1954 Alnico II Pickup for Strat®

(5 customer reviews)


Handmade in the USA to order!
Wound to give that 1954 vibe!!
Singles are $40 each or Calibrated Sets for $110

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Professional blues tone starts with pickups made based on the foundation of the original pickups. Alnico II magnets and original ’50s Heavy Formvar magnet wire wound according to original winding patterns with vintage techniques…this yields authentic 50s Strat® tone worthy of the original guitar heroes and chased after by the artists of today.

These pickups are very warm with that bell chime, quack and original ’50s tone! Warm, very warm! Vibrant with a nice tight bottom end. Perfect high end with to deliver punch, power with clarity and just the right amount of top end. Not piercing but driving with rich tone, luscious and flavorful. The mid range is lightly season, only for a slight, very slight, touch of thickness. The mid range is near transparent, not scooped, but only noticeable to enhance the overall ’50s experience. The bottom end is punchy, tight and holds the ’50s vibe together in a bold, rich and meaty way.

These pickups are every bit the tasty nugget that blues, vintage rockers and traditionalists love! Hand crafted for supreme quality and tone in the USA.

Choose neck, middle or bridge. Or individually choose all three and make a set.

Set features:

  • Neck output: 5.8k
  • Middle output: 6.0k RW/RP
  • Bridge output: 6.3k
  • Alnico II Magnets
  • Heavy Formvar
  • Wax Potted

Additional information

Weight 1.0 lbs

5 reviews for 1954 Alnico II Pickup for Strat®

  1. Masakazu (verified owner)

  2. Cliff (verified owner)

    Used to be in the used guitar business (upper end) and I have owned/played a LOT of guitars. I put a set of these in a Mexican standard strat and am still gobsmacked by the difference in sound. Rich creamy tone clean or with some crunch, beautiful full sounding overdrive for blues or rock. Stop reading this and go buy some- you will not be sorry.

  3. David H. (verified owner)

    The pups sound great!

  4. Stefano Pavone (verified owner)

    The pickup set arrived much earlier than expected (and this is already worth the top marks). I mounted them two days ago and, after having noticed a great care in the construction details, I can only say I’m satisfied with the sound. My layer is made with an American basswood body and, therefore, with rather cold basic sounds. This Alnico II set has returned incredible warmth and, above all, a very pleasant touch. Suffice it to say that I managed to come up with John Mayer style sounds. Soon I will also make a video review. Really great!

  5. Mark Markgraf

    Amazing pickups! Every bit as good as promised. Very professional communication and quick shipping. A great Mod to my Mad Cat Tele!
    Thank you!

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