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sandmannn69

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I've got an '87 Les Paul Custom I'm looking to sell. Unfortunately, I swapped out the original pups to my '91 Studio Lite and they are just killer in that guitar. I hate to swap em back, but I know selling original stock is usually the best, although I do have an EMG 81-85 Zakk set I could stick in the Custom as that setup seems to be popular nowadays.
If I knew what model the original pups in the custom were, I'd just buy that set to stick in the Studio, but Gibson would only say "A 1987 Les Paul Custom model would have been factory equipped with Gibson Original Humbucker pickups" and included the original description, which wasn't very helpful (I attached the description).
At the present, I'm running an SD Custom in the bridge and SD '59 in the neck on the Custom. It's a great guitar (duh), just too damn heavy these days for my bad back, which is why the Lite is now my fav. So I'm kinda looking for advice on what configuration to sell the Custom in and/or if anybody has info on what model the original pups are from the Custom. I attached a pic of that, too.
 

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BCRGreg

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How much for the guitar without pickups?
 

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Without original pups, probably somewhere around $2K.
 

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in 1987 the stock pickups are the bill lawrence circuit board pickups. they are called "the original" humbuckers. they are similar to the modern 490r and 498t.
 

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Yes, BCRGreg, sounds interesting. Let me know what you have in mind or if you would like more information.

BTW, Axeman, thanks very much for that info on the pups.
 

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Call me at the shop on Thursday.

717.730.9775
 

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BCRGreg,

Last night I found some Gibson pickups on fleabay (498T/490R gold)-going to try those first per Axeman16's info before making any moves. I'll get back to you on this.

BTW, you did a killer job on the Little Wing vid on yer website. Nice playin!:dude:
 

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BCRGreg,

Last night I found some Gibson pickups on fleabay (498T/490R gold)-going to try those first per Axeman16's info before making any moves. I'll get back to you on this.

BTW, you did a killer job on the Little Wing vid on yer website. Nice playin!:dude:



Excellent tone, too. I love your take on the song. Feeling it, bro!
 

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That does sound great.

Who made the guitar?
 

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