Genuine 1957 - 1958 Gibson PAF pickup -The Holy Grail!!
We removed this from a 1970 deluxe that had been standardised. On pulling the pick up out I realised it was something special. All the correct points are there, ie. Tooling marks on the feet; maple spacer; distortion to the black bobbins; square in hole; nickel screws to the base plate; long 2.5 inch magnet with a resistance of 8.05K. Correctly for '57 there is no PAF sticker, or if it was a '58 its worn off, the hook up wire is of the correct two-core braided wire. I was absolutely sure of what this was, but I then sent it down to, Andy Gibson, in London's Denmark Street, who verified it was a '57-'58 PAF. We were gonna hold on to it, but we've decided to let it go. (We also have two 1950's sprague black beauty .022 400 V Caps.)