WTB: Gibson Pat. Number Pickup 49.2mm mounting base plates

lakehaus

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I'm looking to restore (2) Gibson T-tops for an upcoming project. I am interested in buying unaltered/unbroken mounting plates distinguished by either a patent number sticker or the patent number mechanically stamped on the baseplate.

To be clear, I’m looking for JUST THE BASE PLATE not the pickup. The images below represent examples of the baseplates I’m after. Note they’re in relatively good condition - including the height adjustment screw holes on the legs.

I'll consider post-'74 plates (mechanically stamped, non-sticker'd), but because the pickups I currently wish to fully restore are from '65-'73 (sticker'd), I'll hold for the era-correct plates until such time I determine it's not worth the wait nor the prices offered.

Please provide pics, description, and price shipped to USA zip 70403 (near New Orleans). emailto: tidewatercustomshop at gmail

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Examples of what I'm not looking to buy (these are in my parts box from a previous T-top restoration projects):

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efstop

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Are you certain that your pickups are 50mm? 50mm won't work with the usual 49.2mm (1 15/16") spacing on many Gibson pickups. Certain bridge pickups use a wider spacing. Only way to tell is accurately measuring them, preferably center to center.

Philly Luthier sells base plates in 49.2mm and 50mm, short or long legs. Covers and keepers etc. are also available in those measurements.
 

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Are you certain that your pickups are 50mm? 50mm won't work with the usual 49.2mm (1 15/16") spacing on many Gibson pickups. Certain bridge pickups use a wider spacing. Only way to tell is accurately measuring them, preferably center to center.

Philly Luthier sells base plates in 49.2mm and 50mm, short or long legs. Covers and keepers etc. are also available in those measurements.
Thanks for clarification efstop. Also, I’m aware of aftermarket vendors who supply these parts. I’d rather solicit to buy from members with spare bits first. I’m particularly interested in genuine Gibson plates that are era correct.
 

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