My 2012 Custombuckers are 8.05k and 8.08k. Sound great. I read in another thread at some point that there were two specs. One with both at around 8k, and another with 7.5 and 8k (roughly, don't remember the exact outputs).
I haven't posted to MLP very much for awhile, so this will be a belated 3 NGD including the latest new acquisition.
Even though my first and only guitar for 30 years was a Strat, I've always been more of a Les Paul into a Marshall kind of guy, and that has been my focus. Never connected with...
That makes sense. I have a 2012 R9 that came factory with Custom Buckers. 8.05k neck/8.08k bridge. Bright pickups, like the proverbial "Tele on steroids." Quite hot too. Nice harmonics. No mud at all in the neck. Wonder how they compare to the 7.5/7.8 set.
Sorry to hear about gramps, and congrats on the find.
I'm no vintage guitar expert, but I'd be concerned that if it hasn't had proper string tension on it for decades, the neck might have issues (back bow or twist). Might want to get a reputable luthier to check it.
Also, know that the guitar...