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    Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    Folks,

    While browsing some pictures of the burst at Emerald City Guitars I found that the wiring is actually the wiring that the newer Les Pauls were given. Has anyone ever seen that before? It seems to be original ...


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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    not with my own eyes but (if I do remember correctly) there are some posts on this great forum stating both ways of wiring were used during the 50s so it could be original/factory-spec.

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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    You might contact Forum member Dr. Vintage [Rick Norman] on this subject.
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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    Hi Tom,
    I don't doubt the originality of this wiring, since it is definitely untouched and the parts are all matching. I was just wondering if this happened regularly and if so, was there any sense for that? E.g. brighter sounding guitar = "modern" wiring, other guitars = "57 wiring"?

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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    if you checkout the cavity pics on the Burst Serial website, a good number of them has the "modern" wiring.

    http://burstserial.com/site/

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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    what exactly does "modern wiring" denote?

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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    Always thought that this was the "vintage correct" wiring ...



    Or as here in Jason's diagram http://www.lollarguitars.com/pickup-...ingDiagram.pdf

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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.ChevChelios View Post
    Hi Tom,
    I don't doubt the originality of this wiring, since it is definitely untouched and the parts are all matching. I was just wondering if this happened regularly and if so, was there any sense for that? E.g. brighter sounding guitar = "modern" wiring, other guitars = "57 wiring"?
    That's why I suggested Dr. Vintage.
    I am sure he knows the answers.
    So do others.
    I was just pointing to an answer.
    [I didn't doubt it was original.]
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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    8 1028. Purchased from the original owner. No modifications.



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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    [QUOTE=roadrunner;2423831]8 1028. Purchased from the original owner. No modifications.





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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    It sounds even better than it looks ;)
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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner View Post
    It sounds even better than it looks ;)

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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    If the Modern wiring pieces is true that would mean at least two 'big' myths have been busted in the last 6 months or so. First was that only PIO caps were used until '60s and now that Modern wiring was only used from the '60s.

    Anyone hazard a guess at the percentage using modern wiring?

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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    Quote Originally Posted by Classic View Post
    If the Modern wiring pieces is true that would mean at least two 'big' myths have been busted in the last 6 months or so. First was that only PIO caps were used until '60s and now that Modern wiring was only used from the '60s.Anyone hazard a guess at the percentage using modern wiring?
    I'm sure that was pointed out years ago.
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    Re: Modern Les Paul wiring in untouched 59?

    Quote Originally Posted by TW59 View Post
    I'm sure that was pointed out years ago.
    It would appear neither quote is true.

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