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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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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Brash and Loud!

By Paul from Ridgecrest, CA 
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Bypassing the tone circuit, the Tele bridge pickup is brash and loud (think Gene Vincent). Through a fixed.1 tone cap, the sound is a soft, deep bass without being muddy. Through a .5 cap and potentiometer tone circuit, you get the early 60's Buck Owens-Don Rich Tele bridge pickup sound I was after. The workmanship is great, and the wiring is easy to solder. You can't buy a better pickup for the money.

quel micro!!!!

By Le Bigot from Bouray/juine FRA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 04, 2014


le micro bridge golden age a transformé ma télécaster .
le son est plus chaud ,les aigus moins nasilliard ,plus précis,rien a voir avec celui d'origine
superbe micro et a un petit prix....vraiment merci stewmac

Great price to tone ratio!

By Jaideep Patel from Malaysia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 24, 2014


I'll be honest: these are NOT the best pickups for a Tele, but they are great for the price. I will be upgrading them down the road, but these are excellent 'gateway' pickups for any Tele that comes out of the factory with sub-par pickups.

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.

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