1959 Special Humbucker

1959 Special Humbucker

Regular price $65.00
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Handmade in the USA to order!!
Wound for that incredible 1959 tone!!
Handcrafted humbuckers begin at $65 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


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Gregory D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Solid & Clear

Great, exactly what I was looking for. just bought a new set for a LP build I'm working on.

Planet Tone 1959 Special Humbucker Review
Robert H.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Phenomenal Pickups:

I'm a SoCal session player.. These pickups are very well made. They are super quiet and very articulate. I've had Virgil Arlo's, Thro-Backs, Duncan and Gibson, and Jose at Planet Tone is a serious contender producing a superior product.

Planet Tone 1959 Special Humbucker Review
Tiago O.
Portugal Portugal
P.A.F. tones on a budget!

The P.A.F. tone i was looking for. I bought it for the neck position and it was a massive upgrade on the stock pickup. It combines awesomely well with the Blues Heritage on the bridge. Thank you Planet Tone!