Golden Age Pickups for Tele

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Vintage vibe, great price! Our Tele models feature Alnico 5 polepieces and vintage specifications to take your Telecaster® back half a century!

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Golden Age Pickups for Tele Bridge pickup

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Golden Age Pickups for Tele Neck pickup

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Vintage vibe, great price! Our Tele models feature Alnico 5 polepieces and vintage specifications to take your Telecaster® back half a century!

Get the biting twang that helped forge rock, country and blues.
Golden Age pickups continue to amaze and impress guitarists. They're a great upgrade for guitars with weak or muddy stock pickups, at a great price. Vintage dimensions allow easy installation in standard bodies.

Golden Age Bridge Pickup for Tele
Polepieces: Alnico 5 magnets with north polarity and 2-1/8" (53.97mm) spread. Vintage-spec raised D and G polepieces.
Coil wire: AWG42, wound to 6.5K ohms. Vintage-style white string wrap. Wax-potted.
Flatwork: Bottom thickness .093" (2.38mm), top .062" (1.57mm). Copper-plated steel baseplate for authentic twang.

Golden Age Neck Pickup for Tele
Polepieces: Alnico 5 magnets with south polarity and 1-15/16" (49.21mm) spread.
Coil wire: AWG43, wound to 7.0K ohms for original beefier output. Wax-potted.
Flatwork: .062" (1.57mm) top and bottom thickness.
Cover: '50s-style flat-topped, chrome.
Screws: Vintage-style wood screws for mounting to the bottom of the pickup cavity.

Both models have vintage-style push-back cloth-insulated lead wires, and include compressible height adjustment tubing with mounting screws.


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Golden Age Pickups for Tele Instructions

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Tele pickups.

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By Matt Peterson from Hockley, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 22, 2013


I bought a set of these for my 1st tele build. I was not overly impressed. The neck pickup was muffled and didn't blend well with the bridge pickup. The bridge pickup was edgy without a lot of low end. They had microphonic feedback when pushed with very little overdrive and volume through a very small practice amp. They sounded okay when used with a clean amp setting. They weren't totally bad, just not what I was looking for in a set of pickups. I have bought "similar" pickups that performed better.

Awesome upgrade!!!

By 4EU from QLD, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 18, 2013


I got these to replace some pups in a cheap tele I bought to customise for myself... They were easy to install, were well built and solid, and sound absolutely amazing!!! Definitely worth the tiny price tag :D

Buck Owens Would Be Proud

By J Bo Nash from Selinsgrove, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 06, 2012


I just finshed my Telecaster project guitar and for the instrument I installed Stew Mac Golden Age Telecaster Pickups (Neck and Bridge) All I can say is Buck Owens would be proud of the Tele Twang, what a great vintage sound. I used all Stew Mac parts for the internals and I am so proud of the finished product. Thanks Stew Mac, you make great products.

awesome upgrade

By York Pulled Pork from ME
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I put this pickup in my favorite go-to guitar, a 1996 Mexican Telecaster. I've always loved this guitar and kept it while buying and selling quite a few 'nicer' guitars. This guitar has a humbucker in the neck with a standard Tele bridge pickup. The humbucker was always a tad muddy and bassy, so I decided to put in a Golden Age humbucker, and while at it, why not try a Golden Age bridge? Well, the guitar absolutely sings now. The bridge PU is just so much more dimensional than the stock that I can't believe I waited 16 years to figure it out. It was easily the best $50 I've spent in a long, long time!

Classic vintage sound

By Aussie Matt from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 16, 2012


I have been working on a tele build project for ages and looked at lots of different pickups. I decided on these because if what they claimed turned out to be true, then For the price there is nothing better. I installed these in my tele which was very easy to do and have been absolutely loving them ever since. These are the best vintage sound on the market in my opinion and the price cannot be beat.

If your thinking about buying these then do it, they will not disappoint.

You get what you pay for!

By Robmase from Charlotte, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 28, 2012


I went over budget on my Telecaster project and was hoping to put Lindy Fralin pickups on the guitar. I went for the Golden Age mainly on cost and I would say they are worth the money but will probably be replaced in the future. You can't go wrong with these if your expectations are not high. Clean sound, moderate output, well crafted.

Bang>Buck

By Roybotzo from Buffalo, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 15, 2012


Installed a set of these (as well as the vintage Tele wiring kit with CTS pots and a brass saddled stewmac bridge) into a '94 50's MIJ Tele. What was once a guitar that I had never played and strongly considered selling is now my favorite player. The tone, twang and spank are the real deal. This guitar just sings now and is very difficult to put down.

The real deal!

By Eric Rogers from Troy, New York
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 20, 2012


I wanted to breathe some new life into my Japanese tele and these were the ticket! These pickups are powerful and clear and I can't thank you enough.

golden age pickups

By Colin Freeman from australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 06, 2012


I put together a Stewmac Tele body and neck. It came up great. I compared this with my son's Fender Tele and the Golden Age pickups sound authentic. I'm well pleased with my home constructed Tele. Thanks Stewmac!

Fantastic

By Islandmusic from Wailuku, Hawaii, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 08, 2012


These Golden Age Pick-up brings back the golden years of R&R and installation simple. Thank You and I'll be ordering more items in the near future.

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