• Guys, we've spent considerable money converting the Les Paul Forum to this new XenForo platform, and we have ongoing monthly operating expenses. THE "DONATIONS" TAB IS NOW WORKING, AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS YOU CAN MAKE TO KEEP THE LES PAUL FORUM GOING! Thank you!

What's the earliest confirmed Patent-sticker guitar?

TM1

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 27, 2003
Messages
8,135
Here's a Q for you all.. When did the Pat.# pickups transition to T-Top bobbins? I have a set of Pat.#'s I just picked up that have PAF bobbin's. They came out of a 1965 SG Standard. They're pretty typical; copper coloured wire can be seen through the little circle/square window. They read 7.48k & 7.64K, short magnets, chrome covers but nickle plated screws.
Thanks!
 

Big Al

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 24, 2002
Messages
14,294
I have a nos never installed pat# Ttop with one T coil and one square hole paf coil. It was in a brown cardboard factory box. Ordered for a repair and never installed.
 

AlienVintage

Active member
Joined
Sep 10, 2015
Messages
317
Here's a Q for you all.. When did the Pat.# pickups transition to T-Top bobbins? I have a set of Pat.#'s I just picked up that have PAF bobbin's. They came out of a 1965 SG Standard. They're pretty typical; copper coloured wire can be seen through the little circle/square window. They read 7.48k & 7.64K, short magnets, chrome covers but nickle plated screws.
Thanks!
Not until late 1967 or so. Possibly even early 1968.

Tons of false information out there about when the change to T-Tops began. There might be a random example we can find earlier than this, but the bottom line is: expect to find pre-T-Top bobbins very deep into 1967.
 
  • Like
Reactions: TM1

TM1

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 27, 2003
Messages
8,135
T
Not until late 1967 or so. Possibly even early 1968.

Tons of false information out there about when the change to T-Tops began. There might be a random example we can find earlier than this, but the bottom line is: expect to find pre-T-Top bobbins very deep into 1967.
Thanks! Kinda what I thought as far as timeline.
 

blauserk

Les Paul Forum Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2002
Messages
1,766
This mid-to-late 1960s Byrdland with the Venetian cutaway but reflector knobs A34181 (between July and December 1960) has at least one patent # pickup.

 
Top