1951 Original for Tele® – Bridge

1951 Original for Tele® – Bridge

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Custom USA Handmade to order
Wound for an amazing Tele® bridge tone
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Back in 1951, Leo Fender set out to make a versatile guitar with a fat sounding single coil. Something that had bite, growl and a big presence. His original recipe for his creation had a pickup that often measured just under 10k. We have created our version of that pickup in the spirit of what Leo had intended.

The result is a powerful Tele® bridge pickup that has a bigger and beefier tone, still warm, lots of punch and all that Leo had intended. The '51 Original has a well focused and defined top end, great for clarity and articulation. The low end is very punchy but not anemic like so many of today's Tele® bridges. It's a nice vintage hot with a bigger, almost humbucker-like presence.

Designed for those who are looking for something with a nice powerful bark, not thin but not overly hot. Very warm and lush with a stronger mid range presence, this pickup is able to bring out the beast in your Tele®.

Great for blues, country, rock, alternative and heavier styles of play.

Features:

  • Mounting Hardware Included
  • 9.5K output
  • Enamel
  • Choose from Alnico III or V magnets
  • Hum Canceling with Planet Tone neck pickups
  • Wax Potted
  • Handmade to order in the USA

TThe Demos...huge thanks to Matheus Canteri, Lucas Fowler and Michael Wong

 


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KH
05/20/2024
Kit H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great Tone and the best Bridge Pup .

A great pickup, the best and the 2nd one I have purchased.

CD
01/20/2024
Chris D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Another great set of pickups!

Ever since I discovered Planet Tone they have become my go to shop for replacement pickups. This most recent Tele bridge 1951 is such a classic piece without the extra cost! It’s everything I need and expect from a classic Tele bridge.

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RD
09/16/2023
Ron D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Loving Teles!!

For 40 years or so I never gave Telecasters a second thought. After doing some research and seeing how many guitar greats played Teles, I decided to build one. My first Telecaster had leftover pickups I had laying around, and that's how it sounded. So I built a 2nd with the PT 1951 Tele and the MHS III in the neck. My 1951 was rated at 10.5k ohms and I was concerned it would override its 7.0k humbucker partner when played together. My concern was killed once I wired them up and plugged the newbie Tele in! The 1951 is a bit fat in mids, but still holds lots of treble and clarity. It has bite, and it is clear as a bell on clean channels. The output allows for a little bit of compression when pushed, and is great for leads both clean and distorted. When matched with the MHS III, the sound is full and articulate. I couldn't have asked for a better pickup for a serious Telecaster build! Jose and friends have done it again! Thanks!!