The Gibson PAF pickups up famed due to their function during the golden era’s of classic rock. If you see a great guitar player playing a Les Paul then generally speaking its a late 50’s model with PAF pickups (not you Zakk Wyled … sit back down).
There are many interesting factors to the traditional PAF pickups though which pickup connoisseurs would debate for hours on end however to summarise, all PAF’s were hand wound and the winds were counted by the person winding … so some are indeed over wound and some are underwound. As the years progressed Gibson made slight changes to the design so in fact this set of ’59’s would be slightly hotter” than a set from ’58. There are also questions about material availability at different times of certain years which are almost impossible to to prove over 60 years later.
The set we have demoed here is an all original 1959 set
|Alloy Type||Alnico 2|
|Wire Type||42 AWG|
|Signal Leads||Vintage Correct Braided Shield|
|Insulation Type||Plain Enamel|
|Based on an era?||'50s|