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Wildwood spec Historic Gibson Custom Shop 1960 Les Paul

MrNubs

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came with steel bridge post and steel thumb wheels

should have been Nickel Plated Brass

Check your Wildwood custom shop les pauls
 

Wizard1183

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So Wildwood is stealing the brass parts and putting steel in the new Les Pauls? Interesting! 😂😂
 

Wizard1183

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How can you tell? By holding a magnet up to them?
A magnet would reveal it. Brass isn’t magnetic. Neither is nickel. However does the specs call out for brass? I see no mention of it.
 
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MrNubs

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A magnet would reveal it. Brass isn’t magnetic. Neither is nickel. However does the specs call out for brass? I see no mention of it.
spoke with Bruce at Wildwood and he said nickel plated brass but never did find out from Gibson what was on the 2019 wildwood spec build sheet at that time, who knows if it was spec'd that way or parts puller error
 

MrNubs

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my R0 is at Gibson for a Fret Level/PLek , new nut and some bridge work. played the poo out of that bad boy for the last two years

anyway,

i did test with a magnet and yes Gibson is replacing with nickel plated brass parts

never the less,

i'm still curious what's on your wildwood custom shop guitars
 

ChuckNOS

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FYI,

I bought both my Gibson Custom Shop guitars from Wildwood (thanks Bruce). 2019 R9 and 2021 ES335 '59 Wildwood Spec.

Both bridges and tailpieces pass the magnet test. However, the R9's stud thumb wheels are both magnetic while the WW Spec 335' tail piece studs are magnetic while it's bridge thumbwheels are non-magnetic.

YMMV
 

Wizard1183

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What are the bridges supposed to be made of? I thought those were always steel? I know tailpieces are aluminum. Tail piece studs are steel. Thumb wheel and studs are supposed to be brass from 2019 on though perhaps 2021 and on are brass?
 
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