Pickups

Retro Guitars offers the highest quality hand wound pickups. All of our pickups are made in the USA. We currently offer three different types of humbuckers available as a single pick up or as a set. Choose from "The Modern", "The SoCal 70", or "The Flame Top" style of humbuckers as well as vintage and modern styles for Stratocaster and a Telecaster. All of our pickups are wax potted for squeal free performance.....Are you looking for something special? We can also custom wind to your specifications!

Humbuckers

There are three main types of Humbuckers offered. The Modern, The So Cal '79, and The Flame Top. Our humbuckers are offered as a single pickup in the neck or bridge position or sold as a set of both the neck and the bridge. 

The Modern” Single Humbucker for Neck or Bridge Position

  • Warm, smooth sounding pickup to suit today’s modern playing style

  • DC resistance 8.5k neck, 9.5k bridge

  • Alnico 5 magnet

  • Wax Potted for noise free even response

  • Hand-wound with poly coated wire

  • Choose between single of nickel braided wire or 4 conductor wire

The So-Cal ‘79” Humbucker 

  • True hard rock / heavy metal sound reminiscent of the late 70’s early 80’s

  • DC resistance 9.5k neck, 10.5k bridge

  • Alnico 5 magnet

  • Wax Potted for noise free even response

  • Hand-wound with FORMVAR wire

  • Choose between single nickel braided wire or 4 conductor wire

 

The Flame Top” Humbucker

  • Vintage PAF style pickup

  • DC resistance 7.5k neck, 8.5k bridge

  • Alnico 2 magnet

  • Wax Potted for noise free even response

  • Hand-wound with Enamel wire

  • Choose between single nickel braided wire or 4 conductor wire

  

Single Humbucker Pickup Neck or Bridge Position

Humbucker Pickup Sets Neck and Bridge Position

Telecaster

Our Telecaster pickups are offered as a single pickup in the neck or bridge position or sold as a set of both the neck and the bridge positions.

 

 

The Vintage T” Telecaster

 

  • Plenty of twang but not too bright sounding to accommodate the most discerning tele player

  • DC resistance 6.5k neck, 7.5k bridge

  • Alnico 5 magnets

  • Wax Potted for noise free even response

  • Hand-wound FORMVAR wire