Build your own pickups! This kit has a 1950s-style black plastic bobbin and 1.97" (50mm) polepiece spacing.
Build faithful reproductions of the classic Gibson® single-coil pickups: go for the vintage sound, or wind them your own way for custom tone. Our kits take the guesswork out of pickup-making, with authentic-specification parts and assembly instructions to make the job easy and fun.
Each kit contains:
- Nickel-silver baseplate
- Nickel-plated polepiece screws
- Alnico 5 magnets with threaded steel spacer
- Mounting screws and springs
- Coil lead wires
- Single-conductor braided-shield hookup wire
Matching P-90 Soap-bar Cover is available in cream or black.
About P-90 pickups: The Gibson® team designed the P-90 in 1946. It was their most commonly used pickup until the appearance of the PAF humbucker in the late 1950s. The P-90 is a punchy single-coil with a fat, warm sound and a raw high end response. It's still used by Gibson® on several models. Recently, "boutique" pickup builders have begun making custom versions of the P-90 using black fiber flatwork similar to Fender pickups. This gives a unique but traditional look when the pickups are installed without covers.
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