#1
Hey guys,
A few years ago I acquired some vintage Gibson humbuckers, a friend gave them to me and they came from a vintage Gibson SG, I didnt take any notice of what type of SG or how old it was or anything like that.
Im now looking at selling these cus I dont really play guitar anymore and theyre just sitting there in my guitar which I dont play and I figured if I could sell them and make some money then I probably should.

So I was wondering how much you guys think I could get for them? I know I havent really given much information and I will upload some pictures if that helps too. Also, I had to go to a specialist guitar shop to buy the screws to fit them into my guitar because they are old (I cant remember the details but apparently the standard screw size changed or something?) anyways yeah. If someone could give me some help then that would be great!

Thanks!
#2
Do they have a PAF sticker on the back?
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#3
we're at least gonna need pics. but it will be a bit hard to come up with a real value without knowing what kinda SG it really came out of.
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#5
that 'gibson usa' logo will be the main factor that dates it. i can't find how long they have been using it, but i don't think they have been using much long than the 80's.

those pups won't be worth much, maybe 100 or 150 for the pair at most.
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#7
Quote by AcousticMirror
hmm those aren't gonna be that vintage. you know the year of the sg?


I have no idea at all, they look quite old and worn though so im guessing it wouldve been fairly old?
#8
Just because it looks worn doesnt mean they'll be old. Remember some people dont take as much care in their instruments as others, which could've resulted in the worn look.
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#9
They're not PAFs and they're not T-tops, which means they're probably not any more desirable than a recent set of Gibson pickups.
#10
Quote by Roc8995
They're not PAFs and they're not T-tops, which means they're probably not any more desirable than a recent set of Gibson pickups that somebody left out on the lawn over the winter.

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#11
Yeh, rusty polepieces does not indicate vintage pickups, I sweat buckets on stage, meaning the metal hardware on my guitars can look quite corroded after only a few months of use, especially if I don't bother wiping the instrument down after gigging it.
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Last edited by jukejointjohnny at Jul 7, 2011,
#12
The Gibson logo style is the same style as on the Gibsons 'Chainsaw' guitar cases of the 1980's.

This leads me to think these pickups are nothing other than some old DirtyFingers, nothing special or valuable.

Early 1980's: T-Tops.
Mid 1980's: DirtyFingers, Tim Shaw, Original Humbuckers
In 1988, there were the Bill Lawrence circuit board pickups. Those only lasted a year and were gone in 1989.

In the 80's, Gibson also used a humbucker with no specific name, or model number. These were gone by the name of "Original Humbucker".
Gear:
-Gibson Les Paul Studio Cherry Sunburst w/ Alnico Pro II
-1960 Yamaha Orange Sticker Acoustic
-Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Blackstar HT-5RH
Last edited by IdntNedUrCvlWar at Jul 7, 2011,
#13
definitely 80s pups and in rather poor shape. don't expect to get much for them as they aren't really vintage.
#14
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If they turn out to be Tim Shaws, they can be worth $300-$400 a set.
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-Gibson Les Paul Studio Cherry Sunburst w/ Alnico Pro II
-1960 Yamaha Orange Sticker Acoustic
-Marshall JCM2000 DSL 401
-Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
-Blackstar HT-5RH
#16
They are probably mid 80's pickups. "Vintage" is a relative word. I don't consider them vintage like a pair of 50' or 60's humbucker's and these look so rusted I wouldn't buy them myself either way. Someone will I'm sure.
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Last edited by Rickholly74 at Nov 24, 2015,
#17
I avoid rusted-looking pickups. You never know what's happened to the coil wires.

Sweat that finds its way into coil wires can often locate micro-holes in the enamel insulation. At that point, the copper wire can begin to corrode, producing expanding crystals that can poke further holes out of the coil wire and into the insulation of the wire next door. The result is an increasing number of tiny shorts in the pickup that can eventually ruin it.
#18
Quote by pmepiphone1
would this be a Tim Shaw ?

based on the date i'd be inclined to say yes.
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