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

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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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Golden Age Pickups for Tele

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GOOD VALUE

By Pro from Malaysia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Tight and focused tone.Quiet too.I installed this NECK PUP into my TELE copy. At the bridge I put in the GOlden age OVERWOUND..and wired it for coil split.

They work well together.NO regrets.

Good value

By Pro from Malaysia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Used this to mod a TELE copy. The tone it gave is a tight, round and focused. Very sweet tone too! Quieter than the stock PUP.

I have installed many Stew Mac PUP's in my other guitars and they all rock!

Good stuff I say.

By JeffW from Loveland, CO
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 04, 2014


Both the neck and bridge pickups are well worth the moderate price. Bridge is snappy and tight and the neck is smooth leaning towards the darker side of things but I have no plans to change. The two combined sound great and the output is well matched. Classic tones as advertised.

Great sound

By M Jones from Vancouver, BC
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 29, 2014


I put these in my Tele re-build project along with the "Premium Wiring Kit for Telecaster". The sound is strong, very clean (minimal hum for a set of single coils) and close enough to original to please any Tele enthusiast. I rate these pickups very highly, especially considering the price!

affinity tele upgrade

By Drew Leitch from Lewes,De.
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 09, 2014


i put both pickups in my squire affinity, the sound is the best Tele I've ever played. I put them in with the 4 way oak grigsby mod. also awesome.

Pretty Darn good!

By thesultan from Portland,Me
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 28, 2013


Got one of these to throw into bridge position and replace the MIM pickup that was in there. it sparkles nice and looks cool with the string wrapped around the coil. i've never used any vintage tele pickups so i wont make the comparison. but i dont imagine these are that much worse. pickups are not synthesizers and are only made up of a few components. it isnÆt super hard to make a good one if solid construction and good components are implemented. and Golden Age seems to be well versed in both. i donÆt think anyone outside of serious cork sniffers and vintage nuts would be in any way disappointed with these in any way.

Golden Age Tele Pickup Set

By KL from Christchurch, New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 22, 2013


Clear and crisp. I put them in a Tele kit guitar that I modified heavily. Better tuners, custom wiring, killswitch button, compensated saddles, the works. Good pickups were essential and these are just fine.

Neck pickup is incredible

By james147 from New York
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 19, 2013


Neck pickup in my tele died so instead of spending 50 bucks for a rewind (or screw it up myself) i decided to spend 50 bucks on a new pickup and it sounds incredible! this neck pickup is twangy and warm and stratty and full and strong and it sounds really good

not for unwound G's

By philk from tucson
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 01, 2013


These pickups are really nice. The best upgrade for the money I have made. BUT! --- Those of you who, like me, play unwound G strings (slinky), your G string will sound much louder than every other string, due to the raised poles on the D & G on the bridge PU. This is really annoying once you notice it. It is absolutely vintage-correct, of course, since in the fifties no one used slinkies, the G was wound with a much thinner core, hence the magnet required a bump in height and therefore response. Notice the D (relatively thin core) sounds natural, and it's magnet is raised. I pushed the magnet rod down a little bit. OK, I hit it with a hammer. Gently. This pushed the copper plate out and down, threatening the coil's connection to ground. NOT RECOMMENDED! I solved my problem, but it was risky. Maybe Stewmac should make that the G pole a little shorter, and sacrifice vintage-correctness for a better, more even response with the strings everybody uses nowadays.

Average

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.

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