The connecting wires coming off the bobbins are really fragile, and with such a valuable old pickup the last thing I’d want to do is loosen one of them.I decided to leave the braided stub intact and splice a length of new shielded wire onto it.All coils are wound with unique custom wire in both copper and insulation thicknesses to truly capture the originals with no detail spared.
First place winner of the 2013 Canadian PAF Shootout, the PAF-1 Set represents the fat, bold and woody side of the PAF range. Thick and vocal sounding with an extremely harmonically rich and broad midrange, still with the breathy clarity in the very top end of the treble that Re Wind has become well know for.
These pickups are exact replicas of two different 1959 PAFs, both being rather hot examples. Every single turn of all four coils has been painstakingly captured and recreated on a highly precise CNC coil winder setup to lay the wire down with the exact same pattern as the original coils the entire way through.
Push those center wires together, end to end, and solder them.
Keep the solder joint small so you'll be able to slide the cloth insulator over it.
All Re Wind humbuckers are machine wound, unpotted, use rough cast Al Ni Co magnets, 42 AWG plain enamel wire, vintage correct braided shield pushback hookup leads, butyrate bobbins, maple spacers, period-correct alloy metals, the most authentic machined steel keeper bars, threaded baseplates and other materials. The rest of the specifications for this set are determined by the date range selected in the "Headstock Serial Date" dropdown menu.
Choose a nickel or gold finish and select "Lightly Aged" or "Vintage Pulls Series" covers and aging. Not by figures and measured specifications, but by availability and chance. This is how actual PAFs were selected for guitars by Gibson in the 1950's and 1960's.Can you tell me what model this is and how much it is worth today? —Brian Page Left: The mystery ’70s Gibson Les Paul.Upper Right: Starting in 1970, Gibson began stamping “Made in USA” on the back of the headstock.Long ago, somebody (I’ll bet it was Dan) yanked this out of a guitar by snipping the braided lead right next to the pickup.