- Dec 3, 2009
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Actually it is wider from 1993-1998. They changed the pickguard in mid 1997 which caused the gap.The distance between the humbuckers is slightly wider for the 97-98 Historics, than compared to the 99-08.
I have a 98 R8 and there is a gap between the bridge pickup and the pickguard.
MojoAxe sells a pickguard specifically for the 97-98s:
RS Guitarworks Online Store : Aged MojoAxe LP Pickguard for 1997-1998 Historic LP's - PGH98-A
MojoAxe Replica Les Paul Pickguards
Based on the info from the mojoaxe website, the 09-10 Historics have a different humbucker spacing than the 97-98s and 99-08s.
Yes! I had them on my 2007 R9. I just realized that they are not needed on my 2010. I was wondering if it's a known correction or a fluke. So you have a 2010 Historic that has the correct tail angle too?Mine is the same way. You do know of the offset studs from Retrospec, right?
i don't see how you can possibly go by those photos. the only way to tell is by measuring the distance between the outer poles. those pics were taken at different angles and different distances. the strings could have been set on the bridge saddles in different places. and the bridge saddles are not lined up exactly the same on both guitars.It's hard to tell from these pics but it seems pup spacing has changed form 2010 to 2011.
same sikline aged guard in both pics