For the first few years of their production, Gibsonâ€™s famous â€œPatent Applied Forâ€ÂÂ humbuckers were wound using imprecise machines, resulting in pickups with slightly different output and tone. They were â€“ and remain today â€“ as very desirable to players who want to mix and match and explore a complete spectrum of tonal possibilities. The â€™57 Classic vintage style humbucker is the result of Gibsonâ€™s drive to capture and recreate this renowned characteristic. Introduced in 1990, the â€™57 Classic provides warm, full tone with a balanced response, packing that classic Gibson PAF humbucker crunch. They are made to the exact same specs as the original PAFs, including Alnico II magnets, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers, and vintage-style, two-conductor braided wiring. The pickups are also wax potted to remove all internal air space and any chance of microphonic feedback.
Magnet:Â Alnico II
Wiring:Â 2-Conductor (Also availble in Quick Connectâ„¢)
Details:Â Vintage Vibes with rich, warm tones and balanced coils.