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

Bridge pickup

Item # 5410
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Golden Age Pickups for Tele Neck pickup

Neck pickup

Item # 5411
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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.

Product Instructions

Golden Age Pickups for Tele Instructions

Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Tele pickups.

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Golden Age Pickups for Tele

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By Schwagdog from Pennsylvania
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 19, 2011

Great for the vintage sound, crisp, and you cannot get more "surf sounding" than these. I will add the volume mod soon because the neck pick-up looses high frequency fast as you turn it down.

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By Schwagdog from Pennsylvania
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 26, 2011

WOW. Simply Wow. I owned a Tele (60's) in the 70's. Traded, with cash in for a double neck... wouldn't have done it today. I used these Golden Age pick-ups for a '51 build. There are no other options. As accurate as humanly possible. Tried them out through an Ampeg VT-40 and a THD 30 watt Bi-Vavle... out of this world.

Golden Age Tele Neck in Affinty Squire Tele Specia BS

By Bob Scott from North Louisiana
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 19, 2011

I use the neck pickup a lot and the original pickup was weak and unbalanced with the bridge PU that I liked, so I got this one. The only problem I had with mounting was stu mac sent some long mounting screws!! If I used those screws they would have gone all the way through the body and sticking out the back. I ended up using the old mounting screws. Latter stu mac sent me some shorter screws in another shipment. I guess they realized the problem!? The pickup sounds fine and fulfilled all my hopes and expectations.

With the 7K Ohm with the height set up within 1/8" of strings, I got the volume, tone and balance I was looking for. Good pickup stu mac, you just need to get your hardware straight!

A rookie's perceptive

By Tom Wright from Big Rapids
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 22, 2011

I just finished my first guitar, a somewhat atypical Tele style with basswood body, figured maple topwood, and cherry neck, and with not a little trepidation I strung it up and tried out the Golden Age pickups. Being a rank amateur I tried not to expect much. Was I ever shocked when the sound coming out of that instrument exceeded any guitar I have ever played anywhere! I give all the credit to the Golden Age Pickups. No better bargain anywhere I think. Powerful, clean, spanky sound and so quiet with the copper shielding.

I know you supply the professionals but we rookies really appreciate the extra information and wiring diagrams you supply also. I think that I am hooked now.

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

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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!!


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!!!!!!!!!!


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.

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