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.

Ratings & Reviews

Golden Age Pickups for Tele

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Great Value for Traditional Tone

By JSarge from Attleboro, MA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 15, 2011

Installed on a custom tele build and was impressed with clean traditional tone from this pick up. Great price too.

Good pick up,bad wiring diagram

By TomL from Sydney,Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 19, 2011

Excellent sounding pickups.I used them in a Tele kit body and found the bridge pickup too big for my cavity.A quick rout out with my Dremel sorted it out.I found the wires way too long from the pickups.You can afford to bearly halve their length.

my biggest beef is with the wiring diagram in the instructions.The second diagram using the CLR switch does not show the connection from the switch to the volume pot.I wired the pickups according to the switch and had no sound.I checked the Seymour Duncan site for the correct diagram and found the pick ups worked and they kicked ass.

Stewmac needs to correct the wiring diagram urgently.Apart from that an excellent product.

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By Per-Arne from Sweden
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 11, 2011

Wonderful pups!
High output, lovely sounding! I put them on a Squire Affinity and it turned into a real rocker !

Outstanding Pickups...No Outstanding Cost....

By T.Williams from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 29, 2011

Unbelieveable value! I was a bit dubious; after all, $AUS90 for TWO pickups? Something fishy, when I got them, and wired them up, I was prepared for disappointment. Instead, I got a clear, powerful, twangy tone that was complemented by an EMG PS2 booster switch to give one of the best guitar sounds I have ever had.

Without the preamp switch, the pickups sound clear, sassy and very colourful. Don't waste your bucks on the bigger names, get these, you won't regret it.

Tell it like a Telly

By JoeTron from Surrey , British Columbia CAN
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Great sound at an affordable price, but thats been said before. The sound speaks for itself, these are for real!
I installed them on a Triple A grade Clear coated Swamp Ash Tele body with a Maple caped Maple neck, I could go on, but I think I'll just go and play it!

Golden Age  "Tele" Pickups

By Darthxerxes from Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I bought the Tele-style bridge and neck pups. Their 'economy' pricing certainly belies the enormous value of these pickups. I could not be more pleased. My make-shift 'Tele' of basswood w/spalted maple top sounds as good as any Tele I have heard. Extraordinary quality found in Golden Age pickups.

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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.

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