As it was decided that someof these guitars would be equipped with Japanese-made pickups and some with USA-made pickups, they decided to include the post-script "by Gibson" for themodels that had pickups of American origin.All “Orville” guitars were equipped with Japanese replica PAF pickups, while the “Orville by Gibson” guitars were usually equipped with authentic Gibson USAPAF ’57 Classics, and sometimes the original Bill Lawrence HB-R/HB-L or Gibson 490s.Each steel part, and the magnets themselves, have been lab analyzed and recreated, sonically compared and revised to recapture not just the specs of the originals, but the true range of voicings and feel of the originals.
The most common is simple: Folks asking for more money than the guitar they are selling is worth. Dealers do it, individual owners do it, widows and orphans selling Grandpa’s pride and joy do it.
I will cover this phenomenon (which is particularly prevalent lately in dot necks) in a later post. There have always been guitars that seem like they are undervalued.
This is how actual PAFs were selected for guitars by Gibson in the 1950's and 1960's.
All True Kalamazoo sets are built exactly as would have been done by Gibson during the timeframe chosen to the most current first-hand recorded history of vintage PAFs in the Re Wind Electric repair and research database, as well as a selection of vintage pickup examples, direct reference recordings, and a little bit of chance.
A traditional pickup wind in the neck position provides plenty of warmth and clarity, and in the bridge position, slightly over-wound coils in the '57 Classic Plus No, the ad copy is not wrong. I just found the ad copy to be possibly misleading. I've emailed Gibson about this, my neck pickup with the 490R sticker on also has a PAF decal on it, is this normal for a 490R? Is there any other way of telling whether it's a wrong sticker or not?
The 2016 Trad Ts are supposed to have 57 Classic in the neck. both came with 57 Classics in the neck and 57 Classic in the bridge, just as advertised. In the top section it says that thing about "traditional wind" and in the bullet points it just says "57 Classic humbucking pickups". Thanks for the replies I've emailed Gibson about this, my neck pickup with the 490R sticker on also has a PAF decal on it, is this normal for a 490R? Is there any other way of telling whether it's a wrong sticker or not? I'm not sure now but the 57's only came in nickle or gold.
Here's the copy from the website in 2016: "The Les Paul Traditional 2016 T's foundation is the same traditional tonewood combination that helped make the Les Paul a legend when it was introduced six decades ago.
A traditional pickup wind in the neck position provides plenty of warmth and clarity, and in the bridge position, slightly over-wound coils in the '57 Classic Plus I think the ad copy is conflicting and partly wrong.
I've been collecting buying and selling ES 335/345/355 guitars for 20 years.