True Historic Plastics

dyrhee

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Quick question:
God forbid, if your TH pickup rings, pickguard, or jack plate cracks, how do you replace? I contacted Gibson and they say that the TH plastics are not available for after market purchase.

So, SOL?:laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
 

Bluesytone

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Is the Gibson warranty worth anything? I read somewhere else that that they would send a replacement if you provided your serial etc.
 

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Try having the dealer you bought your guitar from call them. My 54 RI came with bridge that had a bad saddle screw seat. I called the dealer then Gibson sent me knew bridge with in a couple days.
 

strat1701

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R9s would have old historic computer chips but TH models would have even better older more historic type chips that more closely resemble outdated computer hardware.
yes IBM 8088 chips vs. the intel pentium 75Mhz!
 

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You could probably buy a nicely aged set of plastics from your favorite aftermarket supplier if gibson warranty doesn't fix it for some reason, there are tons of awesome companies that make historic parts really well

But also, I knew a guy that buys true historic rings and ages them nicely and then makes his own pikguards and jack plate etc, there are a lot of nice plastic sources too though.
 

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I'd guess it's more than just having the serial number. Not that hard to get a random TH serial number.
 

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I'd guess it's more than just having the serial number. Not that hard to get a random TH serial number.
May be, but Gibson WILL replace your plastic parts. Look at the 2014/2015 Chevrolet Z/28. They made it with buyer specific parts. If you need a special part, your proof of ownership entitles you to the parts. ANY parts. Same applies to the Gibson THs
 

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Maybe it's a good idea to put an aftermarket jack plate on & keep the original in the case since thats by far the most likely plastic part to break.

With the thinner reissue jackplates I sometimes put a metal one under the original on the LP's I gig with.
 

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Well, hmm, simple solution.
Replace all the parts that can break with run of the mill Historic parts.
Put the replaced TH parts in sealed air tight zip lock bag in your safe along
with all your other valuables.
Just hope that the heirs to your estate recognize what a gold mine is contained
within that zip lock bag.
Don't forget to include a note stating these must go back on the matching guitar,
it's much harder to sell an un-original instrument.

well I could see this happening, ya never know, do ya.
 

wizard1183

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Well, hmm, simple solution.
Replace all the parts that can break with run of the mill Historic parts.
Put the replaced TH parts in sealed air tight zip lock bag in your safe along
with all your other valuables.
Just hope that the heirs to your estate recognize what a gold mine is contained
within that zip lock bag.
Don't forget to include a note stating these must go back on the matching guitar,
it's much harder to sell an un-original instrument.

well I could see this happening, ya never know, do ya.
Done! I can sleep at night. Especially knowing I have ultra rare parts that will appreciate into the stratosphere worth mega-millions! Thank you!!!!:thumb:
 

Mr. Satchmo

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Well, hmm, simple solution.
Replace all the parts that can break with run of the mill Historic parts.
Put the replaced TH parts in sealed air tight zip lock bag in your safe along
with all your other valuables.
Just hope that the heirs to your estate recognize what a gold mine is contained
within that zip lock bag.
Don't forget to include a note stating these must go back on the matching guitar,
it's much harder to sell an un-original instrument.

well I could see this happening, ya never know, do ya.
Put them in a time capsule :naughty:

then in 50 years they will be relics
 


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