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Hello.

 

I just got a 1982 Gibson Victory MVX that does not have the original pickup in the bridge position. Can anyone tell me the model pickup that was used so I can try to buy one in order to restore this Victory to its former glory?

 

Thanks, WIlly

 

PS The coil splitter switch replacement is a whole other issue I would like to restore as well too.

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Hello.

 

I just got a 1982 Gibson Victory MVX that does not have the original pickup in the bridge position. Can anyone tell me the model pickup that was used so I can try to buy one in order to restore this Victory to its former glory?

 

Thanks, WIlly

 

PS The coil splitter switch replacement is a whole other issue I would like to restore as well too.

 

 

"Seek and ye shall find" :

 

www.ebay.com/itm/1980-1981-Gibson-ZEBRA-Creme-Black-Patent-Number-BRIDGE-Humbucking-Pickup-9-67-/380933861984?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item58b16d7260

 

Regards,

Deryck

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Anyone ever encountered a Victory 12 string? I've got one on the bench now. It's a greenish/gray metallic finish. Has 2 Single Coils and non traditional double coil bridge pickup. Has volume/tone and 3 mini toggles. Tune-a-matic bridge with hook style tailpiece. Set neck, Les Paul style pickguard (albeit smaller), Grover Tuners, silkscreened "Original Gibson Prototype" on back of headstock, headstock is the open-book style. Serial #82615510.

If anyone has any info, let me know.

 

Thanks in advance...

 

Scott Eivins

A&Z Guitar Repair

197 Femmer DR

Eolia, MO 63344

azguitarrepair-evh AT yahoo.com

 

I know it's a bit late, but it looks as though it's a Q Series 4000. They were made from left over Victory bodies apparently and one has just come up on ebay in a pewter finish, also marked "Prototype"; it explains the non-Victory pickups. Link:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271666148178?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Regards,

Deryck

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Well,,

 

I guess we were over due for a thread resurrection, after all Easter was just a short time ago.

 

LOL!

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This is Roy's, don't know where it is on display.

 

 

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Bob

I never knew there was a Victory guitar but if Roy liked them , They have to be good

 

4H

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In '88 when i was 14 years old i bought my first Gibson. A Custom Shop(stamped on the back of the headstock) Q-100. The same body as the Victory, but a different headstock(like The U2-model at the same time). It had one humbucker. A Dirty Fingers pickup. A Nashville bridge and a stoptail. I have never ever seen the same guitar since. Not even on the web. A friend of mind bought it from me in '92 and has it still. Cool guitar.

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Hi there everyone I'm new to the board and I believe that I own one of the holy grails of these guitars I have a victory mvx made in late 1980 it's stamped original Gibson prototype and the serial number is 07 it's also an unusual tobacco burst finish it's the original color the guitar is completely original and I love it I got it from a pawn shop in San Francisco in 1992 and I only paid $240 for it I would love to hear from other victory owners and hear all your victory stories I'm sad this guitar never caught on I'm always asked at gigs is it really a Gibson? Anyway I hope to hear from my fellow victory owners later all

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Hi all,

I am new here and have recently acquired a well worn, sunburst Gibson MVX 3 pick up model.

Sadly, all pickups have been replaced and are not even fitted correctly. The guitar, in its current state is unplayable as one pickup just sits loose and is not even fixed to the body correctly.

I would like to replace all three with something which looks and hopefully sounds as near to the original as possible.

The original pickups seems to be cream/black humbuckers with a cream stacked humbucker in the middle position.

Can anyone advise me please what would be an appropriate replacement for what is currently on the guitar.

Thank you very much

Ray

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On 8/24/2019 at 7:59 AM, Ray Guselli said:

Hi all,

I am new here and have recently acquired a well worn, sunburst Gibson MVX 3 pick up model.

Sadly, all pickups have been replaced and are not even fitted correctly. The guitar, in its current state is unplayable as one pickup just sits loose and is not even fixed to the body correctly.

I would like to replace all three with something which looks and hopefully sounds as near to the original as possible.

The original pickups seems to be cream/black humbuckers with a cream stacked humbucker in the middle position.

Can anyone advise me please what would be an appropriate replacement for what is currently on the guitar.

Thank you very much

Ray


Just wondered if there was any thoughts about replacement pick up please?

Thank you

Ray

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