You are looking at a brand new loaded pre-wired pickguard with a set of 3 Tone Specific 1965 Blues Strat pickups hand made in the USA. If you truly care about your guitar’s tone, you should upgrade your strat with these pickups! The photo is just to show you the quality of wiring and soldering of our custom shop. It may not show the exact pickups for the sale. Tone Specific pickups are rated as one of the best hand made guitar pickups available in the USA. Check out their website for details. This listing is for regular 11 hole pickguard, and it will fit all Fender American, Mexico, Japanese, and Custom Shop strat with 11 mounting screw holes. There is a protective plastic cover on the pickguard to be peeled off when you get it. These pickups have the typical Fender vintage 50s fat, warm, and woody sound! We can also do any custom color of pickguard loaded with any pickups with any custom wiring needs. For example, you can combine Fralin pickups with any Fender or Duncan pickups; or add a Duncan liberator system or 1-3 mini toggle switches (like 7 function Gilmour switch, or the phase inverting switch, or a coil split push pull pot, or a Fender S1 system, adding a bassplate or vintage shielding etc) for more versatile wiring (extra charges may apply). Our Custom Shop can do ANYTHING you want! Everything coming with the pickguard is brand new quality parts. Brand new Fender 60s style 5 way toggle switch. Brand new Fender CTS pots (top quality, if you know them), turns extremely smoothly. The same American-made top quality cotton wrapped (shielded) wires used in Fender Custom Shop (Double-cloth jacket has a waxed cotton outer braid and a Celanese inner braid just like Leo used). High quality no lead soldering tin free from oxidation (the same used on high end stereo system). So all you need to do is connect these two wires to your output jack. Pickups are made to sound a warmer and clearer than most vintage pickups. Middle is RWRP to eliminate hum in positions 2 & 4. They clean up well by rolling off volume without losing clarity or getting muddy. Vintage Tone – Modern Innovation. This set was inspired by a really terrific 1965 set. This set was formerly called the “Gray Bottom Blues Set” but player from all genres were telling us this should be called the “everything set” because it covered so much ground. Our painstaking design and testing process has yielded pickups that that sound great with tube amps, pedals, solid state amps, digital devices and even software. This is the set preferred by most pro players. It takes a little longer to make than our typical set so it cost a more but you’ll appreciate the attention to detail from the first note. We have a hard time making these quickly enough because pro’s are putting these in all of their main guitars including their vintage guitars. In this era of technology, everyone seems to have a home recording studio. As a result, the session scene has never been more competitive. If you want to make it these days, then you need to make every note count. Top Session Players understand this & choose Tone Specific to equip all of their main studio guitars. Your next session date might be in a real studio. The producer might ask you to just bring your guitar, when you show up they might have you plug into a modeler or computer rig. If you show up with average pickups, you might not get a second chance. Our pickups are optimized to work well with vintage style amps as well as modern modeling digital devices. This is why serious session guitarists use Tone Specific Pickups. Life as a Professional Guitarist is filled with ups and downs. All gigs and tours end eventually, this reality makes every performance an audition. Top Pros know this & this is why they suffer over every detail. You’ve spent a lifetime finding the right instrument, don’t come up short with stock or average sounding pickups. Top Pros realize that an amplifiers circuitry actually starts in your guitar, precisely at the location of your pickups. Anything less than the best in your guitar will make your tone less than it should be. Mark Whitfield says these are the best Strat Pickups ever made. Dani Robinson plays Jimi Hendrix in the Billy Cox Experience & uses this set in his #1 Strat that was gifted to him by Eric Johnson. Will Crosby plays in the BB King Band is Blown away every time he grabs his Strat. From Nashville to LA, Austin to NYC, Prague to Japan top touring Pros load up all of their main gigging guitars with Tone Specific Pickups. After hearing these pickups, you’ll for the same. Pro Guitarists & Luthiers have a few things in common. They both work in very competitive fields & the both want their instruments to sound as good as possible. Luthiers spend years perfecting their craft & many hours testing various hardware and components to get the best out of their instruments. We are honored that so many top luthiers and guitar builders choose to use Tone Specific Pickups. Stephen Marchione discusses his approach to crafting some of the worlds finest guitars in the video below. BUILDING A MASTERPIECE – STEPHEN MARCHIONE. Of course return is accepted if not as described. But if you simply don’t like the product, you can always return it within 14 days after receiving it! We work hard to accommodate any needs of our buyers including combined packaging and we declare custom report friendly. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar & Bass Parts\Pickups”. The seller is “musictopia7″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Type: Single Coil
- Brand: Tone Specific