Gibson PAF Humbucker Pickups

Here's a pair of actual Gibson PAF humbuckers from somewhere between 1960 and 1962.
Gibson made PAFs until 1964. How can you tell that this is an authentic PAF?

1. There is no "T" on the top of the bobbins. The "T" was for the assemblers and designated
the TOP of the bobbin. You can see this in the Bobbin & Wire View picture below.

2. You can look into the square holes directly to the right of the right-most pole screw and see
the bright red Hudson Wire Company wire. You can also see this in the Bobbin & Wire View
picture below.

3. The "Patent Applied For" stickers on the bottom of the pickup assembly.

4. When you put it in your axe and play, you'll know.

Unfortunately, the stickers on these pickups have fallen off. You can see the glue shape residue
in the PAF Sticker Residue picture below where the numbers are placed. Both of these pickups
have had the original Gibson braided shield lead wire replaced with RGB insulated cable. The
stock pickup covers have been removed to confirm number 1 & 2 above.

Both of these PAFs come with the stock chrome covers, mounting rings and hardware shown in
the above picture, and are ready to install.

The DCR of #1 (probably used in the bridge position) is 7.37Kohm with 7" of lead.

The DCR of #2 (probably used in the neck position) is 7.45Kohm with 9" of lead.

A steal at $250 each or $450 for the pair, U.S. or APO shipping included.

Bobbin & Wire View


PAF Sticker Residue View