Kennedy 1962

Pre CBS, late ’50s, early ’60s Strat 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


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.  Wax potted 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.  

Bridge Pickup Baseplate $5


Add more lows and output to your bridge pickup with this baseplate.  All Kennedy pickups are made with the same number of winds just like the originals, so this baseplate provides a bit more balance between the neck and bridge pickups.


Pickup Aging


Demo of Kennedy Strat pickups with wax potting and no bridge baseplate: