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Looks like a P soapbar pickup, except has "staple" poles with adjusting screws next to the poles. More information and pictures of PAF pickups can be seen here.
For many vintage instruments, determining the date of manufacture involves little more than running the serial number through a reference guide. Labels hollowbody models only.
Gibson Serial Numbers, tosolid body models. All models made during WW2.
Non-cutaway models are not nearly as collectible as cutaway Premier models. Guitars with nickel or chrome hardware should have silver caps. Afterheadstocks had uniform thickness.
Gibson Headstock Logos Through The Decades
During this period the Factory Order Number FON consists of a 3 or 4 digit batch number followed by a 1 or 2 digit sequence number usually from 1 to 40, but there were some double and triple batches where the numbers were higher. Orange oval label with number preceded by an "A": The letter preceding the batch number in the FON, and indicates the year of production. P pickup, Alino pickup, Humbucking pickup, "double white" humbucking pickup with metal cover removed.
Orange "union made" label as used from to Year Approx Serial Range, If follows there is a third letter E, it stands for Electric. Switch tip changes from amber to a white color, strap buttons now metal instead of plastic.
Online dating sites islamabad case also often had a hard thin brown plastic handle that cracked very easily. One other exception to the above rules is in late where some Les Paul juniors and specials had a FOUR digit serial no leading year digit. Determining exactly when your Gibson specimen was made can have high stakes attached to it. Please check the fields highlighted in red.