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Does anyone recognize the bridge on this 2024 Gibson Custom Shop Kirk Hammett 1989 Les Paul Custom ‘Blacked Out’


New member
Jan 20, 2024
Trying to work out what pickups are in the guitar that just leaked online. Does anyone else think that is a Fishman Powerbridge? Silver saddles, make me think it could be.

It is supposedly a Murphy Lab model that is out soon.

But I can't find any more info about it.


Well-known member
Apr 6, 2005
The leak and Gibson's official website, release were wrong initially; it conflicted itself: the top text stated KH 'requested the new T-Types', the specs in the pane below stated the normal LP Custom 490R/498T.

Gibson has since corrected and clarified they are the T-Types, which made most sense for uncovered.

Of course, this is really Cesar not letting the EMGs be sourced in the new release, so you'll get a Gibson pick-up. I get it, corporatism.

Although, Gibson has sourced EMGs in the past... I think I even saw them in the MOD Shop during the JC/Cesar era.
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