Greetings from beyond, I'm new here and this is my first thread. As you can see from my avatar I own a '70 SG that has most of the mods that Buck had done to his '69, I was curious if the pickups in his SG were the original "T-Tops" with the covers removed or aftermarket replacements. Thought somebody might be able to shed some light on the subject
The most obvious would be that it is refinished in white and it has had the lyre vibrato replaced with a stop tailpiece, it has Grover tuners and the original witch hat knobs were replaced with the silver cap top hat knobs. When I bought it, it had a white angel wing pickguard and some screwed up Fender humbucker and a DiMarzio so the mods I've done were actually restoration to the period correct pickguard and reproduction t-top pickups and a black switch tip
Thanks luxexterior, it is a really nice guitar although I'm not a big fan of the "baseball bat" neck profiles, I had the frets filed on it not too long ago and now it plays like a Les Paul (fretless wonder) custom, so it plays fast and has enough meat left on the frets to be able to do effortless bends, just perfect for playing those BOC classics. I know that Buck preformed modifications or had them preformed on his SG but besides the obvious, there is no information on the not-so-obvious.
When you say "reproduction t-top pickups", what pickups are you referring to? Who makes 'em? Gibson?Or are you talking aftermarket PUPs? As far as I know, those are hard to find & yes they sounded glorious.
These are reproduction T-Tops from Brandonwound, really nice pick-ups and the bobbins have the "t" molded on to it. I heard somewhere that he acquired the bobbin mold from Gibson but who knows if that is true or not. I also purchased one of his Dirty Fingers reproductions for my double neck, I'm happy with his products but I'm not sure how they stack up to other repro's, I'm not wealthy enough to buy pickups for side by side comparison. brandonwoundpickups.com/product/ttop-humbuckers/