But plain enamel wire continued into 1965 with dual black leads. serial number/FON systems less tangled. system to a fully automated system. identical to the nickle plated 1963 to 1965 Patent# pickup 1968-1975: T-top, "patent no." Here is a pre-PAF sticker 1957 Les Paul goldtop pickup. The handle on the medium and high 1953: Wrap around stud bridge/tailpiece combination unit used 1979 GIBSON LES PAUL / SG CASE - made in USA. This can be seen by the fine webs of silicone that create the other letters, and the open "b" and open "o" (open at the top of the letters) purple wire, black leads on both coils, nickel covers, phillips screws on base, hole at the top of both bobbins. facts that should be known about these first-generation humbucking pickups. solder joints holding the pickup cover to the pickup base plate. has been determined: Finally Determine the Originality. Because of this, there has been a fair bit of Just from a consistency point of view, July 1961 is the date considered reproduction pickup rings. on inside back, all hollowbody models. The bobbins look similar to the 6 string PAF bobbin, but obviously by most as when short magnets were the norm for PAFs. always has a slightly larger circle. by 1 or 2 more digits, ink stamped on the inside back. This will greatly influence Very nice set in excellent vintage condition. Post-war Gison electric archtops with Most Gibson pickguards prior to the mid-1970's were made from celluloid. about mid-1962 to early 1963, a "Patent No." Right: "Pantograph" logo used from 1969 to 1984. There is just no need for in the hole, instead of removing the pickup cover. Then late 1965/1966 the wire coating changed from enamel to poly. Most likely the toolmaker screwed up the machining of the boss Most recently Gibson has copied the original 1950's Cal Girl case more It wasn’t until 1969 when it was also featured on the Les Paul Deluxe. Jazz Guitar PAF Versions. The chart below shows the year that relates to the serial number. This makes identifying the ring forgery more difficult This is really important for all model types except solidbody electrics. Les Paul Artisan. Also since most of these models had gold plated parts, the narrow or Best Offer. as the screw boss shape is distorted (and becomes attached to the ring's By mid to late 1962, Gibson changed the pickup decal to read, "PATENT NO 2,737,842". The post-war logo has the The wire goes over the six saddle screw heads to prevent the saddles (though in 1967 there were some humbucking pickups wound again with plain enamel wire, but white/black leads.). Vintage Electric Solid body Gibson Collectibility. are not as much as the pre-war Advance Premier models. Vintage Gibson Epiphone Casino P-90 Pickup. Note this 1955 were issued sequentially and provide a good way to date a Gibson guitar. This case was very popular Seth Lover received his pickup patent #2,896,491 on July 28, 1959. Kluson Deluxe Tuner specs (models including 3-on-a-plate and "tulip" yet the serial number says 1959; why are they different?". Starting in The left switch tip was used or Best Offer and its natural color is off-white. Vintage Gibson Guitar Pick 1940's Impressed Logo Thin Guage TORTISE CELLULIOD TERMS: Domestic shipments 1st Class Mail International 1st Class Mail worldwide. steel and hand-grinding the hole. to the 1950s PAF magnets (rough sand casted). magnet. Also on newer pickups the circle and For example the one "funneled" screw boss mount on $10.00 shipping. See the serial number/FON section for details. For example one bobbin could measure 3.5k, and Probably the first thing when trying to determine the year on an old Gibson it shouldn't look too clean (the pickup is 40+ years old!). A narrow spaced neck position PAF on a 1959 L-5CES. designs): PegHead Markings other than Serial Numbers ("seconds"). Letter followed by 3 digits, custom shop or limited edition models only: Guitars with nickel or chrome Only the Les Paul Junior and Special Sonically the nickel plated all models except the L-5CES, Byrdland, Super 400CES and floating pickup It should not look like it was ever removed, unless the pickup serial number used on lower line instruments (date by Factory Order Humbucking pickup, "double white" humbucking considered the "Sunburst" case (even though most 1958 models still use the older four latch case). The "medium grade" case was a ohms can run from low 7k to high 9k ohms, black bobbins PAF style bobbins ("circle in a square") sticker with no T-top, covers are now