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59' 345 restoration parts advice

Dekel Bor

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hi all,

bought a 345 husk that needed headstock repair andf re-fin,
am looking for authentic replicas for PU rings, pickguard and tone knobs
(have 2 original knobs)

which do you recommend as the most authentic?
dont have to be aged.

any leads on purple wire PATs?



thx!
 

Hamerfan

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hi all,

bought a 345 husk that needed headstock repair andf re-fin,
am looking for authentic replicas for PU rings, pickguard and tone knobs
(have 2 original knobs)

which do you recommend as the most authentic?
dont have to be aged.

any leads on purple wire PATs?



thx!
The original parts from OK guitars will cost you an arm and a leg.

I can recommend replica parts from Montreux and mojoaxe


and retrospect

 

Wally

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I have a NOS Gibson ABR1 in gold….from the late ‘60s??? Correction…..the NOS is a chrome ABR1.
The gold ABR1 has nice polishing wear where the hand would contact…no oxidation or ‘crusty’ build up.
nice patina….. Patent number. 42E13DBF-BC1F-4F0A-9DBF-707714C3838C.jpeg DEB289A2-5BE9-46C5-80DC-5BE0AD921318.jpeg F99E0011-D485-4B5F-9C2A-6259B6CF3B5E.jpeg
 
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Wally

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Dekel, I believe these Pat number ABR1s were introduced in 1965 and used until circa 1977 when the Nashville bridge was introduced. So, this NOS bridge is at least 47 years old.
I started a conversation with you yesterday. ??
 

Goldsmithmill

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I have looked for a black M-69 pickup ring for my 61 335 bridge pickup but can´t find any with the lower ring, only the 1/2 one that was used for LPs.
 

Dekel Bor

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Dekel, I believe these Pat number ABR1s were introduced in 1965 and used until circa 1977 when the Nashville bridge was introduced. So, this NOS bridge is at least 47 years old.
I started a conversation with you yesterday. ??
thx! writing back!
 
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