Alnico 5 magnets give that classic tone. AWG42 coils are wound on black or zebra bobbins, fabric-taped, mounted on a brass baseplate, and wax-potted. The output wire is 4-conductor plus ground, for versatile custom coil-tapping.
Also available with nickel or gold covers. See below for options. Save on neck and bridge sets!
Inspired by legendary pickups of the '50s. For authentic classic tone, Golden Age humbuckers feature Alnico 5 magnets and AWG42 coil wire as used in the originals, plus wax-potted coils for microphonic suppression.
The output wire is 4-conductor plus ground, allowing versatile custom coil-tapping, series/parallel, and phase switching options to expand your sound. Wiring diagrams and vintage dimensions make installation in most humbucker-equipped guitars easy.
9.0K ohms, 2.015" polepiece spread
8.0K ohms, 1.97" polepiece spread
All models have black or black/cream (zebra) bobbins with fabric-taped coils on a brass baseplate. Mounting screws, springs and wiring diagrams are included.
Color-matching Cream Parts and Bindings There have always been slight variations in the color of the cream plastic parts used on Gibson and other guitars. It's not uncommon to see brand new and vintage guitars with bindings, pickup rings, toggle switch rings and pickguards that don't perfectly match in color. We do our best to match all our cream products, but there's no absolute control from batch to batch, or from supplier to supplier.