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New Old Strat Day (1977) Pickup Question

tora tora

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I opened up the 1977 Strat I bought last weekend and took a few pictures. I knew the pick guard and pots were not original and was told that one pickup was a custom shop pickup. Based on the pictures do these all look like custom shop pickups- all exactly the same but have no ID of any kind on them. The nice wire looks to me like custom shop material. They sound great and even if the pickups were original I would have changed them out anyway. The price reflected the none original items. Any thoughts?

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Wilko

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No original pickups there. All custom or aftermarket.

Original would be grey bottoms with numbers stamped and with plastic insulated wire.

These are original pickups and pots from '78:

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Tom Wittrock

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All of the wires are wrong, including those to the pots and switch.
They should be plastic insulated, not cloth.
 
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