Golden Age P-90 Pickups

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Golden Age P-90 Pickups

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The classic raw single-coil sound! Two new Golden Age P-90 models carry on the raw sound of early rock and electric blues.

Gibson's beloved vintage single-coils were the workingman's pickups, versatile for practically any playing style. Their raw sound was a driving force behind early rock and electric blues. Our Golden Age P-90s proudly carry on the tradition, with authentic components that faithfully deliver the classic bright tone.

We offer two Golden Age P-90 models to choose from: Our '50s-style Parsons Street™ model is named for the famous Kalamazoo street where the original P-90 was born. It features a black plastic bobbin with old-style enameled unpotted coil wire for the original slightly grittier sound, and is wound to 8.0K ohms. We also offer a modern version with a black fiber flatwork bobbin, wound to 8.7K ohms with wax-potted poly-coated wire for a smoother sound. The flatwork look is sometimes preferred for installations with the covers removed.

Golden Age P-90s are direct replacements in Gibson® Les Paul® Juniors, SG® Juniors, and SG Specials, plus archtop and semi-hollowbody Gibsons made for P-90s. And they're great choices for giving your next custom guitar that raw vintage tone.

Both Golden Age P-90 models share authentic vintage details:
Alnico 5 magnets
AWG42 coil wire
1.97" (50mm) polepiece spacing
Braided single-conductor hookup wire
Original-spec nickel-plated polepiece screws

Black plastic soapbar cover included. More P-90 covers are available separately.

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Upgrading an inexpensive semi-hollowbody with P-90 sound

Erick Coleman installs P-90 soapbar pickups into the dogear pickup frames on an Epiphone Casino. It's an easy upgrade that makes a big difference.


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only one word awesome ok a few more every thing you need in a pickup


Don't hesitate buying these!

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I just put these in a project Tele and I am absolutely blown away at how good these sound!!! I have 6 Telecasters and I now have a new favorite sporting a set of the Parsons Street P-90's


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I replaced some unbranded made-in-China P-90s on an inexpensive guitar that I recently bought with the modern Golden Age P-90s. For the price point, these pick ups greatly exceeded my expectations. The moderns are rather smooth but with low noise; not humbucker quiet, but really quiet compared to an older Gibson SG that I used to have. That said, they growl when I dig in. Great pickups! I will probably try some of the Golden Age humbuckers on a future project.

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