Tall Cream Butyrate Pickup Rings for Gibson USA Les Paul • CreamTone Classic Collection
Introducing our brand-new tall cream pickup surrounds made specifically for Gibson USA Les Pauls!
While there are several vendors making expensive replicas of the rings from the 50s, we noticed that no one offered top-quality, affordable rings targeted to the Gibson USA market. Until now!
These rings are the correct size and color, but we omitted the small details that drives up the cost of the molds. Details you don't see when the rings are installed on the guitar: The bottom of the rings is blank with no tooling marks. We thought it was the perfect solution!
Made from flexible butyrate in light cream, identical to the shade of the original rings from the late 50s. Look closely at photos of the vintage Bursts and you’ll see that the majority of them have rings that are lighter than their pickguards. (See the second photo, courtesy of Vic DaPra, for an example). For an authentic vintage look, it’s important to duplicate this contrast in shades of cream.
The last photo shows our ring on the right and a Gibson Historic ring on the left for comparison.
Offered in NOS with nickel screws at an unheard-of price for custom-made butyrate rings!