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PAF Identification

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Gallagher1, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Gallagher1

    Gallagher1 TDPRI Member

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    Hello.

    I was wondering if anyone of you could help determine whether or not these pickups are genuine PAFs. Any help would be appreciated.

    I can't see any "L" tool marks on the feet and it looks a bit too clean.
     

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  2. benjammin420

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    looks too new to me, but I'm no expert
     
  3. Gallagher1

    Gallagher1 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the reply. Yes they do look very new for something that is supposedly 50 years old. Other than that, the absence of the took marks on the feet are of concern.
     
  4. Guitarmadcat

    Guitarmadcat Banned

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    That larger sticker tells me it's a Gibson 'Burstbucker #1'
     
  5. imsilly

    imsilly Friend of Leo's

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    Not an original PAF.

    Who said it was?
     
  6. johmica

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    Minus the big white sticker, it looks exactly like my Gibson '57 Classics, purchased new in 2000. I'd say you've got a new Gibson reissue of the classic pups. Still a great pickup, but worth more in the $100 range . . .
     
  7. Gallagher1

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    Thanks everyone. I had a feeling that it wasn't one. It's not mine. This pickup is being sold and the seller said it was a true PAF, but I doubted him from the start. I am guessing it is a PAF reissue.
     
  8. boneyguy

    boneyguy Doctor of Teleocity

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    There's a lot of nonsense going on nowadays with terminology. It seems that very often any full size humbucker gets refered to as a PAF. PAF has become interchangeable with the word 'humbucker' for many people.

    It's like the term 'Blackguard'. It's a very specific term that refers to a very specific era of Tele but very often anyone who has a blonde Tele with a black pickguard will refer to their guitar as a blackguard even if it was made last week...out of parts from GFS.:lol:
     
  9. Veitchy

    Veitchy Tele-Afflicted

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    The seller could have meant 'genuine PAF tone' or a similar sales puff. Or they could be trying to rip someone off. Either way, it is not a 50s pickup.
     
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