Hail to the Forum! My name is Andrew and I'm an aficionado of this cool place where we can discuss, share, know and disagree on eveything about our les paul guitar! And please,forgive my english, I write from italy Said this, I've read here several threads about Gibson T-Top and replicas, because I'm in love with Jimmy Page mid-70's live tone. It came out that modern 490R/T could be the Tbucker if magnet will change to short alnico 5.I know the real deal was polywire, 50mm bobbins lenght, short alnico 5 mag, about 7.8k resistance and not potted. Now WHICH 490 could I choose to make this experiment? The R or T one? I know the T has wider poles spacing due to the strings in the bridge position but also read that 490R is very similar in global specs. My luthier will take the wax off the 490 I take, though I'll take it without cover. Thanks for everyone who could help me!