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I have a question for the group .... if the burstbuckers represent the embodiment of PAF goodness ,,,,, why ,,,, pray tell ..... did Gibson they themselves elect to shitte can them in the Historics and move onto Custombuckers ???????
and you are basing this on what logic ?
IMHO the weak link on a pre 2013 custombucker historic is the burstbuckers
I know from first hand experimentation that those guitars can be GREATLY improved upon by doing a pickup swap
now of course this is just MY viewpoint and some folks might...
first thing I would do it get rid of those nasty Burstbuckers and put in something like Lollars / OX 4 , WIZZ or some other proper pickup .....
then upgrade to Pigtail abr-1 and steel tailpiece studs and inserts
I figured someone might plead righteous indignation ..... but answer me this then :
if folks say that the amount of plasticizer in the nitro finish can be detrimental to the tone why wouldn't adding a pulverized matrix of metal compound change something in the tone also ?
Does the bronze powder have a notable effect on the tone of a Historic reissue ?
( I am posting this because I think it does - but my sample size of guitars I tested is small - I do understand that a vintage 54 burst would be amazing tho )
any idea about the price trajectory the Historics are going to take ?
in other words would you anticipate over the next decade or so they would experience sensational yearly increases in the retail price or do you think that they have reached a stabilization point ?