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  1. My best guess is these are the Tim Shaw reissue pick-ups. If the output is around 7 to 7.3 that's probably what they are. Welcome to the forum.
  2. I recently bought a 1988 Les Paul Standard and it has pat# pickups in it. The guitar was built on the 13th day of 1988, and my question is, could they be the originals or did all '88's come with bill Lawrence circuit board pu's, or was there some over lap of pickups at the beginning of the year? The soldering looks original to me, and the pickups both have an output about 7.2 ohms. No ink stamps on the bottom plate, just the pat#. Thanks for any insight you might be able to offer.
  3. I find the best way to value a guitar is to search ebay, reverb, and gbase on the internet, and see what they are selling for. That will give you some idea. Also, there are some very knowledgable gibson folks here on the forum that might chime in with more thoughts on the value of the guitar.
  4. I own one of these 335's in lemon burst and couldn't be happier with it. In my playing career (50yrs) I have owned six 335's., including custom shop editions. This lemon burst with the dimarzio's is by far the best playing and sounding one of them all, and it's light weight as well. I would jump on this one. I paid 2750.00 for mine and thought I got a fair deal. By the way, the other 335's that I've owned had either Tim Shaw humbuckers, 57 classic's, or earlier pat. number p/u's. These dimarzio's make for the best sounding 335 I've ever played. And it's so stunning to look at.
  5. When you are playing standing up you have the side fret markers to show you where you are on the fretboard. You don't have to learn how to play without looking. I find that I have better control over the guitar standing up vs seated. By the way, have you ever seen the faces B.B. King makes when bending notes? He feels it down deep and it shows on his face.
  6. Maybe with a broken headstock. The lowest price I've seen is $1,500.00, in used 8.5 condition. I guess I don't know where to look.
  7. Actually most Traditionals are weight relieved. The 2013's are not. The Traditional does not have push/pull coil splits. The Traditional PRO model has the coil splits, as does the Standard. I've never incountered a Traditional that weighed 10.5 pounds. Mine weighs 9.2 lbs. and came from the factory with '57's. Maybe the newest ones are different.
  8. If your pickups are original to the guitar they are most likely Bill Lawrence circuit board humbuckers. Easy to tell by looking at the bottom of the p/u. It looks like a circuit board.
  9. I like to wind the first wrap above the string coming out of the hole on the tuning shaft, and the rest of the wraps below the string. It's always worked well for me. I seriously doubt that it is your tuners slipping.
  10. The only thing that I have found that works is Fiebings black leather dye. You have to be careful not to get it on the binding or other parts as its hard to get off. I would also suggest wearing rubber gloves as it dyes your hands as well. You can buy it from stew-mac and they also show how to use it. In my experience it has turned light rosewood into nice dark rosewood, not black, just very dark. It also works to make ebony more evenly black if it needs it.
  11. The proper original case for a 1990 Les Paul Standard is brown with pink lining and a FUZZY shroud. The case with a fuzzy shroud, (blanket like), was only produced for the 1989 and 1990 model years, from 1991 on the shroud is satin. You can find the '89-90 cases for sale on the internet occasionally, anywhere from $150.00 to $250.00 depending on condition.
  12. I believe that the body dimensions will be the same on either guitar. The necks of course are different between a '60 and a '59 reissues. I have had both and prefer the thinner '60's neck
  13. They make so many different models for the same reason gun manufacturers make so many different calibers. To sell more units.
  14. I agree with Farns. I have a 2008 GO and it ways 9lbs and 1oz. One of my absolute favorite guitars.
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