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
  • Hand made to order in the USA

 


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A Planet Tone Customer
DK
09/08/2021
dave k.
United States United States
I recommend this product
The King of Tele pickups.

This is my go-to pickup. I built a Tele for the guitarist of Bang Tango. He loved the Planet Tones and made me a promo video. 10 minutes after posting the video I sold another to a man who wanted one "just like it." The pickups are the magic! 51 Original bridge and 69 Hot neck. Twang of Tele, but capable of much more!

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A Planet Tone Customer
DK
07/10/2021
dave k.
United States United States
I recommend this product
If you shine in an Esquire, you shine anywhere!

You can't hide a weak pickup on an E-Type! The '51 Original shows off its amazing attributes all by its lonesome. Strong Tele twang mixed with as much growl as you care to add. The "Eldred Cocked Wah" wiring mod on this particular guitar is too much fun with this powerful gem of a pickup. I'll keep buying '51 Originals for as long as Jose feels like winding them. Hopefully that will be a long time! My favorite pickup, easily.

A Planet Tone Customer
DK
07/02/2021
dave k.
United States United States
I recommend this product
My favorite pickup. Ever.

As a T-type builder I trust Planet Tone as my source for pickups. I send my guitars out confident that the pickups will impress my clients. Of all the single coil pickups I've purchased from Planet Tone, the '51 original is my favorite. If I crash landed on a deserted island— it's the pickup I'd want in my magical, solar powered Esquire. The Tele twang is very present but with a throaty smooth bite. I like the high output. . . 9? 9.5? and I love it paired with the '55 hot neck pickup. I feel fortunate to have found this company. Jose provides amazing customer service, and I appreciate that. Sincerely, TumbleweedGuitar.com

Planet Tone 1951 Original for Tele® – Bridge Review