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The first year for Custom Buckers

tommersjay

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It was my impression that Custom Buckers first came out in 2013. I have bought a couple sets lately after getting a hold of one and falling in love with them. In my new conquest of tone chasing, I discovered some people were selling "custom buckers" that were built in 2011 or 2012. The attached link is such an example. Does anyone know if they were being built back then or what the case with these pups having custom bucker stickers from Gibson on them? Check out the link.

https://reverb.com/item/1519702-gib...cy=USD&pla=1&gclid=CP7o-qPyncoCFU8vgQodWi4JYQ

I cannot save the pics from reverb but on the second pic, the sticker says Lead Custom Bucker 09/05/2011
 

Red Baron

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As I understand it, a few of CC models were equipped with Custom Buckers in 2012, but none of the standard Historic line used them until 2013.
I have a sneaky suspicion that Custom Buckers might have grown from the A3 pickups that Gibson commissioned Ron Ellis to produce for the Lee Roy Parnell Les Paul in 2011, however that model wasn't released until 2012.
 

ntotoro

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My Oxblood R4 is from 2012 and essentially has 2013 specs, including CB's (It's a limited from Wildwood).

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dave9271

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I have a 2011 Les Paul Custom 1957 reissue in White. Kind of a rare bird as I haven't seen a '57 in this color before. I removed the pickups to see what was installed and they are dated 11/21/2011 Custom Buckers in both neck and bridge.
 

goldtop0

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I have a 2011 Les Paul Custom 1957 reissue in White. Kind of a rare bird as I haven't seen a '57 in this color before. I removed the pickups to see what was installed and they are dated 11/21/2011 Custom Buckers in both neck and bridge.


How do you know that they are Custombuckers.........
 

John550

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I stumbled upon a picture , I was surprised to see a pre 2013 custom bucker
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El Gringo

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They are nice/okay and could have been so much better with A5 magnets and more output , but i can understand where Gibson Custom is coming from in the same way a Chef is not going to overpower the spices and salt on a dish .
 

LeonC

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I stumbled upon a picture , I was surprised to see a pre 2013 custom bucker
IMG-9271.jpg

Wow...2011 and summarily pǝʞɔnɟ with!

El Gringo - well...it sure is a matter of personal taste. I love the underwound CBs in a couple of my LPs. They're damn near perfect w/rt the sounds/performance I like. (Two of my CCs and my '54 Oxblood benchmark from Rainbow have these PUs, and I'm crazy about them!)
 

Mark Kane

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Wow...2011 and summarily pǝʞɔnɟ with!

El Gringo - well...it sure is a matter of personal taste. I love the underwound CBs in a couple of my LPs. They're damn near perfect w/rt the sounds/performance I like. (Two of my CCs and my '54 Oxblood benchmark from Rainbow have these PUs, and I'm crazy about them!)

Still digging the Benchmark , Leon?
 

Austin Dean

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I finally pulled the pickups in my 2010 R0. Always loved the sound- here’s what I found. Wound 07/07/2010
 

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