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US Patent 2,737,842

Combined Bridge and Tailpiece for Stringed Instruments

The patent below, filed in 1952 and granted in 1956 described a bridge/tailpiece devised by Lester Polfuss (Les Paul's real name) especially for use on the then new Les Paul model guitar. The number is more usually associated with (but legally unrelated to) Gibson's humbucking pickup - these units were regularly marked with patent number 2,737,842. This was actually an attempt to prevent competitors from researching Gibson's new invention - the humbucker patent was actually assigned number 2,896,491.

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