Gibson Pat. No. Pickup Details

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  1. MtrSticky

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    Gibson Pat. No. pickup in my '81 SG but after exhausting Google/forums & all I'm not convinced as to exactly what it is. No T on the bobbins and doesn't appear to fit the Shaw features either. Any educated guesses? Thanks!
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    Guess I'm asking for something that doesn't exist, an actual name for this but Gibson didn't operate too tightly in those days so nothing more to it than being a Pat. No. p/u. Found some out there calling these Shaws , PAF's etc. Thread is now prepared for destruction, deletion or relegation in to the shadows of ambiguity...
     
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    81 is in the tim shaw era. Most of 'his' pickups had an ink stamp. BUT not all of them.

    What model sg? Have you been able to find any catalogs from that era?
     
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    Those are called the P490.
    It's the missing link between the T Top and the 490R.
     
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    Thanks for the replies! It's in my 1981 SG Special One. More known by the Epiphone models Special X than the Gibson.
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    Damn i love that guitar
     
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    That's a sweet looking beast!
     
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