1959 Special Humbucker

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


Handmade in the USA to order!!
Wound for that incredible 1959 tone!!
Handcrafted 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.

SKU: PT-HB-1959 Category: Tags: , , , , , , , ,


There are certain years that have captivated guitar players because of their cherished tone and the year 1959 is certainly one of them! Whether single coil or humbucker, the 1959 pickup has been sought after as one of the most recognized for its majestic vintage tone. We have made every researchable effort to replicate this magic pickup and make it one of the best on the market!

Constructed of period correct materials right down to the maple spacers, this pickup delivers! The tone is unapproachable and will easily captivate your ears with that amazing balance of highs, mids and bass response yielding unprecedented vintage tone. The pickup is made with enamel wire and alnico II magnets, to give a tone just like back in the day.

The alnico II magnets ensure long lasting sustain as today’s hotter magnets can rob that cherished characteristic. The enamel wire delivers that vintage bite your instrument will love you for.


  • Enamel wire
  • Alnico II magnets
  • All mounting hardware included
  • Neck Output Approx 8.1k
  • Bridge Output Approx 9.3k
  • Wax Potted


Additional information

Weight .5 lbs

8 reviews for 1959 Special Humbucker

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott Roop (verified owner)

    These are the most authentic PAF style pickups I have ever played! I love the tone, so warm and articulate to the touch!!! Notes just bloom and sustain right off the neck.

    Jose you have a fan and customer for life. Thank you so much my friend.

    Scott Roop
    Sacramento, CA

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    D. Gherna (verified owner)

    Put these in an early 80s SG Special.. Used a .47pF tone capacitor. Very happy with the sound.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christopher Cordova (verified owner)

    That classic 59 growl is all about this. Fantastic balance cleans up very well

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    George Marshall (verified owner)

    Fantastic real vintage classic LesPaul tone. Excellent!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Bevans (verified owner)

    These pickups are great! Ordering more!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian C. (verified owner)

    Sings. Barks. Growls. Versatile. Great balance of low and high end. Great note clarity on chording. I’m very happy with both of my Planet Tone purchases – NOW my PRS McCarty is perfect. Great communication while they were being wound too. ( they don’t make them until you order them) I could not be happier. All my veteran musician buddies have been commenting about my sound. Buy American and at 1970’s prices…..get em now.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracy Michael (verified owner)

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Taylor (verified owner)

    Just what a PAF should sound like!!!!!!

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