1951 Original for Tele® – Bridge

1951 Original for Tele® – Bridge

Regular price $59.95
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Custom USA Handmade to order!
Wound for an amazing bridge tone like no other!!
Singles are $59.95 each 

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


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Clarence H.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Strong yet subtle

First word which comes to mind is "quality", both sound and construction. Installed in a Tele Custom, using a Wilkinson bridge w/brass saddles. Ordered with Alnico 3 magnets. Great string separation, responds to pick attack and cleans up by rolling back the volume pot an eighth or quarter turn. It took a couple of days playing to really appreciate the sound, it's the Telecaster bridge sound you always wanted, but didn't know it.

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David D.
I can not live with out these tele bridge pick ...

I can not live with out these tele bridge pick ups. The perfect balance of sparkle and sweet bottom end. It's just bigger sounding. It can twang or rock depending on how you hit the strings. Outstanding pick up. Dave Dills The Magpies blues band.

Brian R.
Great sound definitely will buy again here is a link ...

Great sound definitely will buy again here is a link to a guitar I built using the pickup in the neck position https://youtu.be/o2fwdrMBzbk