pre-CBS, late ’50s, early ’60s Stratocaster pickups

  • scatterwound Formvar wire
  • 7900 turns per coil
  • hand-weakened alnico 5 poles
  • bluesy tone, scooped mids
  • cloth-covered leads
  • black vulcanized flatwork
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free shipping to Lower 48

$85 each


cover color
wax potting?


Inspired by the era of Stratocaster pickups made before the CBS takeover in 1965, these pickups have a warm and bluesy tone with clear, sparkling highs and beautiful, round lows.  Aggressive scooped mids.  A few more turns than the “Nixon” set gives these a bit more volume.  Hand-weakened and beveled magnets are warm and sweet, like a naturally aged pickup.  Scatterwound with vintage correct Formvar wire with 7,900 turns.  Vulcanized flatwork and cloth covered leads complete the package.  Opt for wax potting for fewer microphonics.  RW/RP middle pickup for hum-canceling in 2 and 4.


All of my pickups are made to your custom specs.  Please allow two weeks after ordering for your pickups to be delivered.  

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