1959 Special Humbucker
1959 Special Humbucker
1959 Special Humbucker

1959 Special Humbucker

Regular price $64.95
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Handmade in the USA to order!!
Wound for that incredible 1959 tone!!
Handcrafted humbuckers begin at $64.95 each
Choose Neck or Bridge or add both for a Custom Calibrated Set
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There are certain years that have captivated guitar players because of their cherished tone and the year 1959 is certainly one of them! Whether single coil or humbucker, the 1959 pickup has been sought after as one of the most recognized for its majestic vintage tone. We have made every researchable effort to replicate this magic pickup and make it one of the best on the market!

Constructed of period correct materials right down to the maple spacers, this pickup delivers! The tone is unapproachable and will easily captivate your ears with that amazing balance of highs, mids and bass response yielding unprecedented vintage tone. The pickup is made with enamel wire and alnico II magnets, to give a tone just like back in the day.

The alnico II magnets ensure long lasting sustain as today’s hotter magnets can rob that cherished characteristic. The enamel wire delivers that vintage bite your instrument will love you for. Please Note: Covered pickups are extra and optional.


  • Enamel wire
  • Alnico II magnets
  • All mounting hardware included
  • Neck Output Approx 7.6-7.8k
  • Bridge Output Approx 9.3k
  • Wax Potted
  • Hand made to order in the USA

Full 1959 Special Humbuckers Demo by Lucas Fowler

 1959 Special @ Neck / Aggressor @ Bridge Demo by Lucas Fowler

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Sean G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

59’ Specials

TONE. These were exactly what I was looking for. For reference they replaced a Thornbucker set which are fantastic in their own right (and sound great in my Les Paul), but the A5/A4 wasn’t giving me the singing lead tones I was looking for in my PRS 594 Thinline. (Think SG). Harmonically juicy, articulate yet fat in all the right places. They split really well too, in the PRS coil tap you only lose a little low mid and output to bring out more spank and shimmer. Tempted to put these in everything.

Planet Tone 1959 Special Humbucker Review
John M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

1959 Special Humbucker

Great pickup, installed in a LP Standard. More mids and a little more power, not overdone. Highly recommended.

Ben S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Brought an ES-355 to Life!

Beautifully done pickups and came much faster than I was expecting. Installed them in an Epiphone ES-355 that was muddy and lifeless. These pickups gave it a new life, they sound amazing! So much range in tone. Clarity at low volumes brake up to rock perfectly, great vintage sound.