50's Vintage Style Pickup Custom Handwound Model

Vintage Style Pickup for Stratocaster and similar guitars. Individual pickup for bridge position.
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  • Item #: 1383

50's Vintage Style Custom Hand Wound Pickup for Strat  -  This is our top vintage style single coil pickup. It is a custom hand wound accurate reproduction of the vintage pickups of the 1950's. You can choose to have them made to vintage specs or customize many design features to your preferences. When you order, include your email or phone number and we will communicate with you about your requirements and work out your individual options choices. Or just use the Contact Us page to send an inquiry. There is no price increase for any of the available options. You can choose the magnet alloy and winding heat (within some limitations), as well as the usual options of cover colors.  These can be wound for any position, including RWRP middle. All pickup positions use the vintage correct heavy formvar wire that was used up to about 1964, or you can choose the plain enamel wire that was used for about the next ten years after that. These are wound specifically to your order and not kept in stock. Lead times for custom wound pickups can be up to 2-3 weeks.

  • Wound with 42 AWG Heavy Formvar wire or your preference
  • Choose your heat level - subject to bobbin limitations
  • Black Vulcanized Fiber Flatwork - double lacquer dipped (Grey bottom optional)
  • Vintage style cloth covered pushback lead wires, or your choice
  • Beveled .195 diameter Alnico Magnets (.187 diameter optional)
  • Your choice of A5 or A2 magnet alloy or mixed
  • Vintage or Custom magnet stagger pattern (within available magnet sizes)
  • South Magnet Polarity Standard except on RWRP, (North polarity available)
  • Fully wax potted - or your choice of potting
  • Your choice of cover colors from available options
  • Mounting Screws, rubber tubing included, springs optional
  • Full custom shop individual test report and wiring diagrams included
  • Custom made right here in Texas, U.S.A.

The pickup will be hand wound like the factory models were up until about 1965. Outside of that, the rest of the specs can be quite flexible, within the range of materials and techniques that were used by the factory for any given year from the late 50's through the end of the 60's. If you want to specify a year or a tonal goal, we can work from that, or if you don't specify otherwise these will be wound to around 8000 turns which is about the average for the 1954-1959 period. It's almost like being able to go back in time, with a friend at the factory to make one up special just for you. If you are looking for the ultimate in a 1950's reproduction strat pickup, you can probably find a few as good as this, but you won't find any that are better made at any price.

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Price $90.00