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Pat Pickups (T Top or Earlier) Help IDing

staceyzz

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I bought a homemade, 1970s Electric guitar, and found these pickups inside which I believe to be 1960s Gibson Pat Pickkups...? Anyway to confirm. One pickup measures 7.42, the other 6.90


 

staceyzz

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OK, I took the cover off of one, here is what I found... It is a Pre T top...

L tooling marks, maple spacer, reddish copper bobbin wire, black/white bobbin lead.. So what era/year would this be...?




 

garywright

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btw..not sure what’s up with the plastics coated lead :hmm

or chrome covers..
 
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Aloha_Ark

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Unusual wiring could be a repair due to a rewind. Can we see what the tape looks like under blacklight?

Would be nice if this could be authenticated as a pre-T top patent number pickup.
 

akkermanfan

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OK, I took the cover off of one, here is what I found... It is a Pre T top...

L tooling marks, maple spacer, reddish copper bobbin wire, black/white bobbin lead.. So what era/year would this be...?




Hi staceyzz, could you please explain what the L tooling mark are, do you mean the corners ? Thanks, akkermanfan
 

corpse

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Chrome was the plating choice of the LSLP- my 69 had chrome covers on the replaced T Tops (that came from somewhere).
 

Wilko

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That is a Pre-T pat number pickup. early to mid 60s these were made. Plastic lead is not common. Under 7 is a real low number for one of these.
 
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