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.


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


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George K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great Pickup

I first tried a Duncan Quarter Pounder in my new Squier Esquire Custom and was not impressed. Decided to go with this pickup. What a difference it sounds so much better and even the "Esquire Mud Position" sounds great. If you are looking for a pickup for your Esquire go no further and spend no more this pickup is perfect.

Phillip C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

So vintage you will think they went back in time to get it!

Got the pickup lightning quick and couldn’t believe it when I got it …. it looks like it came straight out of the old factory! Tone is to die for. Dead on early fat single coil sound. Exactly what is was looking for. You won’t be disappointed!

Planet Tone 1951 Original for Tele® – Bridge Review
sterling s.
United States United States
I recommend this product

51 Original for tele

This pickup does GREAT in every zone of tone I play, from clean to blues rock..... Every Planet Tone pickup I have purchased has been just as good or better then anything out there..... Nothing better!