T Top Transitional Shaw mix?

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I have a 1980 LPC made October of 80.
The bridge pickup is a May 16 1980 which Im assuming is just a straight up TTop
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The neck however is an August 6 1980. I have read there are Shaws as early as July.
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Is this possibly a T Top/Transitional Shaw set? Or just both T Tops?
 

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T-tops and shaws differ due to their construction.
It should be easy then to figure out that this is the only way of figuring out definitively what you have.

I have a pickup from feb which is 1 T-top coil and 1 Shaw coil.
 

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Wow lease share your findings .how did you figure it was a mix from that era .
 

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If you mean me, then the pickup came to me uncovered.
It was the bridge pickup that had this setup, with the neck being pure T top. David from Sigil pickups was selling 2 sets at that time, and l got one of them. Both bridge pickups looked the same - zebra due to the cream Shaw bobbin (with new penny coloured wire on mine at least), and a T top bobbin. The 2 sets were a Feb/Mar 80, and a May/Jun 80. I can't remember which one I got.
 

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I'm pretty sure I still have a couple of those kicking around here.

For the OP, the only way to really know would be to yank the covers. You can guess all day and only still be guessing. Earliest Shaw I believe I ever had was June 1980. Those long ass covers look more like a Shaw setup but again, you can't be sure just by that one feature. Gibson is probably best known among my people for their inconsistent approach to pickups.
 


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