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Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by timgman, Dec 5, 2017.
ok asking for a friend and these aren’t the best pics..
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?
They are installed in a 78 custom
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...
Need way better pics.
It does have a Long Magnet in it though.
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.
No- those are ‘57 Classics
Big ouch! Yuuki were the glossy / shiny Bobbins part of the give away?
...even with the terrible photos, no.
Screws, bobbins, wax, decal, cover, feet, hookup lead, tape.
That's my thought as well
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
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.
That’s some nice visual forensic work!
Thanks for your input guys. I really appreciate it.