Does this PAF listing seem fishy?

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  1. ESchmidt

    ESchmidt Senior Member

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-59-...666910?hash=item1ec1285d5e:g:L1cAAOSwnHZYjoBu

    Seems to be a pretty outlandish story on this one. He posts pics of the "other pickup" that came with the original guitar, but non of the bobbins of the actual pickup. It looks WAY to clean to be genuine for a 1959. Also, the price of $1250 is about half of what it should go for. Anyone else find this to be sketchy?
     
  2. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    Not a real PAF, IMHO?

    No "L-shaped" tool marks on the base-plate feet

    Round bobbin holes (should be a square)

    The cover looks too rounded (original PAF covers had sharper corners, due to the molds being new. Later models were more rounded, due to the molds wearing out)

    I'm sure someone more knowledgable will be along shortly to add some better insight.
     
  3. Actinic

    Actinic Senior Member

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    Best fake decal I have ever seen. The 4 phillips screws on the back show too much wear on the slots (makes no sense). Buyers of these two auctions got ripped off.
     
  4. jamman

    jamman Premium Member

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    whom ever bought that pup got ripped off . Nothing about either pups is Vintage, no less PAF original ..... Nothing ...
     

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