The short magnet dimensions are 2. There were 5 different methods used to date Orville and Orville by Gibson guitars and two factories involved with building them, so I've developed the simple chart below to assist you The Ps, not so much. Often to hide the mounting boss reproduction issues, the bottom of the M69 may be sanded on a belt sander. Note there is no physical difference between cream and black rings other than the color - they are exactly the same though black is far more common as cream rings were only used on Les Pauls and ES guitars and some lapsteels. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Early PAFs also have four brass bobbin attachment screws, instead of steel screws.
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Johnny A. As it was decided that some of these guitars would be equipped with Japanese-made pickups and some with USA-made pickups, they decided to include the post-script "by Gibson" for the models that had pickups of American origin. Many older instruments may have reproduction or other non-original parts, including a non-original finish.