Mine was playing a Gibson SG, or any other guitar for that matter, with uncovered pickups. As I looked down on the bridge pickup, I stepped back and thought, that thing is falling apart ! Made me wonder why would anybody pay a premium for a guitar with unfinished parts on it. That wonky tape hiding the coils looks like a hack job. It reminds me of that kind of attention to detail. I think duct tape might actually look less bad. If open coils is a thing, why didn't anybody at Gibson ever thought of inventing some kind of plastic casing that could be snapped to the bobbins ? Something like a single coil cover with its top cut off. Some people are anal about the tiniest flaw on their prized guitar, but they accept that ? I'm baffled.