheers, Rudi
     
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    That’s some nice visual forensic work!
     
  15. timgman

    timgman Senior Member

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    Thanks for your input guys. I really appreciate it.
     

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