Gibson 57 Classic Vintage NC

PickupThe first humbucker was the PAF by Seth Lover (the PAF gets its name from the "patent applied for" sticker which was stuck on its underside), and this was subsequently found on the legendary Gibson guitars, including Les Paul, SG, ES series, but also in the exotics like Flying V or Explorer. For many guitarists it is still the best: not a screamer - it is much too classy for that - ​​but it can sing like no other pickup. Nowadays even the tough guys prefer to use the PAF in the neck position, because it harmonises so well with a slightly more violent-sounding pickup on the bridge.

  • Humbucker
  • The ultimate reissue of the legendary PAF
  • Clear, bluesy sound to fat, sustain-rich lead sound
  • Nickel cover
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  • Blues Neck
  • RnR Middle
  • Rock Bridge

Further Information

Active No
Wiring 2 Conductor
Output Low
Kappe Yes
Colour Nickel
Position Bridge, Neck

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A personal favorite in humbuckers

TKS, 15.09.2013
Everything else about my Les Paul felt right, but I could not overcome the fact that something seemed to be missing sonically. It felt as if the guitar left something lacking; I needed more dynamics, clarity and punch. So I did as most of us do, I read a ton of stuff on the Internet; websites, forums, blogs, the whole nine yards. One model of pickup that seemed to pop up every now and so often was the Gibson '57 Classic.

Intrigued by the buzz around this pickup, I ordered a normal '57 Classic for the neck position and a '57 Classic Plus for the bridge position.

Wow! What a difference the pickups made. The original pickups were by no means bad, but the '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus provided me with the sound I'd been looking for. The clarity, the dynamics, the punch - everything was there. Now I get creamy leads from my neck pickup for solos and that little extra bite from the bridge pickup for rabid rhythm work. Thanks a lot for a great product!
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Superb sound! My epiphone guitar sounds is now unbelievable

Daniel B. 88, 18.11.2013
Bought this 57 Classic to upgrade my Epiphone ES175.
The result is simply wonderful. The sound on the clean channel of a Fender Pro Champion is simply superb: Rich, heart warming, the sound I was looking for for years.
Also, in my opinion for once, Gibson has positioned the price very reasonably making it very much affordable to anybody.
I simply recommend it as an upgrade to any electric guitar especially for playing the blues or some Jazz.
The upgrade itself is very and is very simple to perform and is at the reach of most normal person.
So do not hesitate to go for it. You will simply not believe the result....
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Colour: Nickel
Gibson 57 Classic Vintage NC
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PickupThe first humbucker was the PAF by Seth Lover (the PAF gets its name from the "patent applied for" sticker which was stuck on its underside), and this was subsequently found on the legendary...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: Low
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
Gibson 57 Classic Vintage GC
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Gibson 57 Classic Vintage GC
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122 €

Original Gibson Humbucker The first humbucker was the PAF by Seth Lover (the PAF gets its name from the "patent applied for" sticker which was stuck on its underside), and this was subsequently...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: Low
  • Kappe: Yes
  • Colour: Gold
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
Gibson 57 Classic Vintage BK
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Gibson 57 Classic Vintage BK
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Original Gibson Humbucker The first humbucker was the PAF by Seth Lover (the PAF gets its name from the "patent applied for" sticker which was stuck on its underside), and this was subsequently...

  • Active: No
  • Wiring: 2 Conductor
  • Output: Low
  • Kappe: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Position: Bridge, Neck
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