Handmade American Pickups

Planet Tone features boutique handcrafted American pickups. Each pickup is carefully handmade to order by expert craftsman in Commerce City, Colorado, USA.


Premium Humbuckers

Hand crafted to yield the finest American tone. Our humbuckers are perfectly matched and offer our signature Prestige warm tone.

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American Single Coils

Made to offer the iconic and signature tone Strat® and Tele® guitars are known for. No matter your prefered pickup, you are guaranteed the best in tone.

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Precision Crafted P90s

Our pickups are crafted to growl like a high quality P90 should. Thick, meaty tone that is clear, warm and hi - fidelity. Simpy unparalleled.

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Custom Pickguards

You dream it, we make it. Expert soldered American made loaded prewired pickguards, fully custom to your specifications.

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The Planet Tone Difference

Re-Defining Boutique Pickups

Our Mission

Our mission: To create pickups that offer the best tone possible at a price that is real and practical. Period. From our humble beginnings in a small shop, we have evolved to deliver great tone to some of the finest artists in the industry today.

High-End Boutique Pickups

Our goal has always been to make a pickup that is the best available on the market today in craftsmanship, tonal quality and value. You can clearly hear, even feel the difference. Professional fidelity, no compromising – Warmth, purity and clarity with every note.

Real World Prices

We know what it takes to make a superb sounding set of pickups. A set that has tone second to none. We also know the cost of the parts. We use the same parts, same vintage copper wire, same cloth leads and same nickel baseplates and covers as “well known” winders but deliver an exceptional pickup at a price that is real and practical.

Superior Winding Techniques

While other winders struggle to deliver warmth, our precision hand winding techniques yield a tone that is superior in every way. No muddiness, just pure clarity. No compression, just a beatiful open dynamic pickup. In addition, you can guarantee your pickups are wound by the same person every time. Not production or made by some inexperienced winder, you get a professional and personal touch, custom for you, with every order.

Real World Results

We work with some of the best touring artists in the world. Our pickups have to deliver. No excuses. The same custom touch we give to our professional artists is given to all musicians at Planet Tone. Your pickup quality matters!

Handmade Engineered Tone

Every pickup is handmade and tested. No pickup of mediocre quality is ever sent. You are guaranteed a quality precision American made pickup that has been engineered to deliver exceptional tone to the most discerning and sophisticated ear.

Proud of our Pickups, Not our Name

Our emphasis is entirely on tone. We don’t market our name, we make pickups. We sell the best tone period at a price that no one can compete with. Compare our quality to anyone and you’ll find very quickly you’ll have to pay more elsewhere – either for name or, unfortunately, greed. No gimmicks, pure high end professional tone.

100% Handmade in America

Each Planet Tone pickup is made by hand in America. Your pickup is personally made to order, not rushed or made by a team. Each pickup is given the care and meticulous attention to detail to yield the best pickup at any price. We ensure that your pickup is crafted to yield accurate and consistent outputs with complimenting professional tone at each position. You are guaranteed our best every time, with every pickup we uniquely craft.

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1959 Overwound for Strat®

Handmade for incredible warm vintage tone. Clear and dynamic with a very desirable meaty response. A touch more mids than a true vintage set, but just as rich and vibrant. Incredible top end chime and clarity with a tight low end punch. Great for blues, rock and country.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Where are your pickups made?

Planet Tone pickups are all custom handmade to order in our shop here just outside Denver in Commerce City, Colorado, USA. We make all pickups to order. Takes a little longer but it is so worth it!

Planet Tone: Boutique or Production?

100% Boutique. All pickups are hand made to order in our shop, right here below the Rockies, just outside Denver, in the good ol’ USA. We use the premium high end components – fiber bobbins, nickel baseplates, cloth wire, alnico magnets and so much more – to ensure the best tone possible at a price that is shockingly real.

Do you ship worldwide?

Yes, we ship to all locations worldwide. For larger orders, request a custom shipping quote.

Do you make custom pickups?

Yes! Have a unique tone or configuration in mind? Contact us, and we will bring your special creation to reality!

What is the best way to choose a pickup?

So many choices! So many tones! We can help guide you to pick out the best tone possible for your playing style. Send us an email or call today!

How long does it take to get my pickups?

Since all pickups are custom and made to order, a typical set of pickups takes about 2 weeks but can vary with demand and size of order. If your order has not been shipped out in 4 weeks, please send us an email to check on the status of your order.

Do you offer dealer or builder discounts?

Yes! If you are you a parts dealer or a guitar builder, we would love to work with your company. We offer extremely aggressive pricing for boutique pickups. Send us an email or message us today!

Are you ready to experience tone?

Tired of your stock pickups? Or perhaps you are not satisfied with your current tone. Let us provide you with the best tone possible. Call or email today.

Planet Tone News

The latest tone tips, product news and info about our artists.

The Specs of Pickups Most Likely Used By Jimi Hendrix

Fan of Jimi Hendrix? Chances are you love his Stratocaster® tone! While, it is true Hendrix played other instruments – like a flying V – his go-to axe was clearly a Strat®. In his day, Hendrix went through a countless number of Stratocasters. Whether he burned them, smashed them or collected them, Hendrix had plenty […]

Planet Tone welcomes TTM Guitars

Planet Tone welcomes TTM Guitars to our family of builders! Makers of innovative and retro shred style guitars, TTM has been making guitars for over 20 years. Distributed worldwide, TTM has established itself with attractive guitars and an amazing roster of artists. In addition, TTM has common ties with Planet Tone with guitar greats Phoenix […]

Catching up with Scott Abene of TSK & Flight

Prog Rock is alive and well thanks to guitarists like Scott Abene! Planet Tone has been fortunate to work with amazing talent through the years and one of those gems, no doubt, is Mr. Abene. Not only is he incredibly fun to chat with, he is a wealth knowledge, not just in music, and comes […]

Tone Tips: Balancing The Output of Your Pickups

One of the questions we receive frequently is people wanting to know why one pickup sounds louder than another. You know, imbalanced pickup volumes. Perhaps you’ve experienced it or are dealing with it now. Some guitars have a pickup slightly imbalanced. The neck, middle or bridge pickups simply sounds louder than the rest. Or opposite, […]

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