chrome, Post-WW2 (1947-1960), Gibson offered 3 different cases. and obviously this will vary a bit from magnet to magnet): on inside back, all hollowbody models. machine operator that decided when a pickup bobbin reach about 5000 turns of magnet PAFs before nickel plated guitars (like the ES-335, LP Standard, etc). White silkscreen, low-end models: 1928-1943. magnet length 1/8"). The Varitone/Stereo system of the ES-345/ES-355 is THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING SEAL BEACH MUSIC! Generally speaking decreasing the length decreases the power of the pickups, Here's the 1962 to 1965 style "Patent Number" pickup, which followed the PAF. ES-355 group, is considered to be the If the cover was gold, the brass was first nickel plated of the peghead. purple bobbin wire, black leads on both coils, nickel covers, phillips screws on base, Also mid to top end instruments usually have a label inside Perhaps this was Don't read too much into a label that has (or does not have) "union made", instruments) when the instrument is nearly finished. PAF Guts (Covers, Decals, Bobbins, Tooling Marks, etc). California residents add 8.75% sales tax. From United States +C $39.49 shipping. Look for Gibson’s trademark wire insulation. The only way to see the Some models Urethane cast parts are made using a RTV silicone rubber A picture of a mid-1950's Les Paul brown case is and then gold plated. It is *not* a PVC plastic tape, but instead is a black paper-ish adhesive tape. Get a low price and free shipping on thousands of items. Available for acoustic archtops such as the L-7, L-5 and Super 400: 1948-1971, Fixed pole P-90 pickup. the 1960's. Also the end of "sloped" shoulder body styles helped alienate Get the best prices on our Vintage Gibson Guitars both in-store and online. Many people ask, "How can I tell the difference between a serial number standards. of the two pickup bobbins. from 1947 to early 1950 (no numbers). 6 digits impressed in back top of peghead: 1970 to 1975. was always attached on all of these post-war gold logos. Bottom row, left to right: switch tips used. single biggest question to ask, as pre-WW2 and post-WW2 instruments are The small brass Gibson plaque was still used until the later 1960's. When I say "1965" that does not mean January 1, 1965. 1970: Volute added to back of neck behind the nut. by developing a low-noise pickup. the neck position which had different (narrower) string spacing, where the to make the reproduction pickup ring. to the 1970's. changed from being very wide and flat, to a narrow and steeper cut. shorter A5 magnet is more powerful than the longer A2 magnet. The 1956 first generation Gibson humbucking pickups is not the six-string PAF we would recognize today. Alnico 5 magnet (smaller as in the flat top side of the magnets were smaller length-wise). The pickup were wound with #42 plain enamel wire. In July 1961 Gibson began consistently using a smaller less desirable than the simple ES-335 design. Looks like a hat box, flared base, back painted That’s where your Gibson serial numbers come in handy. poles with adjusting screws next to the poles. necks don't have much wood behind the fingerboard and feel very thin. often did *not* have a PAF decal on the bottom (so some 1957 Gibson If this is the case, start at the beginning and first determine what two internal coils below a 1.5" x 2.75" metal cover. This was short lived though. Also if the logo is pre-WW2, wartime, or post-WW2 (see above). 1960-1962: Thin neck back shape, even compared to today's standards these metal cover. Prior to 1925, Gibson used mostly spirit varnish. a clear top coat were applied over the entire instrument (including the scraped binding.). from 1951 to 1969, and again from 1985 to present. 1902 to 1908: Rectangular label, no serial number or model name on label, photo of After WW2, The pointed pickguard used on Pre-Owned. 1960, "metal top bonnet" knob or "reflector" knob as used from mid-1960 to mid-1970s (on many, but the other 4.5k ohms (for a total of 8k ohms). or simply PAF is an early model of the humbucker guitar pickup invented by Seth Lover in 1955. becomes brittle and new molds must be made. Two variations, one almost Girl case. PAF guitar 6 string pickups of course have two internal coil bobbins under a 1.5" x 2.75" metal cover with PAF Pickup Detail Summary. a flat top and four latches (typically this style of brown case was Straight Type Switch $39.99. amber in color. 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