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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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 Tele Pickups

By MK from Sterling Heights, Michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, January 04, 2011


I bought these based upon the description on the Stew-Mac website, figuring that if they fell short I could replace them. Well, that will not be happening. I just installed them on my latest project guitar and am extremely satisfied with their performance. Use the recommended wiring. These are great pickups!!

the closest to boutique without the high dollars

By George from Hobart, IN
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 23, 2010


Hello Everyone: I acquired a set of these pickups recently off an auction site for a MIM Fender Mustang Edition Telecaster.

I read the reviews for the pickups on stew mac's website and based on that I purchased them.

The telecaster got rewired to vintage specs with paper in oil capacitors, and correct cts pots.

I plugged the guitar into my Carvin Nomad amplifier and I was blown away, it had that vintage tone without the vintage or boutique price tag.

There is a lot of pickups out there for the telecaster, but too many of them are either over-powering or over-hyped.

These pickups are a great value and they have that vintage tone, you can get some early Jimmy Page tones with these babies, thanks again Stew Mac

Golden Age Tele Pickups

By scottkro from Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I put 'em in a great-feeling Squier tele and it sounds like the top-shelf model. Smooth and mellow at the neck, twangy-not-shrill at the bridge, chimey in the middle. Fantastic!

Golden Age Tele bridge PU.

By Rune S-L from Oslo, Norway
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 01, 2010


I put one of these in a Fender Esquire for my daughter, and was really impressed. Compares favorably with the SD Vintage for Broadcaster pu I have in my Telecaster, and at one third of the price! Fantastic value!!

EXCELLENT! PART 2

By Johnny Harpo from Reno, Nevada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 30, 2010


In my review before, I said that STEWMAC sent me the wrong screws. I emailed them about the problem, and not even 2 hours later they called me explaining that the screws for the neck pickup are to be drilled into the wood not through the pickguard. STEWMAC is excellent in their products, especially these pickups, and they have EXCELLENT customer service! BUY THESE NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Excellent!!!!!!

By Johnny Harpo from Reno, Nevada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, November 15, 2010


Recently bought both of these pickups and installed them into my Mexi Tele, to great success! Such sweet golden delicious tone! Only one problem they sent me the wrong screws for the neck, but i took care of that myself.

Very pleased

By J Stanger from Lakeville,MN
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Used these pickups for a guitar that was hand painted and is going to a charity auction. The quality of the guitar was such that excellent pickups were required. A lower price point was important as well. These pickup filled the bill and then some. Great tones from these. I'm VERY pleased!!

It's Alive!

By ToeKnee from Alpharetta, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 04, 2010


I used these pickups in a restoration of an old Aims Telecaster, circa 1976. They delivered the exact sonics I was looking for! Not too hot (like the DiMarzios I pulled out of the old wreck) and not too dull. Just right! And the attention to detail is fantastic on every aspect of the physical pickup. You will like these.

Pups with a tinkle

By Bert van der Moer from Netherlands
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 30, 2010


I do workshops here building Strats and Teles, however i needed one for my son who plays reggae. So needed good (the guy is critical) and not too expensive pups. These are just that. Very good absolute sense, excellent in bangs for the buck relative sense.

One little issue which is easily remedied. The bridge pickup has rubber placeholders, which isolate the pickup in some way from the rest of the electronics, this caused a terrible noise! Adding a mass-wire from the shielding to the pots (ensure that the bridge hits the shielding!) corrected this. See pic.

Btw, how can you guys deliver stuff to Holland in less than 3 days - that always leaves me slackjawed?

Surprised again

By Ian Saint from New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I've run genuine replacements alongside golden age pickups and as they say "pound for pound" I"ll go for gold every time. They really are that good to me.

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