#1
ok so i might buy this guitar

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/msg/1307892575.html

And i was wondering... why are the pickups different than

http://www.imusician.co.uk/acatalog/00064301.jpg

these and

http://fretboardmag.com/images/epiphone-les-paul-56-goldtop.jpg

those.

I asked him and he said he didnt know,
i asked him how much he paid and he told me he bought it off a a friend for 375

any help guys?
#2
First one is the probably the Standard Alnico Classic pickups that come with Epiphone guitars, they are pretty good but the basic Epiphone pickups, and if im not mistaken, they sound somewhat like Gibson 57 pickups, only worse...second one, well, judging by the guitar, contains Alnico II pickups, typical of what SLash used (duh), although I dont really know what theyre special for...third one is P90s, they have more treble, almost like single coils (ok, nothing like single coils, but more treble-ly than humbuckers), kind of the halfway tone meet between single coils and humbuckers
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#3
first of the other goldtops you're linking is(i think, at least) an epiphone slash sig, hence the different pickups. the 56-reissue has(i'm not sure about this either) p90's, like they did in 56(hence reissue). While the one on craigslist is propably just a normal epi goldtop with the regular pickups.
#4
Quote by alexdoabismo
First one is the probably the Standard Alnico Classic pickups that come with Epiphone guitars, they are pretty good but the basic Epiphone pickups, and if im not mistaken, they sound somewhat like Gibson 57 pickups, only worse...second one, well, judging by the guitar, contains Alnico II pickups, typical of what SLash used (duh), although I dont really know what theyre special for...third one is P90s, they have more treble, almost like single coils (ok, nothing like single coils, but more treble-ly than humbuckers), kind of the halfway tone meet between single coils and humbuckers


Thats sounds about right except p90's are single coils, just overwound.
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#5
1st one is the les paul standard goldtop basically it is an overpriced les paul standard with a gold paint job.
2nd is the slash signature with slashes favoured seymour duncan alnico ii.
3rd is the 1956 reissue which is designed to look like the original that was made in 1956.