Gibson Embossed Pickup Covers:

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  1. Robert Herndon

    Robert Herndon Well-Known Member

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    First saw these on Bill Bartlett's Les Paul (Ram Jam) in 1977. Any significance???? Gibson Pickup Covers.jpg
     
  2. Ron Featherston

    Ron Featherston New Member

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    I understand they were only available in 71-72. Pretty rare. I have them on my 72 SG Standard. The pickups should be the stickered numbered T-Tops. Right?
     
  3. Relic61

    Relic61 Well-Known Member

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    You are correct! Patent number stickers on the pups & usually T-Tops for bobbins underneath. Just typically great sounding pups.

    I've actually taken to collecting these pups & the covers (without the pickup). They look frik'n awesome & are great for custom brite work.

    When I acquired this 68/69 SG Standard, it came with 3 pups installed & the center pup was a genuine Gibson Embossed pickup.

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    Although slightly reminiscent of a chrome toaster from the 60's crossed with the chrome grill of a Mack Truck heading at you 100 mph, There is no denying the bold bling effect.

    I likey!

    FYI, these pups & covers are pricey with cover (with no pups) running around $75-$100 (sometimes less, sometimes more) and a genuine 71/72 Embossed Patent Number Stickered pup hitting on average in the $300 / $350(+) range to the outright exorbitantly ridiculous. (see below)

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    Yikes!!! Good Lawd datsa whole lotta money!

    Another thing I always liked about this era pup cover is that the covers corners are a bit rounded & not squared like a newer pup, probably due to the fabricating pieces wearing over time loosing that sharp angle & rounding oh so nicely.

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    (just say it like Goldmember) Schow schexy Yeesh??

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    Schexy jah??

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    Wouldn't you like your own collection of these schexy covers..

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    And have enough collected that you can hear them clink together & ring like gold coins??

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    Ah jah!

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    Yes!! Puts dem in my coin bag! Clinkety clinkety

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    And I'm spent...
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    Shmoke and a sandwich?

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  5. Relic61

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