1957 Humbucker

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)


Custom USA Handmade!
Made to your order!
ound for that 1957 warmth, clarity and tone!
Humbuckers begin at $65 each
Choose Neck, Bridge or add both for a Custom Calibrated Set


6 or 7 String Humbucker * 

Pickup Position * 

Humbucker Color * 

Note: 7 string comes in black only

Screw / Slug Color * 

Humbucker Lead Type * 

Bridge Pickup Spacing * 

Gibson 50 mm spacing is standard. Choose “F spaced” if your tremolo or bridge is 52-53mm.

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Our version of the classic PAF-type pickup. Wound with the right balance of highs, mids and bass response using period correct materials, including wire type, magnet, and spacing.

The neck is wound to just under 8k to provide the quintessential 50s tone. The Alnico II magnet ensures the right response and lasting vintage sustain for your instrument.

We use period correct plain enamel wire, just like Gibson used during this period and do not compromise on any detail to achieve 50s period-correct construction, quality, and tone.

Available in neck or bridge position.


  • Plain enamel wire
  • Alnico II magnets
  • All mounting hardware included
  • Neck Output Approx 7.9K
  • Bridge Output Approx 8.1K
  • Wax Potted

Sound Bytes

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Additional information

Weight .5 lbs

12 reviews for 1957 Humbucker

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bailey Custom Guitars (verified owner)

    Ordered one of the ’57’s to accompany a single coil. And the pickup wasn’t just well made. It was amazing in tone. Communication was outstanding. And delivery times were amazing fast.

    I have added this to my section for custom instruments. Look forward to more of these.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christopher Rich (verified owner)

    Thanks guys. Love the tone of these pups, particularly the Classic 50’s humbuckers. Output is just right and they really take well to my Fuchs ODS amp. They stay warm across the volume spectrum and overall are very musical. I like the Custom for Tele as well though I am having some problems with that guitar so I’m not ready to give it full eval, but initial impressions are that its a very transparent and true hot tele sound. Much better than the FCS Texas Special I had in there. Keep up the good work!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ronen Elkarif

    Clear vintage tone very balanced humbucker for those who looking for old school clean and driven sound this humbucker is just for you

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Morgan B. (verified owner)

    Great pickups. Tremendous clarity. Neck and bridge are both well balanced and compliment each other nicely. I can do metal, rock, blues, jazz, real country and praise all with these. Definitely worth the wait. Won’t be my last set of Planet Tone pup’s.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Masakazu (verified owner)

    It is wonderful to attach to SG.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Erdman (verified owner)

    Low output goodness. They sound really really good

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christopher Cordova (verified owner)

    Clarity is ridiculously good. Great mid punch

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ronen E. (verified owner)

    Super clean and vintage tone highly recommended

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Todd Myrah (verified owner)

    Jose at Planet Tone continually comes through for me. Another awesome pickup that makes playing so much fun. Thanks again!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian C. (verified owner)

    I’ve been playing for over 45 years and have cycled through over a hundred guitars. This is one of the very best sounding humbuckers ive ever had. Perfect balance – not so hot that sustain is compromised. It really sings.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracy Michael (verified owner)

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Williams (verified owner)

    This is PAF, simple as that.

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