1957 Humbucker

1957 Humbucker

Regular price $65.00
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Custom USA Handmade to order!
ound for that 1957 warmth, clarity and tone!
Humbuckers begin at $65 each
Choose Neck or Bridge or add both for a Custom Calibrated Set
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Our version of the classic PAF-type pickup. Wound with the right balance of highs, mids and bass response using period correct materials, including wire type, magnet, and spacing.

The neck is wound to just under 8k to provide the quintessential 50s tone. The Alnico II magnet ensures the right response and lasting vintage sustain for your instrument.

We use period correct plain enamel wire, just like Gibson used during this period and do not compromise on any detail to achieve 50s period-correct construction, quality, and tone.

Available in neck or bridge position.
Please Note: Covered pickups are extra and optional.


  • Plain enamel wire
  • Alnico II magnets
  • All mounting hardware included
  • Neck Output Approx 7.9K
  • Bridge Output Approx 8.1K
  • Wax Potted
  • Hand made to order in the USA

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Emmanuel G.
United States United States
I recommend this product
1957 Bridge Humbucker

Perfect. It matches my over thirty year old Gibson neck humbucker perfect. So glad I found Planet Tone. You all are doing a fine job. This pickup has got the tone

Planet Tone 1957 Humbucker Review
Brian L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great Pickups!

Great pick-ups, they clean up nice, and have all the crunch I've been wanting out of my LP Special with distortion.

United States United States
I recommend this product
Authentic Vintage PAF

I shouldn’t be surprised at how these 57 HB Pups sound; a friend has 4 different sets. Nevertheless, I can’t find anything I don’t like about the tone of these gold beauties. I put them in an Ibanez 335 type guitar. The neck is creamy and warm, the bridge is clear and defined. This guitar went from “OK” to marvelous. Seriously, I can’t get enough. My only complaint is the wait time. However, that’s likely because the PT pups are selling for 1/2 what they’re worth.  No matter the cost, these are damn fine low wind examples of a vintage gibson PAF. 

Planet Tone 1957 Humbucker Review