Dude, awesome suggestions and thank you for the help!Yeah , Buddy! Love gold!
The bridge should be a standard Nashville Tune O Matic.
Drop in replacement, no mods needed.
Schaller makes arguably the best roller bridge for a Gibson. They've been making them a long time
I've used these in the past, and my Heritage guitar came with them from the factory..
Wilkinson makes fancy locking ones.
Pickup covers can be done too, but you will need a good size solder gun to unsolder them from the baseplate.
2 drops near each center on the back.
Gibson used 49mm pole spacing forever on most pickups, they still do, but in recent times they have moved to a wider spaced 50mm in some bridge pickups.
More knowledgeable folks can tell you if yours are speced different, it varies by pickup set. Not all new pickups are different spaced.
Or you could measure across the pole pieces from one side to another and find out yourself.
If those are 57 Classics in there then they are both 49mm vintage spec. according to Gibson.
Lots of places for good covers.
I've used Philly Luthier and Mojotone with good results.
Almost guaranteed the neck is 49mm
I would love to order a bridge and tuners(locking). I think the Grover 502G is a direct drop in, but looking at bridges I’m still stuck wondering.
Three options I’m looking at are the two suggested plus the golden age roller bridge from stew Mac that has a 12” radius which I think matches the fretboard on this guitar. They all look like they have slightly different sized mounting hardware. But it’s hard to tell since all I have is my phone to look on. Just want to make sure it’s a direct drop in.