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HOLD! - 1969-1974 Gibson T-Top patent no. sticker 1971

HOLD! - 1969-1974 Gibson T-Top patent no. sticker 1971

€ 1.250,00Prijs

The original vintage “T-Top” Gibson Humbucking pickups were introduced as an updated version of the venerable PAF and early Patent No. pickups. They are characterized by the “T” impressed on the top of each of the bobbins. It is widely believed that the ”T” was added as a reference, aiding the assemblers in keeping congruent directionality in an ever-growing mass production manufacturing scenario.

Patent sticker T-Tops date between 1966 and 1974 and because these have base plates with slotted screws instead of Philips screws, we would date these more precisely between 1969 and 1974. They have a perfect output and these sound very nice and open.

 

Neck pickup:
7.56k Ohm
"T" on bobbin top point towards polepiece screws
Gold polepiece screws
remnants visible of the patent no. 2,737,842 sticker lights under UV
original tape and extra cloth protection tape light under UV,  
double black bobbins light under UV
feet "reinforced" with an extra piece of metal
2-strand braided lead wire
Alnico 5
orange polyurethane wire

Bridge Pickup:
7.86k Ohm
"T" on bobbin top point towards opposite polepieces
Chrome polepiece screws
hardly any remnants visible of the patent no. 2,737,842 sticker
original tape lights under UV
double black bobbins light under UV
"L" toolmarks as can be seen on early T-top pickups
2-strand braided lead wire
Alnico 5
orange polyurethane wire

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