weaselboy said:With all due respect to accuracy buffs, I don't give a shit about whether the pots are to the exact specs of an original burst, etc. All I want is a good looking, great playing guitar. I am asking this because I saw one at Marks Guitar Loft's site and it really caught my eye. $2200 though... A lot of bread to shell out for a sort of dodgy guitar... Looks damn cool though. By the way Heritage 80, that's a nice git fiddle you got yisself there. Anyhow, what would be the maximum amount of currency that you guys would forfiet for one of these little honeys? Thanks.
I'd try doing a forum search on "Shaw", and seeing what comes up--there have been several threads on them.leoslespaul said:Does anyone have any pics of the "Shaw" pick-ups or can describe them? I've got a set of zebra's that came in my Leo's that sound like they may be these-Thanks
I like the sound quite a bit, but I had no idea they were anything special until reading about Tim Shaw in the Forum. It's amazing--I have the Gibson catalog from the year I bought my guitar, and there's nothing about the Shaw PAFs at all, which to me is really inept marketing. They should have been playing up the story, how they're more like vintage PAFs than the previous T-top design, etc.Heritage 80 said:I'm fairly sure that if your Custom's pups have the thin silver Patent Applied For sticker on the side, they're Shaws. I've read the story on Tim Shaw, who I believe headed Gibson's R&D Dept. in the late 70's/early 80's. He was commisioned to make a PAF replica for the Heritage series, but was under some pretty heavy duty budget constraints. The coating on the wire for the windings differed, and some other cosmetic things were off, but all in all many people think that Mr. Shaw did a very good job. I know I do! spin