This is the "narrow" spaced version as found in a Byrdland or ES-350T
They sound function perfectly in the neck position of a Les Paul or 335.
This one reads in at 8.08k and makes a phenomenal neck pickup....
These early nickel covered/gold plated... "Patent Applied For" PAF
Most the gold has worn off. I played this pickup in the L5 1959 Axe.. UN FREAKING REAL DEAL. Tone,Vibe,Just took you back to the REAL DEAL Guitar Tones, FROM Back in the Day Old School!!!!
Ok, the last 3 pictures I took the narrow spacing PAF and put it on 2 Les Pauls to show you it is Great for Neck Pickup. The differences in pole spacing from reg to narrow is narrow is 1-13/16" from E to E pole. Reg space is 1-15/16".. SAME exact size as a Humbucker Gibson Pickup.
A Les Paul string width is narrower at neck pickup... compared to bridge.. Go ahead go look at one of your Gibson Les Pauls. I did my best to show this with last 3 pictures.. You will not be disappointed... Yes someone other owner scratched in his name dated 1986 on underside.. No big deal.. Play it!
Note that narrow spaced pickups work great in a Les Paul. The total spacing is only 1/8" less than standard and divided among six strings. It has no effect on tone and is cosmetically unnoticeable unless you are really looking for it.