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Gibson releases exclusive new 'historic' PAF: 1959 Humbucker Collector’s Edition Series 1

jb_abides

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Gibson goes 'Double Vintage White' with the 1959 Humbucker Collector’s Edition Series 1

$999 a set... but you get a little Lifton, and 59 serial numbering... :cool:

The Most Accurate Recreations of the Legendary Patent Applied For Humbucker Pickups Ever Made

Gibson’s original “Patent Applied For” humbucker™ pickups from the 1950s are considered the holy grail of humbucking pickup tone. They have been highly influential, with many imitations. The originals are some of the most highly valued vintage pickups on the used market – when you can find someone willing to part with theirs. Using a combination of 3D scanning, scientific analysis, reverse engineering of original examples from the late 1950s, and specifications from the Gibson archives, the Gibson Pickup Shop has developed the most accurate recreations of these acclaimed pickups ever made. Packaged in a high-quality Lifton™ presentation case, this set features double Vintage White butyrate bobbins, Alnico 4 roughcast magnets, and vintage-accurate nickel covers.

These exceptional pickups will be limited to only 1,000 sets, each individually serialized with 1959-style numbering.
  • Position: Both (Set of Two)
  • Magnets: Alnico 4
  • Wiring: 2-Conductor
  • Cover: True Historic Nickel
  • Double Vintage White Butyrate Bobbins
  • Unpotted
  • Average DC Resistance: 8.6k (Treble), 7.7k (Rhythm)
  • 42 AWG plain enamel wire
  • Each individually serialized with 1959-style numbering
  • Details: The most historically accurate Patent Applied For replica ever made, with unbalanced coils, and a sweet, woody, loud, and present tone.
 
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Wizard1183

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I’m curious and emailed them 2 questions.

1) what guitars produced have these types in them?

2) what’s the difference between these and Series 2? Because I’d imagine Series 2 is either the same making Seriea 1 less valuable OR Series 2 will be something different and at a lesser value to start.
 

GibsonGuy

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I’m curious and emailed them 2 questions.

1) what guitars produced have these types in them?

2) what’s the difference between these and Series 2? Because I’d imagine Series 2 is either the same making Seriea 1 less valuable OR Series 2 will be something different and at a lesser value to start.
1 - none at this time - these are exclusive to this set...
2 - no details to release about what the next series of Collector's Edition pickups will be :)
 
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Wizard1183

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Wonder if Gibson is actually using Plain enamel wire or are they still just using dyed poly? There is a Pickup winder that exposed the CB's using poly and ever since i do not trust Gibson.
Gibson will get $1mil selling these 1000 pups then turn around sell Series 2 for half the price and will be the exact same pickups. Thank you suckers.

And you buy these, I guess you just throw your custom buckers in trash since they’re worthless according to Gibson introducing these? ?
 

jwalker

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I want a set! I'm already getting people emailing ThroBak about them. I need a pair so I can accurately answer customer questions about how these compare to ThroBak P.A.F. repros. I think it is a plus for any pickup maker in this price range. They will bring awareness and invite comparison in this price range.

My understanding is Gibson is using plain enamel wire for these pickups and there are parts that are unique to this set.
 
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Wizard1183

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I want a set! I'm already getting people emailing ThroBak about them. I need a pair so I can accurately answer customer questions about how these compare to ThroBak P.A.F. repros. I think it is a plus for any pickup maker in this price range. They will bring awareness and invite comparison in this price range.

My understanding is Gibson is using plain enamel wire for these pickups and there are parts that are unique to this set.
Throwback has to buy a set in order to answer anything so why contact them when they just hit the market?
 

jb_abides

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I want a set! I'm already getting people emailing ThroBak about them. I need a pair so I can accurately answer customer questions about how these compare to ThroBak P.A.F. repros. I think it is a plus for any pickup maker in this price range. They will bring awareness and invite comparison in this price range.

My understanding is Gibson is using plain enamel wire for these pickups and there are parts that are unique to this set.

Hey Jon, if you don't mind... maybe post your observations back here so folks can digest...?

Thanks!
 
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