Also just for the sake of the discussion about the pickups being stamped or not, a quick search here seems to show other people saying that they, too, have seen both stamped and stickered TTops on '74 Gibsons: http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/historics-reissues/23711-1974-20th-anni-custom-specs.html Of course, I am fair and admit that is not proof because others have observed it as well, but that it is a common thing as far as I'm aware, and my other LPC 20th Ann. guitar was all completely original (every part) and it also had the original pickups stamped. So, to be clear about what I meant, I can't verify that is the case for this particular pickup, and it's not really possible to prove the date of manufacture, regardless of it's a stamp or sticker, unfortunately, but it makes sense and is common enough where I didn't question it when I bought this guitar. I also had an embossed set from '72, and those were the only model that could have really been proven to be the date and model they were said (those were worth a lot of money, too, but the stamped TTops I had sounded so good that I didn't care and sold them). Again, the sound quality and tone being totally subjective, but I just mean it shouldn't add any suspicion about the pickup dates. It really, truly should be original, but there's always a 1% chance it's from a 75 or something, I totally admit that, because I can't prove otherwise (I just have no reason to believe otherwise). I hope that provides some clarification. If at any point someone can provide information to the contrary that is indisputable, I am most willing to amend the description and am happy to learn a new fact, so please don't hesitate (I won't be offended at all). In the meantime, I'm pretty informed about this particular model most of all, as I spent a great deal of time researching exactly what I wanted before I even started looking, so I don't say this only to benefit the sale, and I could happily sell the instrument without the pickup (I already have offers to buy it separately, in which case I can drop the price on the guitar down to $2,800 obo). Thanks for listening.